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Water Stories: Foraging for Form in Painting

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Water Stories: Foraging for Form in Painting
Marlana Stoddard Hayes
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$320 plus $15 Materials Fee
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Workshop Overview

Throughout time, sensitive people have turned to nature for inspiration and solace. Nature’s process is often gradual, cyclical and bears a water signature. By honoring this knowledge, we forage for materials from the Sitka environment; learning to coax shape from a blend of reflection and craft. Over time, families of paintings emerge organically. You will leave with several threads of work; not quite finished, but all exploring water media combinations in experimental ways to extend your practice forward.

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 work in France, China, Vietnam and Africa, and domestically since 1980. She occasionally now teaches on the spirituality of creativity. 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. Her work will be included in the forthcoming anthology, PNW Abstract by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018.

Materials List: Students Bring

Note: to make the class less stressful, just streamline what you bring to home you can siphon out paint into smaller plastic vials for workshop use and also bring some smaller empty vials or containers to save the paint you mix in class on your palette. This is how I work at home. Work with intention.

• Water media: (Medium body acrylic)

• Bright white

• Red Deep

• Ultramarine Blue

• Lemon Yellow Hue

• Alizarin Crimson

• Transparent oxide red

• Matte medium, pint

• Acrylic ink...brillant yellow (small jar)

• India ink (small jar)

• (other select colors you more range of blues)

• Palette knives...metal for \"spring action\"

• Cotton rags for wiping

• Water spritz bottle

• Palette (at least 11x14)...could be paper or acrylic sheet

• Gac 200...for adhesion

• 3 panels 12\"x 16\" Luan or deerskin.

• (something fun to bring to class is one Blick Cradled you have the experience of working on a raised object...any size is fine. 4\"x4\" on sale are $3.63. certainly not necessary....just instructional to feel the difference)

• Brushes...assorted sizes...some for small details

• Pack of bristle brushes from Home Depot...2\"-5\"

• Gloves for hand protection

• Ephemera for embedding

• Small spritz bottle with 90% alcohol

• X-acto knife

• Small plastic bottles with a ketchup bottle for raised linear elements

• \"easy cut\" blank for cutting one print block

• Lino cut tools

• Brayer 2\" or 3\"

• Sandpaper or sanding block...120 grit

• Image bank of work you already like in a small notebook

• Small journal for lecture details

• Walking shoes for foraging..hat and bag

• Almonds for a nice \"even energy\" snack

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• many luan panels precut 12\"x12\", 10\"x10\", 5\"x5\"

• (this will become an image library for you)

• gesso/spackle mix

• ephemera..papers, fabric, etc.

• Japanese carving tools to explore

• Reading list of titles supporting the thesis of the class

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