Workshop

The future of TAE Trees is not just making trees for you to enjoy!

         We want to be developing your ability to read and write tree-stories 

(develop do-it-yourself skill).

 What's in a TAE Tree workshop?

 

 TAE Tree 101 - Level A: ($101.00)

Time involved: one class of 2 hours
      1-2 follow-up classes of 1/2 hour

→ Explore the difference between art and decoration:
   investing your art with meaning and significance
→ Discover the shift in meaning from Middle Ages
    to the Enlightenment in Renaissance art
→ Bonsai styles and the context which produced these genres
→ Explore various tree stories
→ Find and develop a new voice in a growing art medium
→ Develop the artist: growing in self-knowledge helps growth in knowing others

This course level produces a small simple tree (3-5 Stage tree)

 

TAE Tree 201 - Level 2: ($202.00)

→ Discuss "authorities for making meaning"
→ Discover the shift in meaning-making from Enlightenment through to Post-Modernity
→ Bonsai philosophy
→ Developing the idea of trees as living metaphors - as opposed to other grammers for self-understanding (explore the Tree Poem)
→ Learn to interpret tree stories and their metaphors
→ Develop new skills in tree-making
→ Develop the artist: growing in knowledge of prejudice and its development
(based on Hans Georg Gadamer)

 This course level produces a larger tree (5-6 stage tree)
(Available purchase of "TAE tree kits level 1" - to make your own small trees)

 

 

TAE Tree 301 - Level 3: ($202.00 + material cost)

→ Explore and critique  "authorities for making meaning"
→ Discover the shifts in meaning-making being used today: what/who are the big players?
→ Discover the art of interpretation - a gift of Western Civilization
→ Developing healthy life-structures for becoming a tree-maker: embracing trees as living metaphors
→ Write various tree stories and their metaphors
→ Develop new skills in tree-making
→ Develop the artist: toward developing a meta-culture, overcoming prejudice and blocks to development
→  Invitation toward becoming a community of tree-makers
→ Last thoughts on tree-making
→ Branch-turning specializations

This course level produces a tree of any size (6 stage tree)
(Available purchase of "TAE tree kits level 2" - to make your own)

The following gives a list of times and places for you to do a TAE Tree workshop

 Date  /  Time  /  Place

Jan 23  / 10am-4pm  /  251 Laclie Street, Orillia, Ontario.

[more to come]

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