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Saturday, September 16
10am to 4pm
The cost of this workshop is $175 - only 5 spaces available
Every layer counts — especially the first one. Beginning with the board we will explore how to make every layer make an impact on the overall design. Create space and blend colors by using both translucent and opaque paints. Then using a variety of tools to scrape and cut back we'll reveal treasures from previous layers. This workshop explores how building and scraping back layers can reveal a beautiful painting.
We will explore the following intermediate-level aspects of prepping the board, layering both opaque and transparent paint, drawing between layers, scraping and carving back with a variety of tools as well as creating texture … all while exploring color theories.
The Board: The strategy and execution of drawing, doodling, painting and in general making marks using a variety of mediums including watercolor, ink pens, gouache, gesso and oil pastels.
Painting Layers: using both translucent and opaque paints to create new colors and create areas that block and allow light to bounce through the work.
Carving and Scraping: What tools are most effective and how to properly scrape as well as clean up cuts in addition to incising and scoring to see pervious layers. Finally creating areas of texture for contrast and color.
Although we have these on hand, participants are encouraged to bring any additional variety of drawing tools: (pencil, pen, marker, woody, etc) and/or water-based paint (watercolors: liquid or dry) watercolor pencils or crayons, oil pastels, gouache, liquid ink). Brushes for water-based mediums
A variety of mark making items but bring more if you can: pencils, pens,
markers, woodys, watercolors, etc gouache, liquid ink and brushes (see above).
To see pics from previous Building A History workshops, click here
Teaching and painting for more than 9 years, Leigh Harrison has enjoyed working with students of all ages as they apply their creativity and explore the art process.
Currently, Leigh is creating more abstract, painterly or collage-oriented artwork, in oil or encaustic. When working on collage-oriented works, she uses textiles, found items, her own photographs and various papers and encaustic monotypes. Leigh is fascinated by the art process and loves the use of color, line and texture to create artwork that is exploratory in combining a variety of complimentary materials.
In addition to teaching art and art history to high school students, she also curates art shows as part of the volunteer managing committee for the Umbrella Gallery in Deep Ellum.
Leigh earned an associates degree in Applied Arts from the Art Institute of Dallas and a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from Midwestern State. She has continued her art education by participating in workshops under the tutelage of a variety of talented artists generous enough to share their process.
Payment and Registration info:
The cost of this workshop is $175.00 and there is space for 5 participants only.
The amount due in full.
▪ via Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ via PayPal or credit card via the site page: Abstractions in Cold Wax with Jane Cornish Smith▪via PayPal by requesting a PayPal invoice from me.
▪ via PayPal by logging into PayPal and sending your payment to email@example.com
▪ By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993
▪ By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-405-5993
In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full: $65.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.