CELEBRATING PLACE: CREATING A
SERIES IN MIXED MEDIA
Mixed Water Media
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Working in a series is a wondrous opportunity for you to raise your essential skills, find your artistic voice and discover a greater understanding of your subject matter. Decisions regarding design and composition take on greater complexity as each piece needs to stand on its own, as well as work in conjunction with the set. This innovative workshop will guide you through the process of creating a small body of work (3-7 pieces) from conceptualization to completion. With the theme of “celebrating place”, you will be instructed in drawing techniques and composition, then progress to mixed media color studies, culminating in an opportunity to create larger paintings which reflect your unique aesthetic direction.
Utilizing demonstration, critique, lecture, and discussion, Amy incorporates both traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching and the practice of art. Students will be encouraged to take risks with a variety of materials including watercolor, acrylic, ink, markers, and colored pencils. The course includes a section dedicated to developing strategies and techniques for using photographs as a springboard for self-expression. As a bonus, the workshop features a short and powerful approach to rendering the figure, taken from Amy’s experience teaching fashion illustration.
Beyond technique, Amy is a teacher devoted to helping her students find what inspires them and to overcome obstacles of spirit. An avid street sketcher and intrepid traveler, Amy shares her enthusiasm for seeing the world through the lens of art by encouraging others to do the same. In her own work, she strives to find order in chaos and the beauty often found in the overlooked.
Amy has been an educator for the past twenty years. After receiving her MFA from the University of Washington, she worked as adjunct faculty teaching drawing, design, and color theory for the UW School of Drama. Before becoming an Instructor in Media Arts and Animation at the Seattle Art Institute, she founded the Art Center on Bainbridge Island, a community school, and taught multiple workshops nationally and internationally. Her recent publications include The Burma Project Blog: A Compilation of Art and Word and The Little Burmese Tout in Training on www.yourlifeisatrip.com. She now lives and works in the United States and Chiang Mai, Thailand.