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Exploring Multiple Aspects of Place in Mixed Media

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June 20, 2023
June 22, 2023
9:30 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

In this workshop, participants perceive the landscape as something much larger than a "scene" or "view" as they collect information through drawing and color studies, photographs and writing. 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.

About the Instructor(s)

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; guides families, coworkers, and friends in collaboratively creating their own large-format abstract painting; and is the Associate Teacher and Program Administrator for the Painting School of Montmiral, France.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Sketchbook (9”x12” or 11”x14”) suitable for both drawing and mixed-media studies

• Drawing Mediums (pencils, colored pencils, charcoal & basic pastel set recommended)

• Acrylic paint (basic paint), brushes, palette and palette knife

• Phone for photos

•Kneadable and Plastic Eraser

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Marabu Art Crayons

• Paper (Newsprint and 22"x30" Arches Watercolor Paper for studio pieces, 2 for each student)

• A back-up supply of many of the materials listed under “students bring”

• Tape and Paper Towels

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