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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.

Workshop 1:
Sept 11 + 12, 2021

Workshop 2:
October 9 + 10, 2021

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.

October 23 + 24, 2021
10AM – 4PM
$285 + includes lunch each day.

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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 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 19 – September 25, 2021  5 days/6 nights

Session 2:
September 27 – October 3, 2021  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.