Ruth Armitage - Land Lines (Online); Tuesdays, November 2-23, 2021

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
Level: All
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.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.