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

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

  • There is no Zoom link for this event as it was in the past. You’ll be able watch the recording as many times as you would like for one month. 
  • A link to the Class Group page, where you will find the recording, will be included in your purchase confirmation and on your purchase confirmation email.  You must be signed in to your Winslow Art Center account to access the recording.


Date Recorded: Friday, May 21, 2021

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In this Technique Takeaway, Jane Davies shares the techniques she uses to create a variety of rich, textured surfaces. She demonstrates 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 demonstrates 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.


$40.00 for 1 month

About Our Technique Takeaways

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.