Woman’s Journey to Self

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9 WEEKS WORKSHOP WOMAN’S JOURNEY TO SELF

 In person workshop

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An exploration through a creative self portrait building. The intention of this play will be to learn how to draw a portrait with will all its hidden challenges.
  • Where: Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Date: Spread over 9 weeks starting March 30 – June 1st, except Holidays
  • Time: Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Price: $220 for 9 weeks, when you sign up before March 15 or $250 at the door

Venue: PaulaEsteyGallery.com

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4098420

Questions – email: yogawithrenata@gmail.com
                                  or Paula at pe12x12@yahoo.com
Video pic WJS

In this 9 weeks workshop we will dive into an exploration through a creative self portrait building. The intention of this play will be to learn how to draw a portrait with will all its hidden challenges.

 In the first 3 weeks we will learn how to take a successful self portrait and then use certain applications  and overlays to tweak it to our liking and the choose to work with. We will learn how to draw different angles of the face and how to the transfer our sketch to canvas to complete our painting at the final stage

9 weeks total

Module 1

( 3 weeks) – learning how to take a selfie, drawing a portrait from the photograph, mapping different position of the face and learning to draw expression

In the first 3 weeks we will learn how to take a successful self portrait and then use certain applications  and overlays to tweak it to our liking and the choose to work with. We will learn how to draw different angles of the face and how to the transfer our sketch to canvas to complete our painting at the final stage

Module 2

(3 weeks) – learning expressive art on canvas – using stencils, stamps, mixed media, collage and symbolic drawing to create expressive background story

In the next 3 weeks we will then play with symbols and fun techniques to lay the ground for our canvas. We will use stencils, markers , ephemera, different marking tools and stamps to have a starting surface that really inspires us to create.

 

Module 3

(3 weeks) – putting everything to gather, we will add out portrait to the background to create our full story

In the last stage we will complete our painting. We will learn the basis of  composition so that our portrait feels like its in the right place. We will then use more creative play to fuse our background and portrait together so it tells a whole story. It does not matter if you have any particular story to tell, it will always show through in the end.

 

Supplies Needed

(All supplies are provided, except your camera, apron, and any other personal supplies you need)

easel – floor easel, table easel, apron, rags, floor covering

water, brushes, acrylic paints, pencils, color palates, papers, canvases

Ephemera, stamps, stencil, scissors, glue sticks

iPhone or an Android Camera

This workshop is for any level of artist, or a non artist that would love to explore the possibility of creating.

 As I was studding the paintings of old masters and trying to recreate them from a very early age, I became proficient with oils and how to use certain blending techniques and glazes. But the original creative process in this way was lost. It was not until later in life I have found out that creating from the depth of my soul was much more nurturing and satisfying for me. In this workshop, I will not encourage you to be proficient with form, but instead I will ask you to a look into your dreams and hopes and then guide your brush and visualize them on a canvas. 

 We will experiment with different techniques of making marks on a surface . They will serve as a background prop for our story that needs to be told. In the center of the story is of course the image of ourself. That image can be just a silhouette of our face, it could be just eyes or it could be a perfect rendering of your face. What ever will suit your story, it is your masterpiece that you can cherish, behold or build upon for years to come.

2 thoughts on “Woman’s Journey to Self

  1. Hi again i totally missed that it was not an online course so i cant join ignore my post above lol. Sounds really amazing. Wish i could have joined❤️🙏🏼

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