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Currents Gallery: Exploring Texture

Rene Eisenbart, Instructor

In this workshop we’ll use texture to create expressive paintings in water media. A textural

substrate may be the first place the artist enhances and supports their concept. Texture creates a

sense of depth and makes a painting more dynamic. Texture can be applied under the painting,

over the paint or even collaged or applied later. DAY 1: You will make a value study and then

design and sketch a subject over a textured background after watching these demonstrations: 1.

Making highly textured watercolor paper using gesso; 2. Pouring paint over textured paper for a

background start; 3. Making a quick drawing, painting over the texture with watercolor. DAY

2: There will be a design lesson and slide talk. You will then experiment with different types of

texture and design and work on paintings with instructor’s guidance. Class will end with an art

share to celebrate our successes and consider what we might improve.

Monday & Wednesday, Nov 11 & 13, 10am—4pm

2-Day workshop: $190*

*Early Bird Discount: $170 if you sign up by October 11

(When registering on-line, use Coupon Code 191111EarlyBird)

Earlier Event: November 10
Currents Gallery: Poinsettia Workshop
Later Event: November 13
Currents Gallery: Exploring Texture