a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

 September 2019

 

 

 

 

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Taken At Whispering Woodlands

Current Workshop Offerings click here

Sept - Nov Workshops PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Sullivan


Mark-making: Painting the abstract with ink   Jacqueline Sullivan  

Every artist uses marks. The more you paint, the more you will find yourself developing a mark-making style. In this class we will explore and develop personal mark-making styles. These marks will be combined with additional unique ink painting techniques. Mark-making can be loose and gestural, or structured and controlled. Marks can also be splashes and drips. Most artists work with a variety of marks in every painting. 

Think of marks as building blocks, marks can make patterns to build our works and/or act as a focal point to finish the painting. We'll talk about how to form natural looking organic marks as well as how these marks can divide the space and be the backbone of a more legible work. We will start and end our works with organic marks and asemic (abstract) writing.  Appropriate for those with and with out  a calligraphy background. Come prepared to have fun!

Fri/Sat  September 6 & 7  10 - 4:30   $355/$20 materials

  
 
 
 
 

Markmaking Supply List

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Jacqueline Sullivan

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Jacqueline Sullivan

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Oil Pastel Lily

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Flower Bouquet in Oil Pastel

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Oil Pastel

Introduction to Oil Pastels Edna Kunkel

In this day long session, you'll learn the basics of oil pastel, including just how different they from the childhood crayons to which they're often compared. This workshop will demonstrate different methods of and tools for blending, options for achieving fine lines with oil pastels, or adding enhancements with colored pencils, along with a variety of surfaces that are compatible with using this unique medium.   Sat. Sept 14th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $110/$20 materials

 

Intro to Oil Pastels Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheet formation

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Sheet Formation

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Couching the sheet after formation

Papermaking Intro 

In this three hour introductory class you can experience pulp preparation in blenders and better understand which papers are best for recycling. You will have the opportunity to do basic sheet formation, and explore the various processes of collage, embedments, and pulp painting.  Many options will be discussed for continuing your papermaking adventures at home. No experience necessary.

Sunday Sept 15, 1 - 4:30     $75/$10 materials fee 


 

 

Please note: Papermaking workshops are held outdoors, dress appropriately for the afternoon.  

 

Papermaking Intro Supply List

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Assorted papermaking tubs and vats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gelatin Printing

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Gelatin Print using ferns/follage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Gelatin Monoprints and Monotypes   

Introductory experience, explore one-of-a-kind, fun, and easy printmaking method using either homemade gelatin plates or the popular Gelli Plates available locally at Lynn's (on Odana Rd).  Employ both additive and subtractive methods of working, stencils and natural elements add extra dimension.    Gelatin 'plates' will be available for your use, along with a selection of commercial 'Gelli' plates to try, bring your own if you have one.  Personal choice between paper and fabric for your basis to print on, see supply list.  We will be using water-based mediums.  No experience necessary.    Fri., September 20, 1 - 4:30  $65/$15 materials

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Gelatin Monoprint Supply List

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Gelatin Print

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More Monoprints & Monotypes   Jackie Hefty

For those having experiece using gelatin / Gelli plates and/or plexi plates, continue to explore one-of-a-kind printmaking methods in an open studio atmosphere.  Whispering Woodlands studio equipment and tools will be available, including the flat bed press with large plexi plates for use.  Minimal instruction, time to spread out and work.   Personal choice between paper and fabric for your basis to print on, see supply list.  We will be using water-based mediums.  Sat. September 21, 1 - 4:30  $45/$15 materials  (Max # - 4 registrants)

You may consider registration for both Fri/Sat. September 20 & 21,  $105/$20 materials    

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Plein Air Soft Pastels

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Plein Air Painting in Soft Pastels   Kay Brathol-Hostvet

Pastel is perfect for depicting the various textures and colors of the landscape and is a very portable medium so it is ideal for plein air painting-working directly from nature. You'll complete two small works on different papers, provided by the instructor. Previous experience in soft pastel is highly recommended, but beginners with good drawing skills are welcome. Experienced plein air students may bring their own papers if they wish. We may work off-site for part of the day.   Saturday Sept. 28,   9 - 4   $135    NOTE earlier start time 

Plein Air in Soft Pastel Supply List 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept - Nov Workshops PDF

Registration Form
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