Symposium Workshop and Demos
Note: Check your choices as some activities overlap
WORKSHOP – ABC’S OF ABSTRACTION
9/24-27, 9am - 4pm
We cover both the elements of design and the 'mental game' in art-making.
Using acrylic and collage, we will explore shape, line, color and texture to craft vibrant paintings that stir the emotions.
You will learn organizing principles, painting tips and techniques for overcoming self-doubt and indecision.
DEMONSTRATION – Marbled Texture - Transform paintings with pattern
Rene Eisenbart has found ways to use marbling in her work while retaining her individual style. She will show you how she combines marbled texture with watercolor painting to create expressive watermedia works. Marbling can be applied under the painting, over the paint or applied later as collage. Then Rene will demonstrate how she creates her marbled patterns. She will introduce you to her process for painting over the marbled texture with watercolor and how she adds it later to balance a piece. You won’t want to miss this demonstration of marbling.
Rene Eisenbart is a signature member of NWS and WFWS. She teaches marbling technique along with painting and collage.
Demonstration: Acrylic Mixed Media
Sam plans to start by simultaneously working on three 21” x 24" canvas panels.
Sam will be using mixed media (acrylic on canvas applied not only with a brush but also with her index finger).
She will talk about her process as she paints.
Sam will also share her initial fear of becoming a painter, how she overcame that fear, and what she does to keep having fun and moving forward as a painter and artist.
Comments and questions are welcome throughout the session.