Claim Your Own Abstract

Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, May 30 & 31, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calvin DeRuyter
In this class, I am not going to teach you how to paint abstracts that look like mine! We will discover some tools that you can use to “reach inside” yourself and create paintings that are vibrant and exciting—no matter what direction you take them! We will work with automatic drawing, the nature of line, shape, form, focus, intention (or not) in a way that makes the paintings exciting for you as the artist—and therefore can only be exciting for your viewers and collectors. All experience levels are welcome, but come prepared to really stretch your artistic vision in an attempt to move beyond your current thinking. Bring a lunch.

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Modular Art Creations

Date/Time: Monday – Wednesday, May 14 – 16, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Kathleen Hope
This workshop will explore the secrets and techniques of what makes these small paintings work together. We will use small 8x8x2 wood panels and apply acrylic and collage to create unique designs. Learn how and why collectors love this grid-like form of art, and where to sell these small gems. Modular art has become popular at art shows and galleries. Kathleen Hope is a master at modular art and has created thousands of designs. Learn Kathleen’s secrets to success. Bring a lunch.

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Pocket Sketching

Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, September 21 – 23, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kath Macaulay
This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Students will learn to capture what they think they see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. This class is ideal for the timid beginner to learn to paint fearlessly in public, and for the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. To quote a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!” $40 material fee covers paint set, paper, water soluble pen, and water container. Please sign up at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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