The Beauty of Imperfection – Reveal the Magic
Jen Evenhus, Instructor
September 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm)
“The Beauty of Imperfection – Reveal the Magic”
I dare you to be brave while exploring your inner voice, letting go of perfection and playing with a variety of materials to create bold expressive works of art as we step fearlessly into the unknown. Using timed exercises to loosen up and reveal your innate intuition forces us to use bold strokes with wild abandon, creating happy little accidents that ‘Reveal the Magic.’
Students will work from landscape photos provided by instructor, with their own photo reference, with still life objects and florals, and weather permitting, do some plein air sketching. Along with a good variety of soft and hard pastels, and good sanded pastel paper, other materials like ink, markers, brushes and graphite will be used. We will use a contemporary impressionist and abstract style as we explore shapes, composition, positive and negative space, bold vs neutral color and color.
There will be plenty of challenging exercises that will ‘Reveal the Magic’ of the landscape, still life, or floral we strive to portray in our own style. There will be instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this intense fun 3-day workshop with PSA Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus. Come with an open mind and ready to do things a bit different than you normally do!