In this workshop, participants perceive the landscape as something much larger than a "scene" or "view" as they collect information from it through drawing studies, writing and photos. In the studio, we consider ways to integrate these multiple aspects of place into a single, mixed-media composition that draws upon the fundamentals of art: line, shape, color, value and texture. Participants will seek correspondences in the landscape with respect to these fundamentals based on written prompts: e.g. "Locate an element that speaks to texture, to line, to value." Combining such elements will result in a rich, dynamic representation of landscape.
Ken Marunowski’s approach to teaching is based on amiable interaction and learning-by-doing, and supplemented by engaging presentations. For several years, Marunowski taught professional writing at the university level. Presently, Ken teaches painting and drawing classes in Bend and guides families, coworkers and friends in collaboratively creating their own large-format abstract painting.
• Acrylic paint
• Palette knifes
• Paper (22"x30" for studio pieces, 2 for each student)
• Paper towels