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Ward Stroud – Brusho watercolor workshop
A modern renaissance man…
challenge him to “make something” from it. She inspired, through her encouragement of vision and imagination, Ward’s joy and love of art.
“In every moment of our lives, everything we do and who we are is a culmination of what we have experienced. I have assembled some of life’s greatest lessons working as a professional artist, musician, photographer, and dancer. My life’s body of work, lessons, and experiences is the well that I draw from in order to create. It is my “butterfly-chasing, dreamer” journey.
Please join me!” / Ward Jene Stroud
What Is BRUSHO?
Totally intermixable, Brusho Crystal Colors can be used on paper, canvas, or even wood. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle Brusho Colors on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of gorgeous effects. You can dissolve them in water and apply them with a spray bottle, or add them to wax paste or gel mediums for body. The instructional leaflet shows you all the basics and is sure fuel your drive to experiment.
Manufactured in Sheffield, England, for more than 35 years, Brusho Crystal Colors are completely non-toxic and non-hazardous.
Sheila Brown – Drawing Class
Astoria Art Loft
Sheila Brown lives and works in the inspiring town of Astoria, Oregon, on the north coast. Known locally for her black and white linoleum block prints she also ventures into other mediums like pen and ink and watercolor.
#2 and other assorted graphite pencils
Astoria, Oregon -Watercolor Workshop Carl DalioLearn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own photo references in a watercolor workshop with master painter Carl Dalio. Are you tired of struggling with your photos and being disappointed with your watercolor results? Painting from life is certainly the best teacher for the effects of light and color. But when that’s not possible, many artists turn to their photo references and get trapped into “reporting” what the photo is dictating, detail by detail. Learn how to transform static camera images into inspired, passion-filled paintings that celebrate our human selves in this watercolor workshop. AWS and NWS Signature member Carl Dalio, will show you how to create vibrant paintings that not only get into exhibitions but win awards.In this watercolor workshop, Carl will guide you through the necessary steps to obtain valuable, quality photo references, to develop story line concepts, to edit and simplify subject matter and to evolve dynamic compositions filled with light-energized color. His watercolor workshop will also cover simple concepts to a pain-free understanding of perspective.Each day in this four day watercolor workshop Carl will begin with a demonstration painting, followed by brief concept exercises and lots of personal painting time. There will be daily critiques and, whether individual or group, they will be positive and honest and are always intended to support and inspire.
Carl Dalio Painting Workshop
Watercolor Dynamics – Paint outside the box of your photos
Lynne Johnson – Collage Class
Astoria Art Loft
Dates: Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 2016
Time: 10am – 1:30pm (3 hours + ½ hour for lunch)
Glue stick – – an old phone book (or plenty of scrap paper)
Scissors – – Exacto knife (#11 blades) Cutting mat or piece of cardboard
Collage ingredients of you choosing: old magazines, catalogs, calendars, maps, stamps, greeting cards, old posters, pressed plants, & flowers, travel brochures, fabric, photo, etc.
Also, please bring your lunch. Coffee, teas, and water will be provided.
Lynne is a lifelong artist who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a Teaching Master’s in art. She has worked in many different media: graphic design and illustration, drawing, watercolor, printmaking ceramics, stained glass, colored pencil, and collage. She has lived in Astoria for the past 27 years. In 1991-1992, she produced the “Astoria Doorway” Calendar from a series of ink drawings of historic home and downtown buildings. Currently, she is creating a series of miniature surrealistic landscape collage in her Astoria studio.
Join National AWS member Ron Stocke and Derek Gundy for a day of sketching around beautiful Astoria.
Ron D Stocke & Derek Gundy of Sketch Seattle travel to Astoria, Oregon for an amazing day of sketching June 4th, 2016. We’ll be hosted by Scott Leahing of Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies, a well known local art supply store that brings a lot of Art Education opportunities to Astoria locals throughout the year. Using them as our home base, we’ll have access to the waterfront, views of the bridge, and the heart of downtown.
In 2013, Northwest artists Ron Stocke & Derek Gundy decided they wanted to collaborate on a special art educational project. In 2014, they created Sketch Seattle. They wanted it not only to inspire artists to sketch regularly, but also have it be one of the most powerful tools in their studio work as well. Locations have included Gas Works Park, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, & Port Townsend, WA. In addition to adding Astoria, Oregon to their list, Ron & Derek also hope to begin in Portland, Oregon & San Francisco California in the future.
The very first Sketch Astoria will be held Saturday June 4th, 2016. Cost is $85 for each student. The event features a full day of sketching instruction around key areas of Astoria, and we’ll be based out of Dots and Doodles Art Supplies at 303 Marine Drive. Our hosts Scott and Tim will help supply all students with the supplies they will need. Details will be released soon. Watch the video above to get a sense of how fun our workshops are!
Our workshops sell out months in advance. We are now accepting registrations below. It is better to reserve a spot now than to be put on a waiting list later. Our cancellation policy is we always go rain or shine, if it rains we will have already scouted indoor venues where we can sketch, including Dots & Doodles. If we cancel the event, everyone receives a full refund. Any registered student may cancel outside of 30 days before a class and receive a full refund. 30 to 15 days before an event cancellation we issue 50% refund. We do not issue refunds for cancellations made 14 days or under before any class.
Brigitte Willse Driftwood Owl Workshop
DRIFTWOOD OWL WORKSHOP
David Kitler – 3 Day Drawing Workshop
Drawing Workshop at The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 5th – 7th
9:00 am 4:00 pm each day
David Kitler – International wildlife artist
in Astoria, Oregon
David will spend the the morning introducing and reviewing drawing materials (different types of pencils, paper and accompanying materials), after which he will then discuss concepts related to basic shapes and values.
In the afternoon David will engage student participation – either a still life grouping of collected material from outside, going outside to draw, or working from reference brought in by students.
On the second morning David continue to explore more on textures and techniques as well as more work on previous days drawing.
On the second afternoon David will introduce water soluble graphite to the mix as well as some journaling discussion. If the weather permits then David will have participants do some drawing outside.
On the third morning David will touch on more advanced techniques (airbrushing graphite, drawing on gessoed board, scratch board, etc, and the workshop would finish with an introduction to adding color to a pencil sketch.
Sandi Kelley – Zentangles
Astoria Art Loft Events
Certified Zentangle® Teacher