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Land Lines: Watermedia Mark-Making for Personal Landscapes (Portland Workshop)

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Land Lines: Watermedia Mark-Making for Personal Landscapes (Portland Workshop)
Ruth Armitage
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Join Ruth for a 2-day exploration of personal mark-making inspired by the landscape. Ruth will employ a coaching model rather than demonstration to encourage individuality and creativity. You’ll delve into working on a large format (22x30") with both gestural and more controlled strokes. Our lines, dots, patterns and textures will convey our feelings of place more potently than realistic rendering. Experiment with using script, repetition, direction, layering and much more. Walk away from the class with a new visual vocabulary.

About the Instructor(s)

Abstract painter Ruth Armitage has been honored with signature status in the National Watercolor Society and many regional groups. She divides her painting time between watercolor, acrylic and oils. Ruth's work has been featured on OPB's "Oregon Art Beat" and has been exhibited and published nationally. Recently, Ruth’s work was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. You’ll find Ruth’s work locally at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. A former high school teacher, Ruth enjoys sharing art and inspiration in the classroom. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring


• 2 pieces (22"x30") Arches 140lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper

• Drawing board or Gator foam to hold paper 22x30"

• Photo of a landscape that holds personal meaning for you

• Apron

• Sketchbook

• Drawing Materials: Pencil, Black Marker (Tombow or Pitt brand ) Charcoal, Graphite, Water-soluable

crayons & Pencils, Eraser, Stabilo Water-soluable Pencil - Black

• Large Water Container

• Cotton Rag

• Spray Bottle for Water

• Palette with a selection of watercolors- professional quality please

• (Colors of your choice, but at least a warm & cool of each primary plus black & Winsor & Newton

Designers White Gouache)

• White High Flow Acrylic by Golden (small)

• Steel nib dip pen

• Watercolor Brushes: 1" flat, #2 round, #12 round, Rigger

• Hardware store brush: 1/2" flat "chip" bristle brush

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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