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Beach-ology 101

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August 18, 2024
August 19, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

The beach offers an ever-changing variety of inspiring subject matter to paint and draw. It's a peaceful pastime to capture the essence of found objects such as stones, feathers, seaweed, shells, and driftwood. Looking at a painting created from these objects is a wonderful way to capture memories. Utilizing pen and watercolor, discover techniques to breathe life into these found objects and discover interesting ways to juxtapose them on paper. Day one will involve creating small, individual "portraits" of these gifts of the sea, while day two will center on crafting a larger, imaginative still life. This workshop promises a harmonious blend of artistic expression and coastal memories, encapsulated through the vibrant portrayal of seaside treasures.

About the Instructor(s)

Oregon watercolorist and calligrapher, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, is an Oregon Watercolor Society Signature Member and is also active with the Oregon Society of Artists and Portland Society for Calligraphy. She has taught classes independently and through Valley Art Gallery, the Hillsboro Library Syserm, and the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Materials List: Students Bring

140# or 300# cold press 100% cotton rag watercolor paper. Arches or similar brand. 1/2 to 1 full sheet.

Scissors, one-hole punch, water holder, mixing palette

Good quality watercolors such as Daniel Smith, Holbein, Winsor & Newton, or Graham

Pen (waterproof) such as a Pigma Micron 0.5, HB pencil and gum eraser.

Good quality watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes - especially an 8 or 10, 4 or 6, and 0 or 1.

Any beach found objects you have

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Walnut ink in sprayer

Salt, spray alcohol

Large variety of beach stones, seaweed, driftwood, feathers, and shells

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