October 23-26, 2017

Abstracting from Nature

Instructor: Ruth Armitage

Join Ruth Armitage for a workshop inspired by nature, but leaning toward the abstract using mixed water media.

Revel in texture, line, color and shape in this mixed media workshop exploring the properties of Golden High Flow and Golden Open Acrylics. We will begin with textured watercolor washes, incorporating gouache and acrylic to explore the contrast between transparent and opaque media. You will work with several methods for abstracting nature in a directed and intentional process.

Participants will work on a series of work inspired by nature. Techniques will include different types of paint application, reductive and layering techniques, mark making, shape, color and texture galore.  Pre-planning and intuition will work hand-in-hand to lead artists to creative compositions.

Ruth approaches teaching by showing multiple approaches through demonstrations and slide presentations. She is an experienced and enthusiastic instructor with over 20 years of teaching under her belt.

 

Registration is not yet open for this event.

 

Community Lodging – (6 available)
3-4 roommates in bunk style rooms (lower bunks only) Some rooms have your bathroom in the room, two have your bathrooms in the hall.
Program fee $245+
Meals $135+
Housing $148= $528
3 nights +
9 meals
Semi- Private Lodging – (1 available)
Share with 1-2 roommates (non-bunk room, bathroom in room or next door)
Program fee $245+
Meals $135+
Housing $248= $628
3 nights +
9 meals
Private Lodging – (2 available) bunk room to yourself, bathroom in hall Program fee $245+
Meals $135+
Housing $348= $728
3 nights +
9 meals
Commuter Program fee $245+
Meals $96+
Facility use fee $75
($25/day for 3 days) = $416
3 lunches +
3 dinners

 

Cancellation Policy:

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option: 

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

ruth-armitage

Ruth Armitage is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the California Watercolor Association and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She is a Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) and a recipient of their Outstanding Service Award. WSO has nominated her as their delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Most recently she has earned a top award in the 95th National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, and been included in the 149th Annual American Watercolor Society Exhibition. Look for a feature article on her work in the Spring, 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine.

Ruth is represented by the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery and Mary Lou Zeek in Salem, Oregon.

As a former High School teacher, she enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom and has juried several regional and national exhibitions. Her classes cater to a wide range of abilities and expression, from realism to abstraction, figures, landscapes and still life. For current events, recent paintings and workshop information, and photos of the farm, visit her website at www.rutharmitage.com.

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This is a basic schedule that is in-progress an subject to change.

Monday

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Check in Wright Hall

5:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation

5:50 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Getting Started Session

Tuesday and Wednesday

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

5:45 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time

Thursday

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Workshop concludes

5:00 PM – Check out

 

Supply List coming soon!