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Abstract Sketching and the Creative Process

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August 23, 2023
August 24, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Create abstract images inspired by Sitka’s natural environment through guided prompts and experimental methods. We’ll explore various drawing, painting and layering techniques that are designed to bring depth, interest and creative expression to your drawings. We will work intuitively, incorporating real life with the imaginary. This workshop is for artists of all levels who want to expand their own creative process.

About the Instructor(s)

Lauren Ohlgren, from Corvallis, Oregon, has taught mixed media, book arts and travel journaling through Linn Benton Community College for over 13 years. She has a strong penchant for creating art communities and getting others to play. Ohlgren was the curator of Journal 365, A Page A Day community project in 2015 and The She Project, 2005-2013. Ohlgren is also the author of 2005 award winning book, The She Project; How ‘She’ Inspired a Community.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Sketchbook or notebook for jotting notes and warm up exercises

• 1-2 large single sheets (18"x 24" or 22"x 20", or similar) of mixed media or watercolor paper 98-140lb, which we will fold in the workshop (Instructor prefers hot press)

• Watercolors or gouache (in tubes or pans), at least 3 colors

• 2-3 medium size brushes of different sizes (ex. 8, 10, or 12 round, or ½" flat)

• Variety of your favorite drawing/sketching/mark-making tools that you already own, both water-soluble and non-water soluble, which MAY include: a variety of black sketching pens (fine, medium, bold nibs), bottled ink, dip pens, colored markers, colored pencils, soft and hard graphite pencils, white gel pen, white acrylic paint, etc.

• Glue or gel medium (optional)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Extra Canson XL 18"x 24" mixed media paper for journals

• Extra watercolors

• Extra brushes

• Extra mixing palettes

• Assortment of pens, graphite, charcoal, markers, colored inks,

• Glue, tape and scissors

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