Digging Deeper: After a busy summer season full of travel, outdoor activities, tons of fun in the sun, I find the fall a perfect time to slow down and reflect upon the days that have come to pass. Fall is a season of harvest, to forage the fruits of one’s labor. It’s a season of nesting and preparing for both the holidays to come and a long winter ahead. In art, we can take those elements of the season and create a personal experience through our painting. Slow down, infuse the colors of the season and dig down deep to tell your story in a way that has been influenced by where you are, right here, and right now.
In this course we will be creating in a new version o of Jodi’s Zen Painting process, titled, “Zen Flow” using abstract design that is a bit softer and flowing than traditional Zen Abstracts. Be influenced by the rich fall colors or jewel tones around you if you choose. In addition to creating our flowing abstract designs, we will also incorporate additional mixed media drawing tool such as crayons, colored pencils, paint markers, and more. Take a pause from the chaos of everyday life and revel in the reflections of the season, by doing so, your art will reveal what is deep down within you. As you grow as an artist, that emotional bond with your art is what will really enable you to find a voice and style of your own.
Supplies: As part of your tuition, most supplies will be provided, including: textured surfaces to work on, professional paint, and drawing tools, sketch paper for drawing ideas. Please bring with you a few watercolor brushes (4-6 round) and a couple of water brush pens.
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We will also have a few available to share. The surface we will be working on will be approximately 16 x 16 ,for our main project and 2 smaller 6x6 substrates for practice work. Additional surfaces/sizes will be available for purchase.
*We will be using Golden’s High Flow paint and specialty surfaces which will be provide for you along with: pens, paint pens, markers, colored pencils. Other than the above mentioned brushes, there will be plenty to share but if you have any favorite colors of Golden High Flow Paint you just can’t live without, please bring your favorites along (or any other supplies you'd like to work on during open studio/free time. Any questions, please email Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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