October 29-November 1, 2018

Elements of Nature and Texture

Instructor: Anji Grainger

Registration will open for this workshop in January of 2018.

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

Day two: 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 three: 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.

 

 

 

Registration will open for this workshop in January of 2018.

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 – (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
($25/day for 3 days) = $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 Anji’s workshop will be posted soon.