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Sand, Sun, Saltwater: Deep Dive Into Mixed Media Landscape

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June 18, 2024
June 21, 2024
9:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Dive deep into this exciting workshop exploring the immense Pacific Northwest landscape through layers of mixed media collage and paint. In four studio days, participants will achieve three or more large artworks on panel and canvas reflecting the rugged coastal landscape. Using sand, paper, paint, wood, stone and bone students develop invented surfaces that investigate perspectives, explore color development and unconventional composition to inform and enrich their own studio practices. Those new to mixed media are welcome to join returning sand painters and practiced surface builders for the new and ever-expanding exploration of tricky techniques. New things are always happening in this salty, spine-tingling workshop!

About the Instructor(s)

Oregon painter Judy Vogland explores the vast Pacific Northwest landscape through the magic of surface building and mixed media collage. Vogland engages students to develop aesthetic landforms that work best on large canvases. She shares her trusty secrets and bag of tricks to inspire students to investigate unconventional perspectives and invented surfaces and develop new color relationships while students master creative problem solving! This long-time artist has been teaching courses while painting and exploring the crust of the ocean for the past 43 years.

Materials List: Students Bring


Workshop starts at 9 AM, dress for weather, walking and beach time.

Please feel free to bring used equipment or share to reduce the cost.

• Canvases - Sand Painting works best on suitable canvases built for rugged handling on the beach. Since this workshop is 4 days in length, Participants need to come prepared with 3 (or more) sized or unsized canvases/panels ready to go.

• Unsized stretched canvas is best. If you are purchasing instead of making, you will only find sized canvases(which will do). I will mail Participants who are building their own canvases a diagram of materials plus directions. It takes about an hour to build each canvas from cut to finish, preferably unsized (no gesso). Please give yourself plenty of time to contact me and get your materials if this is your first canvas building experience.

• A good alternative to making is buying a ready-made canvas for this process. The "Dick Blick Premier Gallery" canvas is sturdy, has a 1.5" profile and is available in larger sizes. (This will be your biggest expense, but it houses the surface that can be framed and enjoyed for years!)

• Buy or make 2 canvases and 2 wood panels close to these dimensions: 30"x36", 24"x48", 30"x40", 12"x48", 12"x36", 36"x48". You may bring more than 4 canvases/panels but plan to work in these proportions for this workshop. Larger is better and as big as your transportation can manage for you.

• Wood panel choices are: Buy birch panels "Blick Studio Panels" at Dick Blick's or purchase panels from Judy's workshop if prearranged with Judy. Manufactured by, Matt McCalmont 971-222-5710. Call Matt directly, he is the best supplier for what we do.

• 2 large 3-5 gallon buckets PLUS 1 qt. size plastic container for pouring

• 3 clean, empty plastic utility spray bottles...with a BIG straw. Think BIG STRAW!! Skinny straws tend to clog.

• Comfortable clothes, camera, swimsuit (?), hat and sunscreen, towel or mat.

• Few sheets of newsprint, roll of white (no print) paper towels, brown paper grocery sacks or brown kraft paper

• Assorted rice papers or cool stuff you find in Dick Blick’s paper drawers (2-3 sheets)

• 3 brushes: One 1.5" all-purpose white bristles (about $2) @ hardware store plus two decent hog or oil paint bristle brushes #6, #8 or #10 (filbert or round bristles) at Blicks

• 1 palette knife or old credit card for spreading paste

• 1-quart Golden brand Gloss Medium...NOT gel, NOT glazing fluid. You will easily use up a quart – a pint is not enough. Maybe split a gallon with a Participant friend. Will keep for a long time. Gallons are purchased on-line .

• Golden Brand Crackle Paste 16 oz. – this is not cheap but pretty cool stuff. You can buy a smaller quantity but it lasts and is fun to use

• Ebony pencil or stick of graphite

• Snap off style razor knife Plus decent scissor that trims paper

• Any assorted scrap paper you have saved for something fun!

• For returning sand painters: a box full of "stuff", salvage finds, metal scraps, old architectural treats…rusty is good!

• 1-2 old books that you can tear apart


• Golden brand Titanium White and Payne's Grey 4 oz size with "Fluids" on the label

• Liquitex brand 2oz. size OR Golden Brand 1oz. size colors:

• Yellow Hue, Red Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalocyanine Green, Violet, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber. Watch out for Series # as higher the number, the more $ it costs

Get what you can of the following paints, so you have some choices or bring what you use and like!

• Acrylic Hues: iridescent coppers, silvers, bronzes, for fun, etc. 1oz. size

• *IMPORTANT REMINDER- It pays to use higher quality materials as your finished work will hold up longer and reflect better color and consistency. "Fluid" paints are easier to use than tube hues for sand painting.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Assorted rice papers

• Handmade and colored tissue papers

• Backup Golden Gloss Medium

• Wood glues

• Plaster wrap

• Porcelain clay slip

• DAS Paper Clay

• Backup supply of substrates

• Tools and equipment for assembly

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