Victoria Foster Harrison & Sharon Grader - Above Board: Engaging Mark Making on Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags (Online); Tuesdays, October 5-19, 2021

Date: Tuesdays, October 5-12 + Critique Session October 19, 2021

October 5 & 12: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time
October 19: 2:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time / 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: All

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. 

Join us by letting go of precious art materials as we explore the delight of mark making on Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags. The first two classes are demonstrations; March 11th – Cardboard and March 18th – Brown Paper Bags. March 25th, will be a time to share your work – either exercises or finished work – and have a lively discussion about your processes. This class series is perfect for art mediums of all types such as painting, drawing, collage, pastel and mixed media.

During the days between the demonstrations and the critique, please post as many images as you like of your own work and both Sharon and Vicky will make comments on the Online Class Group. For the final critique on May 25th (1 hour), please post two images by Sunday May 23rd 5pm PDT: include one of your favorites, and one of your least favorites. To ensure all the images are discussed, this session may go overtime.

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.