$225.00 (100.00 non-refundable deposit will hold your space)
LYNN HANSON GALLERY 312 S Washington St, Seattle 98104
This workshop is for all types of artists - whether they paint representational, abstract or non-objective. It is also for all types of mediums - including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, encaustic, oil, collage or mixed media. The emphasis is on searching for personal content and style, design and composition—-three steps to fabulous art. Participants will work on composition, design elements and principles, and explore personal, unique aspects of their work. They will examine content, creativity and personal expression. There will be exercises, individual and group discussions and critiques. By the end of the workshop the artist will have a stronger understanding of their strengths and a good direction they can continue in their own studios. By emphasizing certain elements and principles, and choosing more personal content, their work will become more unique, and successful. Donna is a mixed media painter and collage artist who has worked with many different mediums and styles of painting. She has signature membership in AWS and NWS, and is a juror and workshop instructor all over the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Her works have been published in many art magazines and books.
November 18-20 (Monday through Wednesday) 10-3:30 $275.00 ($100.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your space) $35.00 lab fee includes all materials
This workshop will concentrate on deepening the narrative in your work. By creating a story or tapping into a memory, it is a focus that will emanate from the finished product and strengthen the sub text in your work. This is not a literal exercise. I am a fiber artist that constructs large installations made from single needle felted wool. In this workshop, we will be making a flat felted project. The objective is to take the artist out of their comfort zone and push further. Working in wool is a soft comfortable experience, an interesting contrast while delving deep into the contours of creativity. These felting supplies will be provided: felting wool, felting needles, foam pad for work surface, and flat felt for the project itself.
Day 1 - Introduction to felting. Please come to the workshop with a story you intend to depict for your project. This does not mean a literal depiction but a strong vision you have in your mind which will be your reference and ballast for your work. We will begin by each telling a brief story of our pieces. We will then dive in and begin felting.
Day 2 - Working on our projects and addressing any issues that may arise. I will talk about wool sources and felting techniques.
Day 3 - Finishing up our projects and discussing the outcomes of our work. We will talk about how the pieces translated to the actual felting project.