This workshop will be taught virtually over Zoom.
There is no part of daily living that can’t in some way become part of a total creative life. This workshop is about how to make art by combining a layered, multi-disciplinary approach.
If you’ve ever watched Muriel Fahrion’s kitchen dance videos, you will love this workshop! She will show you how philosophy, dance, design, poetry, fashion, acting, music, lyrics, and 2D art can enhance your creative process and projects.
Muriel will demonstrate how moving your body to music through dance can improve your life drawing and how interpreting the lyrics of a song by using your whole body makes you cognizant of facial expressions that improve your art and portraiture.
We suggest having paper and your favorite drawing utensils nearby in case you feel inspired to create!
About the Instructor
Art has infused Muriel’s life. Her career in design, illustration, and art management began in Cleveland, Ohio, at American Greetings as a humorous card designer. While there, she graphically depicted the first drawings of Strawberry Shortcake & Custard as greeting cards. When it was determined Strawberry Shortcake would be licensed, Muriel transferred to the newly created Those Characters from Cleveland, a toy/licensing think tank. What followed was 32 more characters in the Shortcake line. Within the same year she was asked to depict the first introduction of Care Bears and a year after that the Get-Along-Gang that became a TV cartoon series.
After she left TCFC, she continued an output of whimsical character creations including Raggy Mae and the Raggedy Ranch and Cameo Cats.
After moving to Oklahoma in 1995, Muriel took the position of VP of Creative at United Design, a giftware company. At this time she created a series called The Exhausted Woman. Eventually she moved to the eclectic and rural Medicine Park in southwest Oklahoma. There she taught herself 3D rendering and animation and began selling prints of lil iffi and small canvases at the Red Door Gallery.
Today Muriel resides with her crazy terrier in Tulsa and continues creating character-based lines under her studio name, Outta Thin Air, which was launched in 2019. These lines include RainBerry Jam, Giggle the Guardian Angel of Laughter, Phil and Brooke. She is active in the vibrant Tulsa art community and is a member of Whiteside Portrait Artists as well as a figure drawing group, Inkslingers, and Artists of Tulsa. Some of her favorite private commissions include creating character likenesses with a fantasy element of people’s adorable children and grandchildren in her own special style.
Most recently, Muriel has expanded her social media platform to include Facebook + Marketplace, Instagram, and Patreon. Her #Kitchendance performances appear on those medias plus Quarantined Cabaret. She has led workshops at Tulsa Community College, Decopolis, and local schools. She also does appearances at meet and greets for local businesses and Comic Cons. Throughout her career she has engaged in doing demos and speaking engagements on the subject of her art and creativity in general.
Class Cancellation Policy
Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session.
With inclement weather always possible, ahha reserves the right to close and cancel any scheduled classes and programs depending on severe weather conditions. If the ahha Hardesty Center is closed, a notice will be posted on our website. You may also call 918-584-3333 to confirm.
Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.
Photo Credit: Zoey Horner