Drawing, the oldest art medium, is being re-invented and featured in exhibitions around the world. This two-part workshop is inspired by the current excitement surrounding drawing. We will experiment with wet and dry mediums, and contemporary as well as traditional surfaces to create dynamic abstract compositions.
All skill levels are welcome. You do not need to be skilled at accurate representation in drawing. There will be some simple guidance about composition and color, as well as demonstrations of different techniques, but the emphasis is on cutting loose in abstract mark-making, combining techniques, and finding new ways to create pictures.
Janet Bogardus is a painter and mixed-media artist who has exhibited her work since 1989 in California and New York. Since completing an MFA in 1990, she has taught college courses in modern art history, painting, drawing, and mixed media at numerous Bay Area locations. Her paintings, artists’ books and commissioned works are included in many private collections in the Bay Area, Mexico, and the East Coast. Her work can be viewed by appointment at her studio in Novato, or at: www.janetbogardus.net.
Day 1: Friday, June 15, 6-8:30pm
Powerpoint presentation showing the work of a few contemporary artists renowned for their drawings, followed by wet-medium drawings on paper, mylar, and yupo paper to be developed further on the following day.
Day 2: Saturday, June 16, 10am-4pm
Participants will create drawings inspired by current drawing practices. 10am-12 noon: development of Friday night drawings, exploration of ways to create images in a spontaneous way on different found surfaces such as newspaper, photos, graph paper.
Registration fee: Members $170; non-Members $190 (plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor).
781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato
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