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Sand, Sun & Saltwater: Exploring Mixed Media Landscape and More!

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Sand, Sun & Saltwater: Exploring Mixed Media Landscape and More!
Judy Vogland
Date and Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
$400 plus $20 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Dive into this extraordinary workshop exploring the vast Pacific Northwest landscape through the magic of mixed media collage. Over a four day/full day (9-4) workout, students will complete three or more large artworks on panels or canvases reflecting the raw, rugged coastal landscape. Using sand, mixed media, paint and found materials, students will develop surfaces that investigate a variety of perspectives on color and unconventional composition that will inform and enrich their own studio practices. Those new to mixed media are welcome to join returning sand painters and practiced surface builders for new and ever-expanding exploration and techniques.

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.

• 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


• 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


• 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 straws tend to


• 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


• 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!

Assorted thread or small ply of string. Find scrap threads not new

• For returning sand painters: a box full 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. 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.

• Other recommended paints- 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.

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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