Boats are easy to make. You are guided step by step in an open-ended process that invites healing and self-expression.
The three dimensional boats are made of plastic water bottles cut apart and re-connected. This shell is covered with stained tracing paper, glued down with gel medium and resembles an animal skin. Once the skin is on, the form can be pierced, tied, wrapped and decorated with personal items or various materials. Paper bags are also used to make canoes or kayaks.
All materials are provided – no experience necessary, all adults with an open heart are welcomed!
Cost- $75 per person, fundraiser event for the Living Shaman Museum
Jennifer Ewing calls herself a “Spiritboatist” as the metaphor of one-who-is-on-the-boat-journey to honor her ancestors. Spirit Boats are about transformation and her universal journey shared through drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking and workshops. As a life-long artist she started her practice early, and continued to develop her talents and career by teaching, illustrating and painting after college. She owns a mural painting business for over 20 years, and currently teaches at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Jennifer is a recent artist-in-residence at the deYoung Museum with her Spirit Boats, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco has featured her Spirit Boats also. Her website is http://www.jenniferewing.com/