Summer Workshops 2014
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Focus and Form

Instructor:  Lucas Orthmann
Sat & Sun, June 21 & 22, 9am - 4pm

Fee: $160 no materials fee
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 11

Workshop Description
This exciting and informative oil painting workshop will focus on methods of how to paint with dimension in regard to animals and landscapes. Techniques on how to use focal point to express form and how supporting elements convey a sense of space will be shown.

Supplies: List sent on registration.
Skill level: Intermediate skill level.
Class size: Limit 15.


Orthmann

Tour to Portland Art Museum

Led by:  David Lynx
Sat, June 28, 7am - 7pm

Fee: $60 per person
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 18

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER CAMILLE PISSARRO’S “PLACE DU CARROUSEL” can be your introduction to the beauty of Paris, or a reminder of why you love the city. It is part of a major international exhibition of more than 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th through the 20th centuries, all gathered in a major exhibit, The Art of The Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, which will run from June 14 through September 21 at the Portland Art Museum.

The bus will depart at 7am from the YVCC parking lot. Our special docent guided tour will be in the morning; you will have the afternoon free to explore Portland. Please report back to the museum by 4pm as the bus leaves promptly at 4:30. Fee covers admission to the Museum.

Lynx

Crazy Pots -
Family Clay Workshop

Instructor: Rachel Dorn
Sun, June 29, 1pm - 4pm

Fee: $50 adult & $25 child (limit of two children)
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 19

Workshop Description

Participants in this workshop will learn a little about Japanese Jomon Pottery techniques and will then learn to make a vase or pot themselves using coils as well as clay textured with rope, textured rollers and other materials. Participants will learn how to build a sturdy vessel and how to adjust the shape. Project can be adjusted in complexity for little kids, adults and families.

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 20 adults.


Jomon

Unlocking Drawing: Yes You Can

Instructor:   Natalie Dotzauer
Sat & Sun, July 12 & 13, 9am-4pm

Fee: $160 no materials fee
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 2

Workshop Description:

The greatest hurdle to overcome in drawing from your own observation is the mind’s eye! Learn to let go! This workshop focuses on the meditative nature of observational drawing. You will explore the techniques of gesture sketching, observational drawing and compositional strategies to better understand the objects of our everyday. We will experiment with a mixture of drawing materials and tools to develop a unique picture. All levels, no experience required, just an open mind.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 20.


Natalie

A Modern Approach to Encaustic

Instructor:   Larry Calkins
Sat & Sun, July 19 & 20, 9am-4pm

Fee: $160 + $25 materials fee
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 9

Workshop Description:

Participants will explore the versatile and unlimited field of encaustic painting using traditional and non-traditional approaches to this ancient medium. You will work with hot wax, pigment and a variety of materials such as natural ceramic clay and mud washes as textural backgrounds. Also, explore techniques on paper and panel including the use of stamping, tissue, transfer, photocopy transfer, fabric and paper collage.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 18

 


Calkins

Altered Pages

 Instructor:  Joan CawleyCrane
Sat & Sun, July 26 & 27, 9am-4pm

Fee: $160 + $25 materials fee
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 9

Workshop Description:

You will learn many of the elements of bookbinding, from “simple” flexible paper covers to protective board covers and from sewn single signatures, to more elaborate multi-signature sewn books. You will also learn techniques that will allow you to make your books function as you want them to.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 25.


Joan