Victoria Foster Harrison & Sharon Grader - Mark Your Words 201: More Exercises for Adding Asemic Marks & Abstract Calligraphy to Any Art Medium (Online); Tuesdays, April 20 & 27, 2021

Date: Tuesdays, April 20-27, 2021

Aril 20 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time)
April 27 (critique session): 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time (1:00.2:00 PM Eastern Time)
Level: All
Medium: Mixed Media

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to 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. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.

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 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). Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

Did you know that you can add Asemic Writing and Abstract Calligraphy to your art with more than pens and pencils? In this class we will show you how to venture into the world of unusual tools used with new exercises in ways to create Asemic writing, a fascinating world-wide movement of free writing with no apparent meaning but offers visual appeal. Join us for a fun demonstration that will transport you beyond familiar language; we welcome questions via chat interaction. This class is perfect for art mediums of all types such as painting, drawing, collage, pastel and mixed media.

During the days between the demonstration and the critique, please post as many images as you like of your own work and both Sharon and Victoria will make comments on the Online Class Group. For the final critique on April 27th, please post two “final” images (anywhere from exercises to final art) by Sunday April 25th 5pm PDT: include one of your favorites, and one of your least favorites. Depending on class size, we will curate the “final” images to facilitate a lively discussion. To ensure that all images are critiqued this session may go overtime.

Prerequisite: Mark Your Words 101, recommended but not required. This “Technique Takeaway” is offered March 12th, 2021 and the recording will be available. Cost is $40. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER

Sharon Grader

Exploration and experimentation are major elements of her artistic journey of discovery. She is an abstract encaustic painter drawn to the elemental aspects of molten wax. She often works with found objects, dyed silk, rusted paper, encaustic monoprinting, watercolor, oil, and pastels. She is fascinated with the creative process and the constant wonder that surprises her every day. Her work is disciplined, yet free and unexpected, calm and thought provoking. She is a graduate of the Artist Trust Edge program and a member of Women Painters of Washington. You can find her work at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle.

Victoria Foster Harrison

An Encaustic Printmaker (creating one-of-a-kind monotypes with beeswax and paper), Victoria embraces the wabi-sabi theory of “perfectly imperfect” in her urban collages and contemporary landscapes. A right brain – left brain thinker, her work is a combination of active detail along with calm atmospheric fields of soft rustic texture. Displayed on cradled panels, her collage work often incorporates the original monotypes along with photographs on silk organza, paper ephemera, mark-making, calligraphic strokes and book spines. She is a working artist and teaches out of her home studio in Port Townsend, WA. Victoria is represented by the Grover Gallery in Port Townsend and also at the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery on Bainbridge Island, WA.

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