P304 - Freedom to Create - 3 Day Class
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
changing ideas starting new ones coming back to old ones.. it should be a
For me painting is an experience in every way, i love the feeling of each
$15 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
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. :)
Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.