• You will make beautiful marbled patterns, then incorporate them into your artwork as visual texture, using collage or direct painting tapping into your own personal imagery.  Experiment with acrylic mediums to create 3-dimensional texture with subjects of your choosing - possibly and expressive portrait, botanical or creature.  Plan to work on several paintings during the workshop.  Leave with one or two ready-to-frame paintings, several starts and paper you've marbled for future work. About Rene:

    Rene Eisenbart's art-making, which started in childhood, has developed into a multi-faceted career including 25 years as artist for The Oregonian where she created weekly botanical illustrations.  Hundreds of her paintings have been published in the Homes & Garden and the book, "Plant This" by NPR correspondent Ketzel Levine.  Rene's art - often infused with the human form or quintessential plants and creatures of the Northwest - is rich with symbolic meaning.  It is a dance between her intention and the flow of paint.

    Check out Rene's excellent works and information on her website: http://rene-art.com/
  • Paper clay is a fun, flexible and forgiving medium that can add dimension to your work.  On day 1 you will learn the basics of paper clay work with an emphasis on sculpting forms and developing details. Using a series of small exercises, you will create elements to incorporate into a larger finished piece by layering and adhering wet and dry clay to a board.  On day 2, learn finishing, acrylic painting and collage techniques as you take your artwork to completion.  The result is a wood carved effect that will leave people wondering how it was made.  This unique and innovative process is perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. Read more about Rogene and check out her work and website at MendocinoArtCenterRogeneManas.com Click here for a workshop flyer