abstract sensibility, brushstrokes, colorist, exploration, expressive, gesture, glazing, landscapes, Marsha Connell, open studios, Pepperwood Preserve, Sally Baker, still life, stillness, tabletop, watercolor
GESTURE and STILLNESS:
with Marsha Connell and Sally Baker
November 2 & 3, 2013, 9:30am-3:30pm
Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA
Two painter friends, one known for expressive “painterly” landscapes, one for elegantly rendered still lifes, both passionate about color, offer a unique weekend of watercolor exploration.
Explore skills including: soft-edged wet-in-wet forms, layering marks and shapes, painting seamless transparent washes as meditative practice, and delineating sharply focused objects. Approaches: abstract to realist, spontaneous to methodical.
Your instructors bring many years of painting and classroom experience to guide you—Marsha at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sally at Healdsburg High School, as well as workshops and classes for students and teachers across the country.
The focus is teaching watercolor skills in the context of the special Pepperwood environment. Pepperwood can speak through the artist’s brush and paint, and get inside the painter, through interaction with the landscape and its smaller forms, ie a tabletop landscape or still life. We are the teachers; Pepperwood is our muse. We will be teaching observation, technique and expression, and hope to inspire both artist and naturalist in each person.
Participants of diverse backgrounds are welcome! Class is structured around group exercises and individual pursuits. Beginners will find guidance for basic exploration. Experienced painters will find support to develop technique and expression.
Materials: Use what you already own or consult our list, sent upon registration. Snacks provided. Please bring your lunch.
Sign up early! Workshop limited to 25 participants. Complete registration, including $195 fee, by mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Mail checks to Marsha Connell, 2180 Beverly Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or Sally Baker, My Daughter the Framer, 637 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone in credit cards or ask questions of Sally 707-829-0396, or
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