• 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  
  • Join Ruth for an in-depth exploration of abstract painting.  You'll learn how limiting your means of expression can free you to explore painting ideas.  Refine your visual language and experiment with simple exercises for unleashing your creative potential.  Discover ways to get new ideas and where to start on your journey to paint more abstractly.  You'll learn how to translate your ideas using both elements and principles of design and the 'mental game' in art-making.  Using your choice of media, we will explore shape, line, color, and texture to craft vibrant paintings that stir the emotions.  You will learn organizing principles, painting tips and techniques for overcoming self doubt and indecision. More information about Ruth:

    Ruth Armitage is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, California Watercolor Association, and The Northwest Watercolor Society and Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  The Watercolor Society of Oregon has awarded her its Outstanding Service Award.  She is currently planning a large joint exhibition between the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.  Ruth's work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the National Watercolor Society's 95th Annual Exhibition.

    See more information about Ruth and her work at her website: http://rutharmitage.com/
  • In this workshop we will paint the still life from still life setups and landscapes from our photos.  Although each day's demonstration is done in oils, participants can paint in either oils or acrylics.  I will show how to produce vibrant and exciting colors.  The demo will consist of painting the picture from start to finish with ample explanation of the procedure and the thoughts and decisions that one makes through the process. The rest of the day participants will paint while the instructor provides one-on-one attention. Read more about Sarkis and check out his work and website at  SarkisAntikajian.com Click here for a workshop flyer Click here for supply list