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Sand Painting & Exploring Water-Based Mixed Media

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Sand Painting & Exploring Water-Based Mixed Media
Judy Vogland
Date and Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
$390 plus $15 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Dive into an unforgettable painting experience found only at the Oregon coast! Using sand, found objects and mixed media, students develop 3 or more beautiful land inspired surfaces on stretched canvas or panel that reflect the rugged coastal landscape. Students develop confidence exploring color, collage and working from non-predictable surfaces. Beginning and returning sand painters are encouraged to sign up for this new directions class. A canvas building clinic will be offered at Vogland's Portland studio prior to workshop. Join this intense mixed media class taught by Judy Vogland held only at the Oregon coast for almost forty years.

About the Instructor(s)

Long time Oregon painter, Judy Vogland, continues to work with water-based mixed media while incorporating natural and found materials as surface makers. She has taught surface building with sand on the Oregon beaches for nearly forty years. Students learn to create large paintings by working with beach sand and found materials manipulated by natural forces of gravity, wind, and water. In addition to teaching at Portland State University, Cannon Beach Haystack School, Hillsboro High School, and the Sitka Center, Vogland creates public space and corporate artwork and works in collage/assemblage for gallery exhibitions.

Materials List: Students Bring


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

• Class starts at 9am, dress for weather, walking and beach time.


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

Unsized is best. If you are purchasing instead of making, you will only find sized (which will do). I will mail students 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 experience or attend the free canvas clinic held at my studio prior to class. You will be contacted about the free clinic once you have registered.

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 3 canvases close to these dimensions:

30\"x36\", 24\"x48\", 30\"x40\",12\"x48\",12\"x36\", 36\"x48\"

You may bring more than 3 canvases but plan to work in these proportions for this class. Larger is better and as big as your transportation can manage for you.

017-2018 classes: Please make one of these canvases a wood panel rather than stretched canvas. Your choices are:

• Buy birch panels \"Blick Studio Panels\" at Dick Blick's OR

• Purchase panels from Judy's canvas workshop OR at class if prearranged with Judy. Manufactured by


• 1-2 (5) gallon buckets and small tin or plastic containers for pouring

• 3 clean, empty plastic utility spray bottles...with a BIG straw. Think BIG STRAW!! Skinny ones 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 Blicks paper drawers (2-3 sheets)

• 3 brushes: 1) 1.5\" all purpose white bristles (about $1.50) @ hardware store; 2) decent hog bristle brushes #6; #8 or #10, filbert or round

• 1 palette knife or crappy old credit card for spreading paste

• 1 quart Golden brand Polymer Medium Gloss...NOT gel, NOT glazing fluid. You will easily use up a quart. A pint is not enough. Maybe split a gallon with a student friend. Will keep for a long time.

• Golden Brand Crackle Paste 16 oz. Not cheap but pretty cool stuff...can buy smaller quantity but lasts and fun to use

• Prismacolor brand colored pencils. 6 colors you like

• Ebony pencil, snap off style razor knife. Any assorted scrap paper you have saved for something fun!

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


• Golden brand \"Fluids\" 4 oz. Titanium white, Payne's grey

• Liquitex brand 2oz. Concentrated color (Series 1,2,2A or 3) Note: The series #'s are pricey so watch what you pick out. Purchase Yellow Hue, Red Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalocyanine Green, Violet, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, or check out Golden brand 1oz. for those hues.


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, hot pinks and purples if you like those hues.


It pays to use higher quality materials as your finished work will hold up longer and reflect better color and consistency.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Assorted rice and tissue papers

• Porcelain slip

• Backup polymer medium

• Wood glues

• Backup supply of additional panels available for purchase

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