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Painting with Digital Exploration — Ruth Armitage
Learn how digital painting can expand your creative process. Students will use the ProCreate app and an iPad to plan and alter works in progress. Learn to use this inexpensive app to try out ideas before you execute them in paint. The workshop will begin with instruction on using the app to draw, paint and use layers to experiment on photos of your painting in process. Students will work on their own projects in their choice of water-based media. Acrylic, watercolor or mixed media are all welcome. Lectures will focus on design and creativity, and Ruth will provide demonstrations and individual guidance on using digital media to explore painting options. Our goal is not to create finished digital art, but to use the digital screen as a sandbox for development of ideas. Take risks digitally before you decide on the real painting. This process encourages growth and exploration. It is an excellent visualization tool.
No class material fee
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Students need to bring:
iPad (with current, updated IOS and updated ProCreate app.)
If you don’t yet have an iPad, I recommend the new 9.7 inch iPad (starts at $329) and Apple Pencil combination. If you already have an iPad, the ProCreate app is currently only $9.99. You’ll also want a fine point stylus. Here is one that has gotten pretty good reviews: http://amzn.to/2BVvu2B
Note: the first part of the workshop will entail learning the ProCreate app. It will be helpful if you have the user guide downloaded to iBooks. Also, you can participate in the workshop without the Ipad and the app, but you’ll have to share the instructor’s iPad or share with a partner on a pre-arranged basis.
- Apron Soft cotton rag and quality paper towels.
- Large Water Container
- Artists, Masking, or Drafting Tape
- Brushes: See my blog post here on the brushes I like, and bring an assortment.
- Paper: I like Arches, both hot press and cold press or Fabriano Artistico 300 lb. soft press. Also please bring a sketch book at least 8.5”x11” in size. You may also choose to work on canvas.
- Optional: Caran d’ache Water Soluble Crayons or pencils & other mark making tools
Paints (Choose either Watercolor Or Acrylic - Or bring both)
Bring your favorite palette, and any spray bottles and tube colors, and/or liquid watercolor or liquid acrylic ink bottles.
Please include Winsor & Newton Designers White Gouache.
Here are some of my favorite watercolors: Daniel Smith: Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold Holbein: Jaune Brilliant #1, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Violet Light, Sap Green, Raw Umber, Turquoise Da Vinci: Brown Madder Quinacridone Sennelier: French Vermillion, Thioindigo Violet &/or Quinacridone Violet Winsor & Newton: I like most of the commonly used colors, including: Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Scarlet, Raw Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Lemon, Aureolin, Winsor Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna Other brands are acceptable, but don’t bring student grade.
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Acrylic Gesso, acrylic matte medium, to extend working time you may want to bring some Golden “Open” medium or a retarder, and a disposable palette. Here is a basic Acrylic palette that I find useful: Quinacridone Red Hansa Yellow Medium Pthalo Blue, Titanium White Black Optional: any specialty colors you might like (Quin. Gold, Cobalt Blue)
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2018
Five easy steps to registration:
1. Select one week long class, lodging, and meals below.
2. Add to your shopping cart and check out.
3. After payment you will be sent an email confirmation.
4. In the confirmation email is a link to a registration form.
5. You must complete registration form to finish your transaction.
TWO WEEK PARTICIPANTS: If you are taking BOTH one week workshops, please click the button below to see more options and requirements for two week participants.
Digital – Ruth Armitage (Bunk)
Includes TUITION, lodging in a bunk room, meals, and class material fee (if applicable.)
Note: bring your own linens or order linens for an extra $11 by clicking on "linens" and adding them to your cart.
Digital – Ruth Armitage (Scholarship Applicant)
Scholarship applicants must pay Room, Board & Class Material Fee, and fill out application when selecting this option. If awarded student's tuition will be covered by the scholarship. If not awarded, students can choose to pay for tuition or be refunded. Bunk rooms are the only lodging available for scholarship awardees. Please bring your own bedding or add "linens" to your cart to have them provided for you.
Ruth Armitage is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society , Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, California Watercolor Association and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The Watercolor Society of Oregon has awarded her its Outstanding Service Award. Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the National Watercolor Society’s 95th Annual Exhibition. Inclusion in numerous national publications and exhibitions has led to wide-spread recognition for Ruth. You may have seen her work profiled on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Art Beat.” Most recently Acrylic Artist Magazine ran a 10-page feature article in their Spring 2016 issue.
You can find Ruth’s work in Portland at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery. She is a gifted instructor and has juried several local and state exhibitions. She enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom and watching lightbulbs come on in her students’ eyes. Read their comments about Ruth’s classes on her ‘Workshops’ page. Ruth and her husband Marc, both fourth generation Oregonians, maintain a small farm and studio in rural Oregon City.
Linens are included in all lodging EXCEPT for bunks. You can bring your own bedding or add this item to your cart to have Menucha provide you with pillow, blanket, sheets, and towels. 2 week campers must add 2 "linens" to cart to cover the cost of both weeks.