SUSAN WOOLGAR—August 14-17, 2023

~Mix it Up!

Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar

Instructor: Susan Woolgar

Title: Mix it Up!

Medium: Water media and a variety of dry mediums such as pastel, pencil, charcoal

Level: Intermediate

Dates: August 14 -17, 2023 (4 days: Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4pm)

Fees: Early Bird—$500; $550 after February 25


About the workshop

Mix it Up!

Taking the best qualities of each medium, the vibrancy, mark making, fluidity and combining them  together, can be both freeing and fun. Using water media such as acrylic or watercolour in conjunction with a variety of dry mediums, pastel, pencil, charcoal, markers and crayons, one can find a new path to creating art. We will focus  on design, marking and colour.

Course Outline

Day 1: An in-depth look at colour working with a complimentary colour scheme with a Zorn twist. Using this palette we will develop a series of small abstracted works. 

Day 2: All about mark making. Developing the use of drawing materials and focusing on expressive rather than descriptive line. 

Day 3: Finding shape and value patterns in your work, and developing a system to interpret your subject matter.

Day 4: Layering and the use of opaque/transparent passages in your painting. Exploring different tools for creating surface texture and marks with the addition of applying collage. Critique session and clarification of learned processes.

Supplies list

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About the artist

Susan Woolgar graduated from the ACA in 1977 with a Diploma of Applied Arts and Visual Communication. Starting her career as a Designer/Illustrator, Susan worked with various firms establishing her reputation and expertise. Leaving the advertising business in the early 1980’s her focus evolved to being a Fine Art Painter and Instructor. Susan continues to explore her artistic expression and love of teaching in a variety of mediums including acrylic, pastel, mixed media and watercolours. Her most recent works have a more contemporary focus. Her “Abstracting the Landscape” explorations have met with critical acclaim by her contemporaries and her client base.

On the web

Visit the artist’s website at: susan

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