Susan Wiersema – Cat and Dog Portraits in Mixed Media: Delving Deeper (Online); Mondays, February 5 & 12, 2024

This class is no longer available for registration. Please view our Online Course Catalog for current class listings.

Date: Mondays, February 5 & 12, 2024
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time/3:00-5:00 PM Eastern/8:00-10:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Colored Pencil, Pastel, Watercolor, Gouache, and Acrylics

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In this two-day workshop, we’ll continue to tap into your creative potential by exploring different mediums and techniques while still using dogs and cats as our inspirations. Susan Wiersema will have you dive deeper into capturing animals’ expressions and emotions through their eyes, mouth, and nose and using uncommon colors. At the end of this course, we will work on creating a completed piece of art and some new artist tools at your disposal in creating future works of art.

In class one, we will review the essential elements of pet portraiture:

• Selecting and editing an image

• Making sketches

• Choosing colors and medium

• Selecting a substrate to work on

In class two, we will build on the foundations of our pieces and explore different ways of adding mark-making to create textures and patterns, giving movement and interest to our portraits. Also, we will dive into the realm of collage elements and maybe some stenciling.

Susan will help you through the whole process during class and on the Online Classroom.

Susan Wiersema earned a BFA from the California State University of San Bernardino with a major in Photographic Arts and a minor in Graphic Arts. After graduating she worked a number of jobs including photographic printer and retoucher, photographer, framer, exhibit designer and docent for NASA. She also worked for Daniel Smith, where she learned all about art materials and supplies. Susan worked for Bainbridge Arts and Crafts for ten years where she hung artwork, designed exhibitions and window displays, and showed her work. She has taken part in a number of group and individual shows on Bainbridge Island.

This class is no longer available for registration because it was held in the past.  Please view our Online Course Catalog to see current classes.