We will explore creativity, brain boosting activities and visual problem solving techniques each day. Beginning with drawing and collage we will work towards mixed media, layering, figure/ground relationships, image transfers and resolved mixed media composition. We will explore ink in its variety of forms from calligraphy to washes and in between. We will spend a day exploring ink and watercolour, watercolour sketching and urban sketching. Other components of the workshop include critique and talking about art, varieties of sketchbooks and visual journals, discussions about art supplies and travel kits, exploring watercolour techniques, music and art, the role of art history as a source of images and art as a subversive activity. Most of all, students should come with a set of goals that they are prepared to articulate. Mike has a depth of art teaching knowledge and experience that will allow him to tailor this workshop to meet your personal vision. Come prepared to explore, experiment and have fun.
Please see Instructor's Bio - Michael Shain