Jane Davies, Abstract Painting: Series as Process / June 25-29, 2018
In this workshop we explore the idea that working in series is a process. Whether the resulting pieces “hang together” or not is secondary to the notion that this process gives you breathing room to explore multiple possibilities, try out different solutions to visual “problems”, and develop confidence in uncertainty. To some, the idea of "Creating a Series" can be intimidating. It sounds so serious, and perhaps monumental. I am offering this workshop to emphasize the series as a way to format your art practice, rather than a method of creating a group of finished pieces. Working in series gives your art practice focus and momentum; rather than face the blank canvas with too many possibilities to choose from, the parameters of a series create clarity of a starting point. By considering the series the basic unit of art making, you shed the preciousness of the individual piece, the fear of “ruining” it, which can keep you stuck. Get unstuck by working in multiples. Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. As the workshop progresses, you will work more independently, setting your own parameters and starting points. Most importantly you will learn the practice of working in series as a way to keep your creativity alive and thriving!
We start each day at 9:30am and go home at 4:30pm. Five full days of learning.
Location: Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0
NOTE: You may cancel your registration by email to The Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight April 30, 2018 subject to a $20 cancellation fee. After April 30, 2018, you may cancel with a $20 cancellation fee plus an additional cost of 20% of your registration. West Carleton Arts Society reserves the option to cancel the workshop at any time with a full refund to all registrants.
Sarah Lacy | The Drawing Room Studio
Days: 3 day workshop April 18-20, 2018
Hours: 9:30am-4:30pm each day
(1 hour break for lunch, 12:30-1:30)
18 hours of class time
Place: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road, Carp
This 3 day workshop will give participants a solid foundation in portraiture by teaching head structure, individual character and lighting the portrait using graphite or charcoal on toned paper (up to the participant). You will leave with a deeper understanding of:
The workshop will be a combination of demonstration and practice time, along with the chance to create a longer, more developed drawing. Sarah will spend as much time as possible with each student, giving one-on-one critique and advice.
We will work from a live model the whole 3 days, as working from life is the best way to learn robust drawing skills.
Please bring your own coffee mug, water bottle, easel (if you work on an easel) and your lunch.
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