Fall in love with the creative process, developing a free and playful mindset while drawing as you experiment with pencil, ink, and soft pastels on beautiful washi, Japanese hand made paper. Delight in graceful lines, delicate surfaces, and capturing the spirit of nature in a relaxing, healing environment. All skill levels welcome.
This fun-filled workshop explores acrylic painting combined with washi, and how they work together to create beautiful results. Explore a variety of fine Japanese papers, using the patterns and textures collaged within a whimsical landscape composition on a wooden birch panel, taking mixed media painting to new heights of imagination! All skill levels welcome.
Fall in love with the creative process, drawing inspiration from nature, elegant materials, and authentic expression. Develop a free and playful mindset while drawing as you gracefully experiment with pencil, ink, and soft pastels, delighting in graceful lines, delicate surfaces, and capturing the spirit of nature in a relaxing, healing environment. All skill levels welcome.
Journey into the magical realms in-between realism and abstraction to achieve expressive landscapes. This class provides an upbeat atmosphere for intuitive painting and creating small, precious mini landscape original artworks that can serve as cards or gifts. Explore methods for abstracting from nature, conceptual studies and composition, unconventional tools and media, brushwork and colour harmonies, acrylic mediums and mixed media experimentation, all to help convey what you see and how you feel about the world around you. All materials included.
Push the boundaries of expressive drawing and mixed media! Begin the day with skill-building exercises that ignite courage, awe and wonder in the creative process.
Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural world, we will explore the basics for experimental material combinations, layering with water-based paints and drawing media.
The morning will begin with an overview of using water-based + drawing media + weird stuff together. Exercises explore unconventional tools, mark-making, gestures, contours and organic line, using 'what's in your kit' to discover best/worst mixed media combinations, followed by a demo to show how I layer, build, and nurture expressionism. The upbeat afternoon explores creating an exciting still life to work from, focusing on line, space, texture and colour, with great music to light your creative fire! Expected results will be a minimum of two mixed media works that lead into a final discussion of finding your creative match in plein air/still life, and a demo of editing and framing.