June 19 - 21
Weekly Classes, Adults
3 Day Workshop June 19-21, 2020 10:00am-4:30pm
$375 per student, supply list available
Explore your personal relationship to the land and express it intuitively through abstract painting in mixed media. Join me for inspiring demonstrations, encouragement and practice as you learn to trust the intuitive voice in your painting. Explore the beauty of the Southeast Wisconsin landscape as inspiration and have fun while you share creativity with others in this three-day workshop. You will learn how to find your inspiration in the landscape and learn techniques to communicate this through your painting. We will work in a variety of media, beginning with under-paintings of acrylic, ink, and various drawing and mark making products. Complex textures and color subtleties will be created through additional layering with oil, cold wax, and oil pigment sticks to enhance complexity and depth in the work. You will learn how to control value, color, and composition for emotional emphasis and how to suggest through abstraction rather than to simply illustrate a scene.
Mary Mendla is a professional artist and art instructor living in Grafton, Wisconsin. She teaches painting and fiber art workshops in her studio in Thiensville, Wisconsin and at various colleges, universities and art centers including the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Cardinal Stritch University and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Fine Art and has completed post degree study with master’s level instructors Rebecca Crowell, Janice Mason Steeves, and Nancy Hillis. She is an award-winning painter and apparel designer who is represented by various galleries throughout the Midwest.
Mary has instructed all ages and levels of artistic experience in a variety of media including acrylic and oil painting, soft pastel painting, oil and cold wax painting, textile surface design and contemporary art history. Her students thrive in the supportive, relaxed atmosphere of her classes while they let loose and have fun.
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