Jane Davies - Layering and Excavating: Working the Surface (Online); Friday, May 21, 2021

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.

  • Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • If you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for 30 days.
  • You will receive the Zoom meeting invitation the day before the talk (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time (5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time)

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.

In this Technique Takeaway, Jane Davies will share the techniques she uses to create a variety of rich, textured surfaces. She will demonstrate building layers with paint, collage, and paint mediums (such as matte medium), as well as subtractive techniques such as scratching, scraping, tearing, sanding, and more. 

These techniques can be used on any sturdy substrate, but Jane will be demonstrating on wood panel and Bristol paper, using acrylic paints and mediums as well as collage. 

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.

Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past several years, Davies has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.


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