Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Textured Abstract Landscapes

Traci Lyn Huskamp & Marylin Huskamp
9:00 - 4:30
Wed April 19

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$ 185  

Exploring the idea of texture and alternative texture materials, we will paint a series of abstract mixed-media, nature inspired artworks. This workshop, suitable for all skill levels, unravels the secrets of abstract painting as it applies to creating stunning landscapes and sweeping vistas. Students will investigate design principles of composition, design concepts of light and dark, the importance of line and horizon, creating organic shapes to represent terrain, along with using a variety of materials to obtain depth and dimension through texture to render a three-dimensional quality to an artwork. And finally, developing a visual language of color as it applies to nature scenes, in order to successfully represent both ground and sky.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 - 6” X 6”plain canvases, Misc. Natural Texturing Materials, Misc. Acrylic Paint, Misc. Threads, Misc. Netting.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

1 - 3/4” Flat Brush for Acrylic Paint (NOTE: make sure the brush will retain a crisp flat shape after being washed), 1 - 2 oz. bottle of white, raw umber, med. gray, lt. gray, lt. blue, and med. blue acrylic/craft paint (any brand) (NOTE: These paints should be inexpensive normally costing around $1 per bottle or less. Or feel free to use the acrylic paints you already own), 1 - cup for water, 1 - paint palette, 1 - brush rag, 1 - pair of scissors, 1 – small jar of Golden’s Matte Gel Medium, 1- bristle brush for Matte Gel application, 5 to 10 Misc. Papers (NOTE: this could be ledger paper, old receipt, letter, book pages, anything interesting writing and neutral in color), 10- small white or cream buttons (NOTE: can be vintage or new, consider bringing a mix of styles for variety), 5 to 10 - 8” length of thin to medium width pieces of lace, 1- small package of your favorite silver and/or gold fine glitter, 1- small package gold and/or silver seed beads, 1 - small package of gold and/or silver tiny flake mix (NOTE: found in the jewelry bead aisle at Hobby Lobby or check with Christy to see if she will have it in the onsite store)


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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.

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