Join us for this 2 day workshop with Portland artist Haley Nannig. Over the course of two days Haley will lead us through exercises and demonstrations of her methods working in layers, leading you to experiment with your own style in the creation of abstract works. We'll explore the conversation between artist and canvas using color theory, paint, spray paint and stencils. Students will learn about pouring, blocking in/out, peeling back, and painting on nontraditional surfaces.
We'll meet both days from 9am to 4pm with a one hour break from 12-1pm each day. This workshop is designed for painters who have some basic experience with color mixing and composition, but the material will be accessible to artists of all levels. Contact us if you'd like help deciding if it's a good fit for you.
This class needs 5 students to run. Please sign up early to save your spot. Class and Workshop Policies
- 3 primed canvases or panels of your choice. Two must be 14x14 or smaller, one can be under 24x36. One may be a non-standard surface such as a wood block or found object.
- Your own water based** paints. Mixed materials are encouraged, so you may bring any selection of acrylic, watercolor, guache, house paint, spray paint, etc.
- Other mark making media such as pastels, oil sticks, pens, and pencils.
- A few brushes of varying sizes
- Tools with which to manipulate paint...brushes of all sizes, palette knives, rubber chisels, squeegees, etc.
- Palette of your choice (we suggest disposable palette paper pads for easy clean up).
- Painting clothes/aprons! We'll be making a big, beautiful mess. :)
Easels and chairs will be provided. Due to limited space, please bring only what is on the supply list.
*For those traveling from away or who would prefer to borrow supplies, a supply kit can be provided by the studio that includes everything on the list (please select during checkout).
**Water based paint has been chosen for rapid drying and layering of media which can be challenging with oils in a short timeframe. However the techniques learned in class will translate to your preferred medium in your own studio practice.
All work above ©Haley Nannig