Femme Fatale DC Pop-up
May
10
to Sep 30

Femme Fatale DC Pop-up

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You can find my prints and small works of art for sale AND browse the wares of 70 female owned, small businesses!

The store runs from May 18 - September 30 , 2018

Hours:

Thursday 12-8

Friday 12-8

Saturday 11 -8

Sunday 11 -4

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Cut it Up Collage (2 Sessions)
Sep
26
to Oct 3

Cut it Up Collage (2 Sessions)

Have you been collecting bits and pieces of paper ephemera but aren’t sure how to transform them into a collage? Learn the basic techniques for cutting, pasting, and creating beautiful compositions and intriguing narratives in collage whether you want to work representationally or abstractly.

We will look at different types of collage, discuss collecting techniques, background supports, how to treat different papers, overcoming the fear of cutting into an image, and create a series of small collages.

Students are encouraged to bring any paper ephemera, old books, magazines, ticket stubs, or stamps they have collected to use in their own projects. Collage material will also be provided by the instructor.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

 Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

 We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. No experience needed.

This class is great for repeat students as well as first -timers as there is always something new to explore.

 

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Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor Workshop
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor Workshop

The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several artists who explore and celebrate the human form in their work. Techniques, such as how to make a wash, control the paint, and make corrections, will all be covered. We will also discuss how and when to assert tighter control over the paint and when to let it go to facilitate the beautiful bleeds for which watercolor is so well known. While we work, we will also be exploring color and experiencing the various personalities inherent in each of the pigments.

No experience needed.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

 Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

 We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. No experience needed.

This class is great for repeat students as well as first -timers as there is always something new to explore.

 

 

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper (2 Session)
Dec
5
to Dec 12

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper (2 Session)

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

 This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! The first class will concentrate on creating paintings which we will then work back into, adding and removing layers. No experience necessary.

 

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo and WINE!
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo and WINE!

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary. All supplies included and WINE!

Advance registration required.


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Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo (2 Sessions)
Sep
12
to Sep 19

Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo (2 Sessions)

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! The first class will concentrate on creating paintings which we will then work back into, adding and removing layers. No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to create varied and exciting textures in your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to paint, press, and print a patchwork of different textures in a multitude of colors, resulting in vibrant geometric paintings to take home! All skill levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.

 

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor Workshop
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor Workshop

The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several female watercolor painters who explore and celebrate the female form in their work. Techniques, such as how to make a wash, control the paint, and make corrections, will all be covered. We will also discuss how and when to assert tighter control over the paint and when to let it go to facilitate the beautiful bleeds for which watercolor is so well known. While we work, we will also be exploring color and experiencing the various personalities inherent in each of the pigments.

All you need to bring is your intuitive sense of color -- no experience necessary!

All supplies will be provided by the instructor. 10 spaces.

$40 Sunday June 3rd 1:30 – 4:00PM, Sign-up in advance required (in my shop)

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed! May 16, 5:00 - 7:30 PM $45

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Stencils on Yupo Paper with Watercolor
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Stencils on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to incorporate the use of stencils into your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to make stencils out of yupo for painting on yupo. We will use the stencils to create a number of small paintings exploring possibilities through color and repetition. All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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