Workshops to be held in the Bunkhouse next to the Firehouse Gallery. Size of classes is limited, so pre-registration is required. Each workshop is $50 ($45 WAC members 10% off) plus $10 supply fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the gallery at 887-1052. Both classes are on July 9, 2016.
Pastel Still Life Painting – 9-12:30pm
Following a proven, signature, circular step-by-step process, students complete a 9×12” soft pastel of a setup still life. Each person is encouraged to work in their own style that comes naturally when they open to their own muse. First, we’ll discuss types of pastels, papers, fixing and mounting. Then, use pastels on newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next we’ll follow the successful circular method. You will learn to exaggerate and be bold with colors, using lights and darks. All materials supplied. 3 ½ hr. for beginner & experienced artists ages 18 & up. $50 + $10 supply fee. Instructor Patti Pease Johnson.
Experimental Watercolor – 2-5:30pm
If you enjoy abstract art, or want to try your hand at it, this is the class for you. Each student creates 3 to 5 separate 8”x 8” watercolor paintings using broken glass as a catalyst. Theories of good composition are discussed, along with color theory and color wheel use. You then make your initial setup with the glass pieces. Abstractive qualities are the focus using 3 paints right out of the tube with the glass. Then, after the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using other detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush & more. All materials supplied. 3 ½ hr. for beginner & experienced artists ages 18 & up. $50 + $10 supply fee. Instructor Patti Pease Johnson.