Soo Hong – Exploring Grayscale through Mark-Making (Online); Wednesdays, May 22-June 12, 2024

Date: Wednesdays, May 22-June 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:00 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Charcoal, conte, Artgraf (water-soluble graphite), and/or ink

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This workshop’s goal is to understand mystical effects in monochrome. You will learn ways of perceiving Black and White as colors. We will explore various marks through both dry and wet mediums. I will demonstrate how to initiate abstract marks, experiment with textures, and layer through the creative process using various techniques. The class will be open to using various mediums such as charcoal, conte, Artgraf (water-soluble graphite), and ink to delve into monochromatic abstraction. Feel free to select a few or all in this class.

Week 1: Dry and Wet medium
Week 2: Grayscale
Week 3: Marks and Textures
Week 4: Creative layering

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Soo Hong is a visual artist whose work explores issues surrounding cultural identity. Having lived and exhibited in places around the world, including, London, Shanghai, her native South Korea, and now the U.S., her experience of varying cultural norms and expectations has precipitated her observational practice. Her paintings represent an unbound freedom of expression released of any formal adherence to a determined identity. Her work has been shown in galleries around the world, and she has been awarded grants from D&AD (London), GAP (Seattle), Bellevue Arts Program (Bellevue) and was a finalist for the Neddy Awards (Seattle). She had her solo shows in Seattle at Linda Hodges Gallery and AMcE Creative Arts gallery. Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the city of Bellevue, and the city of Portland. She created public art installations for Redmond Lights, Odessa Children’s Hospital (Seattle), and The Vera Project (Seattle).

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.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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