Remember Your Surroundings: A Mixed Media Drawing Workshop

September 7, 2019

Instructor: Madeline Bartley

This workshop is for all levels and presents drawings as a creative process to practice focus, mark making, and hash out ideas. Students will be creating a series of drawings with the use of paint, color pencils, crayons, markers, watercolors and inks. The intent of this workshop is to explore and loosen up your art making through testing out a variety of materials on multiple sheets of paper. A still life will be set up as a starting point for creating images by observation. Then warm up into making works based on imagination, filling the page with lines, shapes and colors. The instructor will share her techniques of building layers and experimenting with drawing tools to gradually develop with each work. A series of small 5 by 7 inch drawings on heavy-weight, toned paper become a way to exercise your artistic expression. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home 8 to 10 mixed media works on paper.

Optional Student Supplies:
Feel free to bring in your favorite drawing tools. Example: pencils, pens, pastels

About Madeline:

Madeline Bartley was born in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Murray State University where she received her B.F.A. in printmaking and drawing. She earned her M.F.A. in studio arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual Performing Arts in 2016. A recipient of the 2019 Quilting By the Lake Scholarship and the Turner Residency in Los Angeles, CA., she is featured in Notations, printresting.org, and Boxcar Press Blog: The Inquisitive Printer. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows including exhibitions at the Hand Held Gallery (Melbourne, Australia), Walnut Ink Projects (Michigan City, IN), The Rogue Space (New York, NY), and Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA). Currently she lives in Syracuse, New York where she works as a letterpress printer and dedicates her free time to her studio practice. For more about Madeline and to view her work, please visit: madelinebartley.com


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