Portland, OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Feb 16, 17 & 18

P304 - Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class

$ 405  


This three day mixed media painting class is an expansion on my two day class. The idea is to give students more time to digest the individual ideas, concepts and techniques of my one day class. this class is open to any level student/artist all my class begin with simple ideas and techniques the complexity comes in understanding how to own them engage in them and believing in them.. by having two days we have more opportunity to breathe between steps and ideas this means more critique, as well as time for me to question and exemplify the applications and concepts.

This class is focused on teaching students the value of creating using loose and free techniques. breaking down boundaries and confined ideas about art learning to move fluidly allowing an engaged experience rather than one wrapped in contemplation. its better to make mistakes then stand around worrying about them some of the best things happen on accident. learning to move forward with each step to focus on art being fun rather than stressful.. to create free and expressive work we must have fun and feel free to take risks this is what makes work resonate with passion..

A mix of demonstration, lecture and hands on painting will introduce students to my ideas, techniques and the purpose of my work..Tthis is an open level class as there is plenty to be learned by someone who has never painted before or those who are full time artists and teachers.. What I teach is far more about how and why than an outcome.. The goal of this class is to expose you to new ideas techniques and ways of approaching your art.

Meaning its more about developing techniques and approaches to art then a
how to paint something specific. I push students to further there
own work and ideas using my ideas and approaches.. I'm looking
to make creation fun. remembering this will keep us coming back for more.Iits all about painting painting over and painting over layering ideas,

changing ideas starting new ones coming back to old ones.. it should be a
personal journey that remains free and fun in which a the creator is
engaged in a process that is free of restraint so they may paint and see
there work as it happens.. Its abstract in alot of ways but it all makes
sense when you see it. its something you really need to practice.. you
take home the ideas and experience and continue to apply them..

For me painting is an experience in every way, i love the feeling of each
of my mediums and methods, drawing clenched fisted, wrong handed, without
looking, using my hand and palms to smear and mix acrylic paints, using
brushes, scrapers, oil crayons, and pastels in any way that comes to mind.
I'm always looking for a new technique to inspire me.. painting in many
reckless layers searching for a meaning in random intentions, then pulling
out the images i begin to see. This is what I will aim to instill in all
of you.. the excitement of the unexpected.. creating in ways that don't
seem like they should work. This will really open you up and remove the
stress from painting.. each time showing us and reinforcing the idea that
we can outshine our expectation of ourselves in ways we never knew..

$20 fee instructor will provide - non toxic acrylic paint primary colors, black colored pencils as marking tools, oil pastels for accent colors and marking, we will us heavy paper as our surface, so we can roll our pieces up for easy transport home.

Students will bring brushes and oil pastels
- small brush for details
- 1 inch flat brush
- fan brush
- 1 blue pastel
- 1 white pastel
- 1 red pastel
- 1 yellow pastel

All you need to bring is a few brushes, old and worn are best but anything will work. Remember this is about experimenting with what you don't think will work. :)