Often we look for inspiration, but ideation and exploration is a far more efficient way of coming up with ideas. Through Iteration and using unpredictable techniques, I will guide the students through a process that can feel chaotic, and a little scary. Why? To be able to find new imagery, and push your work from representation in to abstraction, loss of control and quantity is key. This process differs from the linear, quality-based processes that we are more familiar with, being able to "let go" of the final “perfect” piece can be hard. But following an idea generates creativity and leads to more innovative work.!
"Rock-and-Roll technique" image transfer
Character Development and Design: The Interplay of Story
Designing Pop-Up Libraries
Sculpture – Material Presence: Line, Marks & Transparency
Material Presence: Line, Marks & Transparency
From the earliest cave paintings, to Van Gogh, to contemporary artists like Julie Muhretu, artists have interpreted the world around them by making marks and drawing lines.Students will generate a variety of expressive lines and marks during a guided exercise, and learn about the impact of repetition and movement. Using tracing paper and transparent dura-lar, students will layer their drawings to create representations of energy and nature.
Spreading across the wall, spilling onto the floor, or cascading from architectural supports, Katy Stone’s artworks are like Rorschach tests of natural phenomena. She paints on a variety of materials and layers the elements into sculptural assemblages and installations that blur the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture and act as both kaleidoscope and microscope.
Stone has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Vienna, and at museums including The McNay and the Boise Art Museum and alternative spaces including Suyama Space in Seattle. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions across the US including “Flow, Just Flow" at the Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, VA, "Art + Space” at Project4 in Washington, DC, “Other Worlds,” at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL; “Earthly Delights,” at Mass Art in Boston; and internationally at The Chengdou International Biennale in Chengdou, South Korea. She has been reviewed in many publications including Artweek, New Art Examiner, Sculpture Magazine and Art in America. Her commissioned public artworks include projects for the GSA's Art in Architecture Program, Washington State Arts Commission, The City of Seattle, Cleveland Clinic, Michigan State University, and corporate clients including ConocoPhillips and Microsoft.
Originally from Iowa, Stone received her BFA from Iowa State University in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Washington. She is based in Seattle. Website: katystone.net
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Mythical Beasts For Your Feet
Using mixed media on canvas (that happens to be in the form of shoes), we'll be expressing our personal mythology as wearable street art.
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Link Goes to the Dogs
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Small Paintings on Gold Leaf
In this workshop we will be exploring the subject of rain in the city through the beautiful combination of acrylic paint on gold leaf. It is a multi-step process that is both ancient and contemporary.
Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by goldbeating. Since pure gold is an element, it can be compressed to nearly the atomic level without destroying its structure. This means it can literally be pounded in a layer so thin sunlight could pass through it.
Artists have been inspired by the light that gold can bring to their paintings. "Gold-ground" paintings was introduced in mosaics in Early Christian art, while Japanese screen paintings and kinpaku are some of the worlds most beautiful uses of gold leaf on a large scale. Gustav Klimt created some of the most famous paintings employing the use of gold leaf in the beginning of the 20th Century. But perhaps the most interesting and mysterious uses of gold leaf in painting was done by Rembrandt. He would apply gold leaf to the surface of a sheet of copper and paint on top of the entire surface only allowing glittering dots in areas that were thinly covered with paint to show through.
Our artist for this workshop, Fred Lisaius, paints works that represent his exploration of man’s relationship to each other, the natural world, and the universe. He loves the misty Pacific Northwest, where he feels “The mystery of existence is all around you. It’s a place where you can dream out loud”. Fred Lisaius received a B.F.A. with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, R.I.) in 1981 and also studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. He has been a Northwest artist for over 20 years and his work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States.