October 2-4, 2017
The Beauty of Imperfection
Gilded Aspen by Jen Evenus
The Beauty of Imperfection – Releasing the Expressive Ego
We will use mental exercises to tap into your inner artist, setting him/her free to have fun and experiment with color, shape, line, edges, value and design. You will explore your inner voice, your ego, by letting go of perfection and playing with a variety of materials to create bold energetic, expressive works of art as we step fearlessly into the unknown. Using timed exercises to loosen up and reveal your innate intuition forces you to use bold strokes with wild abandon, creating happy little accidents and mark-making that reveal your true self and personal style.
Students will work with landscape photos provided by instructor, with their own photo reference, with still life objects, and, weather permitting, do some plein air sketching. Along with a good variety of soft and hard pastels, and good sanded pastel paper, other materials like ink, markers, brushes and graphite will be used. We will use contemporary impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles as we explore composition, positive and negative space, bold vs neutral color and mark-making.
There will be challenging exercises, instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this intense fun 3-day workshop with PSA Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus. Come with an open mind and willing spirit!
Check out Jen's website for more inspiration.
Iris 1 by Jen Evenhus
Registration for the Jennifer Evenhus workshop will open on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Dates for the workshop are October 2,3,4 - 2017. Since we expect this to be a very popular workshop, we are allowing PSSW members in good standing to register one week earlier - February 26. A deposit of $100.00 (refundable until September 2) will assure you of a spot in the workshop. Contact Marie Maines by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (817-503-8371). Deposit checks should be mailed to Linda Smith at 2121 Gent Drive, Plano, TX 75025 - or brought to the meeting on March 5. A phone call or email will hold your spot until the March meeting. The class will be capped at 18. More detailed info will be emailed to registered participants. Please let me know if you have questions.
For more information, call or email Marie at: 817-503-8371 or 817-727-9432
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Pastel Society of the Southwest website: pssw.info