4-day workshop with Jane Davies
April 11 – 14, 2023 | Tuesday – Friday
Tues 10 am – 5 pm | Wed – Fri 9 am – 4 pm
If you feel like you’ve been playing it safe in your art, or that you are in a rut with predictable paintings, this workshop will shake up your practice and get you well out of your comfort zone. You will gain the courage to make bold moves and dramatic shifts in your pieces as you let go of the preciousness of each mark. In addition to the new techniques in collage and painting, this workshop offers a radically freeing approach to composition.
We begin each piece with multiple layers of collage, which in itself is an exciting visual journey. Then we sand through the layers (by hand and with a power sander), peel back the papers, rub away paint with alcohol, and generally excavate the surface revealing the complexity beneath. We repeat the collage layering, including applications of paint, gesso, marks, splatters, drips and scribbles. And then excavate… continuing to build up and tear down layers as the images gradually emerge. This process encourages you to let go of judgement and become attuned to the visual interplay between color and surface, line and form, texture and pattern. Working on multiple pieces at once allows time for the layers to dry and the ideas to blossom.
Class meets 10 – 5 on the first day, 9 – 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
- Masks inside our buildings are optional until further notice.
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