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From Bud to Seed: Exploring Nature's Cycles in Painting

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From Bud to Seed: Exploring Nature's Cycles in Painting
Marlana Stoddard-Hayes
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$345 plus $15 Materials Fee
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February 26, 2019
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Workshop Overview

Foraging for materials from the Sitka environment, we will learn to coax shape from a blend of reflection and craft. Gradually over time, families of paintings emerge organically. You will leave with several threads of work, not quite finished and with no pressure to do so, but all exploring water media combinations in experimental ways to extend your practice forward. This activity is important for anyone wishing to explore making work that is non toxic to your health.

About the Instructor(s)

Marlana Stoddard Hayes, M.A., M.F.A, an academic for 35 years, is a past Sitka Resident (1990). Exhibitions include: France, China, Vietnam and Africa, and domestically since 1980. She occasionally now teaches on the spirituality of creativity. Marlana is a National Member of A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and represented by Butters Gallery in Portland. She has focused on painting with water media and is committed to exploring the physicality of the fluid world and the larger meaning behind eco-theology.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Palette for mixing color- at least 11\"x14\" (I use a Pike palette)

• Red Deep acrylic medium body paint- 1 tube

• Transparent Red oxide acrylic medium body paint- 1 tube

• Lemon Yellow Hue acrylic medium body paint- 1 tube

• Ultramarine Blue acrylic medium body paint- 1tube

• Alizarin crimson acrylic medium body paint- 1tube

• India ink (small bottle)

• Yellow acrylic ink (small bottle)

• Ketchup bottle w/ nozzle- for making a paint line

• Gel matte medium in jar

• Palette knives

• Water spray bottle

• Brayer

• Brushes in assorted sizes...small to house painting size

• 91% distilled alcohol

• Gloves for hand protection...neoprene

• One cradled support for a sculptural feel...11\"x14\"

• Ephemera...odd papers or things to embed into your surface

• Pencils,

• Pastels

• One easy cut block


• Red Sharpie

• Colored ink pens in a variety of pen widths

• Dark Sepia Pitt artist pen in a variety of pen widths and brush tip

• Water-filled brushes in round and flat (the plastic handles fill with water and like a fountain pen will keep

the brush point damp)

• Travel set of watercolor pan colors

• Light-weight folding lawn chair

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Ephemera and odd fabric bits, etc.

• Luan panels...many 5\"x5\" for an image library

• Luan panels...many 12\"x12\" for more finished work

• Small other wood sizes for experimentation

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