Painting with Purpose Workshop // Thursday, August 2nd // 6-9PM
What do you love about your favorite place in the world? Is it out in nature? Surrounded by particular scenery? What are the colors that you see when you close your eyes and think about it? What are the textures that you dream about when you leave? What sounds do you hear? What are you likely to taste? What are you inclined to touch? How does this place touch you? What do you feel when you close your eyes and day dream about it?
Purpose: In this workshop, we will:
- capture something beyond the picture. A place is special not only because of how it looks. The paintings we create will aim to capture how a place feels.
- explore our mark making vocabulary through guided drawing and painting prompts
- play with different mediums to discover our own style
Think of your favorite place in the world. (Mine is Bear Lake tucked up into the Sierra Nevada Moutain Range in the Emergarnt Wilderness. The water collects between two mountain tops create a little oasis in the sky. I can think of it perfectly when I close my eyes. I can feel what it’s like to be there.) Now, close your eyes and think about your favorite place. What are you feeling? The sun beaming down on your arms while a cool, fresh breeze passes through some nearby trees as it drifts by you. What fills your sight when you are here? What does the air smell like? Is it filled with aromas of freshly baked bread? Are you laying out on granite rocks looking up at a sky rimmed with pine trees listening to the rustling of branches?
Through a series of guided questions, we are going to dive deep into our favorite places. Along the way, we will document the sensations of our day dream travels. Using this vocabulary of colors, textures, sights and feels, we will create an abstract painting representing what it feels like to be in this special place.
What to bring:
- a picture of your favorite place (a digital picture on your phone works great)
- an appetite!
At the end of this workshop, we’ll discus and share our favorite places over a delicious homemade vegan meal- Let's create!