Drawing with the Brush with Sarah Wolf Newlands
WORKSHOP IS FULL
UPDATE: This workshop will now be taught by Sarah Wolf Newlands
Oils and Acrylics
Drawing with the Brush
Instructor: Sarah Wolf Newlands
Week 1: August 1-7, 2021
No Class Material Fee
Participants in this workshop will explore the paintbrush as a drawing tool. We will utilize line, color, and composition as means to explore possibilities and to keep painting open and lively. This workshop will challenge you to paint with limited palettes, to practice painting in layers, and to keep your paintings fresh and alive. Students will practice finding specific qualities of light in their own paintings, to discover what French painter Raoul Dufy called “colour-lumière.”
As the week progresses participants will develop their individual painting vocabularies—and bodies of work. Individual and group critiques will provide opportunities to consider the practical concerns of your work, as well as to examine your work within larger contemporary, theoretical and historical contexts.
Come to the workshop with the painting medium of your choice. You will need durable surfaces (canvas, boards) for painting in layers, as well as paper for low-stakes exercises, many painting surfaces in various sizes (small to large; paper; and board, and/or canvas—depending on your materials), and many different sized brushes—to prepare for a joyful week of painting, learning, and camaraderie.
No class material fee
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Through drawing and painting, Sarah explores the space between representation and abstraction, and her work is informed by her love for the landscape and the natural world. Her philosophy is "Practice, practice, practice. This is all practice." Sarah has taught at Portland State University (PSU) since 2004, and is currently Associate Professor and Associate Executive Director of PSU’s University Studies Program, and oversees the Freshman and Sophomore Inquiry Programs. Art making, studio thinking, slow looking, and interpretation are central to her teaching. Sarah's work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in 2018, and was included in the 2019 FATE National Juried Member Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. Sarah was a GLEAN artist-in-residence in 2012. During the pandemic she has been painting lots of low-stakes water-based landscape drawings with brushes.