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Lines, Layers, and Luminosity

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Lines, Layers, and Luminosity
Rebecca Wild
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10:00 - 4:00
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Through a series of exercises inspired by the work of artist Paul Klee, participants will invent an abstract alphabet that will be altered, embellished, combined with words and layers and used as the basis for multiple creative pieces. Hand cut stencils, pastels, graphite, paint and various resist materials will be used. Detailed demonstrations will offer plenty of time for hands-on artistic exploration and individual interpretation. Each participant will complete this workshop with an impressive sampler, new techniques and an appreciation for one of the most original masters of modern art.

About the Instructor(s)

Rebecca Wild is a Pacific Northwest artist and calligrapher from Port Townsend, WA. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. She uses text as a tool for both conveying message and creating abstraction. Originally from West Virginia, she was a calligraphy and art instructor in Portland for 25 years and now teaches workshops throughout the West Coast. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and organized instructor whose emphasis on process and technique is infused with creativity and encouragement. She strives to help beginners feel successful and to give established artists fresh ideas.

Materials List: Students Bring

• 20 sheets of scrap paper (8 ½" x 11" is fine) This can be used copy paper printed on one side

• A 2B or HB pencil, 4H pencil

• Be thinking of color palettes that appeal to you and choose pencils and pastels accordingly

• A small set of Prismacolor artist’s quality colored pencils (or similar) or 2 warm and 2 cool colors of Prismacolor colored pencils (or similar). We will be layering on top of these with water-based media so avoid watercolor pencils.

• Pencil sharpener

• Soft chalk pastels (not oil pastels). Choose 3-6 colors of your choice. Choose deep hues that are saturated with color and avoid pale hues. Pan pastels are expensive but are the best. Other options: a small set of Alpha color pastels or Mungyo. Avoid Nupastel brand (Rebecca will bring extra pastels to share)

• ¼" -½" sheet of sandpaper 220 or finer for grinding stick pastels.

• Tuff Stuff eraser, Tombo Mono Zero Eraser (my favorite), General's Factis Mechanical Eraser or Pentel Click Erase (they are the fine tip white erasers that are housed in a retractable case)

• Staedtler Mars white plastic eraser

• Kneaded eraser

• A flat soft bristle paintbrush either water color or acrylic brush approximately 1" or bigger (will be used with acrylic paint). I like the Dick Blick Scholastic Wonder White Flat or Bright #20. Serial #05380-1020.

• Pointed brushes, bring a variety of small to medium sizes (also known as round brushes). They will be used with acrylics and ink.

• Water jar

• Small scrap of a soft fine weave cotton rag (old t-shirt is especially good)

• Towel or rag for wiping brushes

• Scissors

• Sharp x–acto knife #11 or #16 with extra blades (or similar)

• (Self-healing) plastic cutting board any size

• Roll of Scotch Magic Tape ¾" green label (must be this brand, size and kind) Do not buy blue label removeable.

• Roll of (approximately) 1" or wider yellow Frog Tape for Delicate Surface or regular blue painters tape (not the super lock blue)

• Metal ruler with cork backing or a cheap wooden ruler with a metal edge

• Paper sack to use as a garbage can

OPTIONAL: These may add to your classroom experience. Bring if you already own.

• Waterproof black pen

• Lettering/calligraphy/mark making tools that generate different kinds of line

• A hair dryer

• Wipes

• Drafting brush

• Apron

• Acrylic pens or inks

• If using Pan Pastels bring applicator tools

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Strathmore 500 paper

• Canson paper

• Wax paper

• Contact paper

• Tracing paper

• Instruction sheets

• Folders

• Pastel and graphite applicators

• Black oil pastels

• Acrylic paint and medium

• Fun foam for embossing

• Glue sticks

• Fluid acrylic paints

• Cold wax and wax tools

• India ink

• Acrylic markers for sharing

• Color wheels for sharing

• Embossing tools for sharing

• Additional pastels for sharing

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