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UTAH 2022 WORKSHOP: EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES

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

Ivins, Utah 
May 16 – 20, 2022

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 16 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. kayentaarts.com

“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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DENVER WORKSHOP: ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

In this workshop we will begin by observing landscape painting and drawing:  to learn about the ‘power of a place’ through drawing. There is a fine granularity and layering to a place and drawing the elements of these places requires rigor and attention to detail – awareness. This rigor, focus, and awareness will enhance one’s skills in the evocative understanding of mark making. Simulation through drawing and by hand, reinforces 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: a ‘fact finding’ mission. Sketches, paintings, drawings, collages will be collected in a series of sketchbooks; and after initial studies are completed, we will continue to create ‘evocative’ works, furthering concept of ‘place’; utilizing appropriate tools of paint, pastel, charcoal, and graphite.

This workshop will investigate the power of looking at the landscape in the depictive and expressive process.

July 15-17, 2022
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NEW DATES
CIVITA 2022 WORKSHOP

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 12 – September 18, 2022  5 days/6 nights

Session 2:
September 20 – September 26, 2022  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.

Masks and Covid vaccinations required for participation.

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.