October 29 – November 1, 2018

Elements of Nature and Texture

Instructor: Anji Grainger

 

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Join Anji Grainger in exploring nontraditional techniques to use alongside watercolors.

In the workshop you will create dynamic, textured patterns in your watercolor paintings by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. See how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on your paper. The workshop will also emphasize composition and design principles.

DAY 1: Prepare one-two more starts using a unique texturing process.

DAY 2: Lay down the foundation on two-four painting starts using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements observing how watercolor pigment react, leaving beautiful patterns on your paper.  If time allows, begin working on Day 1 starts.

DAY 3: Work towards finishing one or two of your pieces.

Included in the cost of the Workshop:

  • High-pigmented liquid watercolors of Robert Doak
  • Super Stretch Spider Webbing
  • Many fun and unique texturing materials to play with

About the Artist

Anji Grainger is a painter of nature and is inspired by what the casual observer may overlook. Her goal is to give the viewer a look into the unique creations that surround us and to portray a feeling of magic and mystery. Anji has taught painting since 1994 beginning with acrylics. She studied in oil from 2002-2003 and in 2006 changed directions and turned to watercolor. Anji spent a month in Florence, Italy, studying technique and began teaching watercolor classes and workshops in 2008.

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Community Lodging
3-4 roommates in bunk style rooms (lower bunks only) Some rooms have bathroom in the room, some have bathrooms in the hall.
Program fee $245+
Meals $138+
Housing $148= $531
3 nights +
9 meals
Semi- Private Lodging
Share with 1-2 roommates (bathroom in room or next door)
Program fee $245+
Meals $138+
Housing $248= $631
3 nights +
9 meals
Private Lodging – Sold Out. (2 available) bunk room to yourself, bathroom in hall Program fee $245+
Meals $138+
Housing $348= $731
3 nights +
9 meals
Commuter Program fee $245+
Meals $98+
Facility use fee $120 = $463
3 lunches +
3 dinners

 

Cancellation Policy:

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option: 

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

Juried Member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Oregon Society of Artists.

2009 The 44th Transparent Show of the Watercolor Society of Oregon – awarded the People’s Choice Award for best in show.
2010 Oregon Society of Artists – Portland’s Rose Festival – awarded the People’s Choice Award for best in show.
2011 Oregon Society of Artists – Portland’s Rose Festival – awarded the People’s Choice Award for best in show.
2013 Oregon Society of Artists – Portland’s Rose Festival – Juror award for First Place and awarded the People’s Choice Award for best in show.

• April and May 2006 – I studied at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci located in Florence Italy, in Water Color under Patrizio Gervasoni, a contemporary Italian artist who’s shown his work in Paris, California and New York galleries.
• April 2008 – I traveled to Provence, France and studied with Francesco Fontana, a recognized Italian contemporary artist, in plein air techniques in the countryside and small villages of Provence.
• May 2012 – I traveled to Sicily, Italy and studied with Francesco Fontana, a recognized Italian contemporary artist, in plein air techniques in the countryside and small villages along the coast of Sicily.

See more of Anji’s work on her website: www.bluepansycottage.com

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This is a basic schedule that is in-progress an subject to change.

Monday

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Check in Wright Hall

5:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation

5:50 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Getting Started Session

Tuesday and Wednesday

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

5:45 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time

Thursday

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Workshop concludes

5:00 PM – Check out

 

Supply List for the Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor Workshop:

  • Your regular watercolor supplies – palette, brushes, artist quality paper, water container, paper towels, etc.
  • 300 or 140 pound hot press Arches paper, yupo, and (if you are interested in trying), Ampersands claybord or aquabord.

I recommend four to six pieces of surfaces per day to work on:

watercolor paper and Yupo about ¼ to ½ sheet size (about 11 x 15 to 14 x 20inches)

smaller sizes for claybord and aquabord.

  • Any watercolor pigments you like to work with. Note: Recommended brands: M.Graham, Daniel Smith, Holbein paints, but any professional artist quality watercolor paint will work. No Cotman paints.
  • 3 to 5, half-inch foam core or gator boards slightly larger than your paper – note these must be the thicker ½ inch size to take push pins.  Foam core is much less expensive!  You will want several of these so that one can be drying while you work on another.
  • Pencil and eraser for sketching
  • Stick pins/plastic head thumb tacks – one box/container
  • Dried leaves, ferns and other plant materials that you gather ahead of time and flatten in a book
  • Surfaces that do the best with these techniques are Hot or Cold Press Arches watercolor paper, Ampersand’s AquaBord, Claybord and Yupo.