Victoria Foster Harrison & Sharon Grader - The Perfect Imperfections of Mark Making; Tuesdays, October 13-November 3, 2020

Date: Tuesdays, October 13-November 3, 2020 (4 week course)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM PDT
Level: All
Medium: Mixed Media
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Week by Week Class Description

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos, give the processes a quick try in your home studio, do homework between classes, and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

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.

Join Sharon Grader and Victoria Foster Harrison online for ‘THE PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS OF MARK MAKING.’ Explore the endless possibilities of Mark Making on paper in this four-week workshop for all artists. We will be using encaustic friendly supplies (no acrylics), without a wax demonstration, and will be using a limited color palette. Dig deep into creating marks and discover how to express your own unique voice.

You will leave this four-class series with an understanding of what marks are, what they do, and how to use them to energize your work. You will learn how to use marks to shout and how to use them to whisper. You will learn how to go deep and use marks to add lifeblood to your work, setting it apart, and speaking to the viewer without words. These workshops are meant for you to have fun and enjoy the experimental process.

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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