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Sand, Sun and Saltwater: Exploring Mixed Media Landscape

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Sand, Sun and Saltwater: Exploring Mixed Media Landscape
Judy Vogland
Date and Time:
9:00 - 4:00
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Dive into this workshop exploring the immense Pacific Northwest landscape through the adventure of mixed media collage. Over four days, participants will achieve three or more large artworks on panel and canvas reflecting the rugged coastal landscape and more. Using sand, paper, paint and found materials, students develop surfaces that investigate perspectives on invented surfaces, and delve into color development and unconventional composition to inform and enrich their own studio practices. Those new to mixed media are welcome to join returning sand painters and practiced surface builders for the new and ever-expanding exploration of tricky techniques.

About the Instructor(s)

Oregon painter Judy Vogland explores the vast Pacific Northwest landscape through the magic of surface building and mixed media collage. Vogland encourages students to develop aesthetic landforms that show best on large canvases. She shares her trusty secrets and bag of tricks to encourage students to investigate unconventional perspectives and invented surfaces, develop new color relationships while she pushes creative problem solving! This long time artist has been teaching courses while painting and exploring the crust of the ocean for the past 43 years.

Materials List: Students Bring


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

*Class starts at 9 AM, dress for weather, walking and beach time.

• Canvases- 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 2 canvases and one wood panel close to these dimensions:

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

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

-Wood panel 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 Matt McCalmont 971-222-5710

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

• 3 clean, empty plastic utility spray bottles...with a BIG straw. Think BIG STRAW!! Skinny straws tend to 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 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 box full of "stuff", salvage finds, metal scraps, old architectural treats…rusty good!

**1-2 old books you can tear apart


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

• Liquitex brand 2oz. Concentrated color (Series 1,2,2A or 3) or Golden Brand 1oz.

Note: The series #'s are pricey so watch what you pick out.

Please buy or bring the following:

Yellow Hue, Red Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalocyanine Green, Violet, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber

** 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.

*IMPORTANT REMINDER- It pays to use higher quality materials as your finished work will hold up longer and reflect better color and consistency. "Fluid" paints are easier to use than tube hues for sand painting.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Assorted rice papers

• Handmade and colored tissue papers

• Backup Golden Gloss Medium

• Wood glues

• Plaster wrap

• Porcelain slip

• DAS Paper Clay

• Backup supply of substrates

• Tools and equipment for assembly

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