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Working with monotype press processes, we will develop an understanding in the power of mark-making and composition. Design concepts covered: line, mark, shape, texture and tone; elements related to dynamic mark-making with monotype press techniques and pastel with color; powerful paintings and drawings unique to your authentic self will result and a strong understanding of composition and design.

All levels welcome, 3 separate weekends offered.

Workshop 1:
January 18 + 19,  2020

Workshop 2:
February 22 + 23, 2020

Workshop 3:
March 7 + 8, 2020

10AM – 4PM
$285 + includes lunch each day.

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The student will explore color concepts and expression in a guided process of collage and painted studies; working with varied media and discovering the powerful design element of color.

All levels welcome.

February 1 + 2,  2020
10AM – 4PM
$285 + includes lunch each day.

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Whether you want to learn how to draw, rekindle your creative imagination, or broaden your drawing skills, this class will free your ‘inner artist’. Expressive Drawing will guide you through stimulating exercises, presenting an  abstract approach that any eager artist can master.

Concepts covered: Line, mark, shape, texture, value and color stategy: critical design concepts related to dynamic mark-making with mixed media. Once we initially investigate these exprerssive drawing concepts, we will apply these specifically to painting and drawing processes unique to your authentic self. Composition and design will also be presented. Join me.

2 – Day Workshop: Friday + Saturday May 8 + 9, 2020 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Daniel Smith, Seattle Store
Fee $270.
+ A DEMO about this class: Saturday, April 11 @ 1:30 – 3:00 PM @ Daniel Smith, Seattle Store, free

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A drawing + painting workshop discovering the beauty of the earth and its grounding spiritual energy.

Ivins, Utah  May 18 – 22, 2020

In this workshop, we will begin by observing the environment of an arts-oriented desert community set in the beautiful Red Rock area and its surrounding context of Southern Utah, a few miles outside of St. George.

Drawing by hand, reinforces and expresses the true experience of a place in time, again, using all five senses, and instilling permanent habits of drawing, as well as creating indelible memories. 

We will use many tools in a ‘fact finding’ mission, discovering the ‘power of a place’ through drawing and painting. Sketches, paintings, drawings, + collages will be created of the landscape; creating ‘evocative’ works, furthering a concept of ‘place’; utilizing tools of watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and graphite.

A small group of 12 participants provides opportunities for plenty of one-on-one learning, lessons, critiques and demos: Fields trips in the surrounding area for gathering evidence and experiencing the incredible landscape together with a home base studio classroom at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta located in the heart of the Kayenta Arts Village.

“Surrounded by one of nature’s most spectacular landscapes, Kayenta is located in the southwest corner of Utah in the high desert of the western United States. Kayenta reaches in all directions and extends approximately 3 miles in length and 1.75 miles in width, for a total of 2,200 acres.Over 80% of Kayenta’s protected enclave borders open space.”

Workshop fee for 5 days: $500

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This workshop is about drawing, sketching, and painting places, spaces, and objects. The session begins by observing the contextual environment of Civita di Bagnoregio and its surrounding context: learning about the ‘power of a place’ through drawing; mark making inspired by Civita’s extraordinary setting and the beauty of Italy.

at The Civita Institute in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Session 1: September 21 – September 27  5 days/6 nights
Session 2: September 29 – October 5, 2020  5 days/6 nights

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If not otherwise noted, classes and workshops are held in my studio: 1625 11th Ave West, Seattle, Washington 98119.
*Note: There is a $35 cancellation fee. Full credit for a future class/workshop (credit expires one year from date of purchase) if you cancel before 2 weeks before the day of the class/workshop. No refunds for cancellations received less than two weeks before the day of the class/workshop.