In this class, students doodled with intention through metal embossing. This technique is sculptural, Zen-like, and simply gorgeous to look at. Instructor Charr taught participants how to use embossing tools and various techniques. Students embarked on a type of doodling that allows for freedom while creating line and design.
What at first glance may look complicated is actually very simple— each deliberate stroke at a time. Dots, lines, curves, circles and squares all flowing into one another. Per Charr:
“The intention is to be adventurous. We may not even know specifically where we are going or what it will look like in the end. It can almost be a kind of artistic meditation. The beautiful part is you don’t need to be an ‘artist’. You’re already creative even if you don’t realize it.”
Charr Crail is an award-winning professional photographer and artist with over 25 years of experience. Charr loves to teach and speak to professional groups and colleges about photography, as well as host creative hands-on digital imaging workshops. Favorite workshops include: Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Photography, iPad for Artists, Creative Marketing with Your iPhone Camera and an interesting variety of unique artisan crafts.