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Reimagining Watermedia Through Nature’s Lens

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Reimagining Watermedia Through Nature’s Lens
Marlana Stoddard-Hayes
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

All life contains a water signature, or origin story, which is also us. Cultivating recognition and respect for these forms leads to deeper imagery satisfying to the soul. Foraging from the abundance of the Sitka landscape as a starting point, participants will gradually build a family of paintings that are organically related, with groups suggestive of new creative threads to follow. Advanced painters will sense their practice deepening and beginners will see with a new eye. All will take home a library of forms that can be used for reference later, while creating new subtlety in the palette structure.

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

• Gac 200 (extends paint film)

• Acrylic colors: these can be "medium body" Titanium white, red deep, transparent red oxide, lemon yellow hue, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson

• India ink in small bottle

• Small bottle with nozzle for line work

• Matter gel medium

• Palette knives

• Water squirt bottle

• Brayer

• Brushes of assorted sizes including some house painting brushes

• Yellow acrylic ink

• Pearlescent green ink

• 91 percent distilled alcohol

• Gloves for hands

• One cradled support 11"x14" (for a finished piece)

• Ephemera

• Pencils

• Pastels

• Palette...I use a glass piece inserted into a Pike Palette with a snap down lid

• Rubber easy cut block (carving tools if you have them)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Luan panels in assorted sizes, 5" x 5", 12" x 12"

• Assorted other small sizes of wood

• Ephemera

• Pressed plant specimens for embedding

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