The Beauty of Imperfection
Jennifer Evenhus, Instructor
Dates: August 2nd – 4th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $0
Emphasis will be on simplification and exaggeration of landscape forms and flower shapes.
You are encouraged to let go of perfection and play with a variety of materials to create bold expressive works of art that will move you to the next level of your painting journey. Using timed exercises to loosen up, you will use bold strokes with wild abandon, creating happy little accidents and mark-making that will expand your creative language and give you the confidence to work on your own after the workshop. Students will work with landscape photos provided by instructor, with their own photo and drawing reference, with flowers & vases they bring, 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 markers, twigs, brushes and graphite will be used.
We will explore contemporary impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles as we study shapes, values, edges, composition, positive and negative space, bold vs neutral color and mark-making.
There will be plenty of challenging exercises, instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this intense fun 3-day workshop with Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus. Come with an open mind and a willing spirit!