This is a workshop in making art with portable, non-messy, minimal supplies. “Dry” painting, it has been called. No buckets of water or tubes of paint necessary, and “clean-up” is a snap. Learn how to make expressive images wherever you are – on a plane, in a café, on the beach, in a cabin, or at your kitchen table – without compromising intensity of color or quality of the work. Discover new, convenient, art materials and techniques for quick, on-the-go, art sessions. Jane works in abstract imagery, but students should feel free to work in whatever genre you like.
Supply List: collage papers, scissors, glue stick, pencils, paint markers such as Posca, fine-tip pens/markers such as Pitt Pens, Caran d’Ache NeoColor II water soluble crayons (a small set), water brush (or several).
Optional: Sketchbook, Gel pens, Pitt pens, colored pencils, tempera sticks, Gel crayons, Decorative threads (and needles), any other bells and whistles you want to bring that are not wet.
Jane will provide: Card stock for substrate, a whole bunch of supplies to share… brush pens, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, gel pens, gel crayons, some collage paper, and more.
Jane Davies is a full-time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past several years, Davies has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.