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The Tactile Image: Foraging for Form in Painting and Drawing

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August 5, 2022
August 7, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

The encyclopedic richness of the natural environment around the meadows, ocean, and forests of Cascade Head is ripe for experimentation with mixed media processes that blur the practice of painting and drawing. As we forage the Sitka environment to coax shape from a blend of reflection and craft, we will build several threads of work as we go, some achieving a sculptural presence with actual bas relief. You will leave with several bodies of work, all exploring water and drawing media combinations to extend your practice forward.

About the Instructor(s)

Marlana Stoddard Hayes, M.A., M.F.A, an academic for 35 years, is a past Sitka Resident (1990). Exhibitions include: France, China, Vietnam and Africa and domestically since 1980. She occasionally teaches on the spirituality of creativity. Marlana is a National Member of A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and represented by Butters Gallery in Portland. She has focused on painting with water media and is committed to exploring the physicality of the fluid world and the larger meaning behind eco-theology.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Sketch book or notebook for recording thoughts, and or processes.

• Assorted brushes...a range of small to large including a few house painting brushes; wide. (A brush roll is a nice way to keep them all together and contain them.)

• Favorite drawing materials (charcoal, china markers, colored pencils, pastels, dip pen, Chinese brush)

• Ephemera...tracing paper, dress patterns, etc. (Be selective; don't bring everything!)

• Brayer

• Comfortable for walking: hat and water bottle

• Watermedia: Alizarin Crimson acrylic

• Hansa Yellow acrylic

• Ultramarine Blue acrylic

• Titanium White Acrylic

• India ink

• Palette knives

• Palette...I like a Pike Palette with a snap down lid for keeping paint fresh.

• GAC 100 for adhesion

• Rags for wiping and fine grit sandpaper

• Spray bottle

• Wide spatula

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Various papers to try...ephemera

• Gesso/spackle mix

• Panels for mounting papers 12"x12" and 5"x5"

• Bottles containing various colors for making lines with paint

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