We all make marks of one kind or another, whether doodling while on the phone, drawing a map or diagram, or making art.
This weekend is a mark making marathon to help you loosen up and step up the momentum of your art practice. Instead of going on autopilot when making marks, artist Jane Davies guides you to become conscious of their character and their expressive qualities, and then expand your vocabulary beyond the predictable.
Using a wide variety of materials, you discover techniques to expand on your unique expression. You learn to build dynamic images by emphasizing contrasting marks rather than repetitive ones. You make lines, scribbles, masses, drips, splatters, transfers (transferring paint from one surface to another), collage, and more using acrylic-based paints, inks, drawing materials, papers, and your imagination. Aspiring and experienced artists are welcome.
Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.
Faculty contact information will be provided upon registration. Please contact her prior to the start of the course for additional information.
- High Flow paint (from Golden) or acrylic ink, a few colors is plenty
- Fluid and/or Heavy Body acrylic paint (as many colors as you can get)
- Small bottle of India Ink
- Paint Markers such as Posca
- Water soluble crayons such as caran d’Ache Neocolor II
- Drawing materials such as graphite, felt-tip pens, gel pens, pencils, etc.
- Brushes – a variety of paint brushes of your choice, including good ones AND cheap hardware store brushes
- Sticks, feathers, leaves, grasses, natural materials, threads, ANYTHING for making our own brushes (you can also gather these on site)
- Sponges (make-up sponges or craft sponges)
- Discarded art work
- Lightweight papers (not transparent, though) for using in collage
- Substrate material: Bristol, watercolor or printmaking paper, mixed media paper, or something comparably sturdy (250 – 300 gsm – grams per square meter), enough to make at least 30 pieces, 9x12” – 12”x12”, and a few larger sheets if you like
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
This workshop has been cancelled.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25