Date: Tuesdays, November 2-23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:30 PM London Time
Medium: Watercolor or acrylic
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Join Ruth Armitage for an exploration of personal mark-making inspired by the landscape. Making line is our first experience of art as children. It is as old as cave art and as contemporary as graffiti. For painters, it is often overlooked in favor of texture, value, shape, form or color.
In this 4-week online class, Ruth will guide you as you experiment with different mark making tools and discover a loose symbolic approach to help you move your painting from realism to abstraction. Using script, repetition, direction and layering, discover how to convey feelings rather than realistic renderings.
Each week, Ruth will share her process through pre-recorded demos, followed by questions and answers. Week 4 will be a review/critique of participants’ work. This class is suitable for watercolor and acrylic painters.
Ruth Armitage began her career as a high school English teacher. Her communication and organizational skills stem from that training. Her work has appeared in the Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Magazine and the Palette Magazine as well as numerous local, regional and national shows.
You’ll find Ruth’s work represented by the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, Freed Gallery and Earthworks Gallery in Oregon. Ruth enjoys watching light bulbs come on in her student’s eyes. She has led hundreds of students through the creative process to find fulfillment in her over 20 years of teaching art. Ruth and her husband, Marc, live in Vancouver, Washington.
This class was held live over Zoom in the past.