Finding Your Own Artwork with Sara Post- FULL payment


Total cost of Workshop: $550 (includes $180 deposit + $370 balance)
NEW students, please select this option
Dates: Thursday, May 9th – Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (9am-4pm)

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Total cost of Workshop: $550 (includes $180 deposit + $370 balance)
For NEW students who want to register for this workshop
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Participate in a project based workshop in order to create a small series of works with instructor guidance addressing topical, material, technical and aesthetic issues. The goal of this workshop is to help you initiate or further solidify a body of work with one or more unifying elements. Using group exercises to spark new ideas and challenges, we’ll examine qualities that can be used as steps toward creating your own individual, recognizable style—the things that will make your artwork stand out as uniquely yours.

Students will bring their own materials to work with as well as have access to some materials brought by the instructor. Supports—cradled boards, small canvases, art papers, etc. should be of a consistent size or shape. Plan to work on 4-8 pieces during our time together. In addition, please bring a sketchbook for drawing and/or collage.

Instructor Bio: “Abstraction is, for me, a natural language. It’s concentrated and challenging, mysterious and opaque. I love its ambiguities, that it often creates more questions than answers.” Sara Post’s paintings explore complex, sometimes contradictory worlds. Personal experiences of nature and culture are represented in color drenched layers of loose geometry and freely drawn lines. Her materials range from oil paint and pigment sticks mixed with wax and solvents to more unorthodox combinations of charcoal, sand and cement, describing the ethereal in concrete terms. A lifelong artist, Post’s early ceramics work, sold and exhibited internationally, was followed by printmaking and, more recently, layered mixed media paintings. Her work is featured in the award winning book, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin. She teaches in art centers across the United States and at her studio, Art 26 in Davis, CA.