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  • 2019 Summer Arts - Lauren Mantecon

    BIG-SMALL-BIG: A Mixed Media Approach to Painting

    June 24 - 28, 2019

    Medium: Mixed Media Painting
    Level: All Levels
    Tuition: $750
    Lab Fee: $60

    In this workshop we confront the questions many artists ask themselves- how do we achieve and sustain originality and authenticity?  From the ground up we will begin with dry pigments and organic hand made gesso. We will engage visualizations, and  idea generating exercises then put to practice spontaneous mark making, collage  and painting techniques to broaden our visual vocabulary and art making dexterity.

    Our materials will be quality paper, boards, handmade gesso, dry pigment, collage materials, glues, oil sticks, cold wax and oil paint.

    Lauren Mantecón, American abstract painter, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1964 and grew up moving between the east and west coasts, negotiating the terrain of identity and place in the middle. She earned her BA in conceptual photography from California State University, Fullerton and her MFA from Portland State University, OR. Her work focuses on the transcendence and intelligence of beauty — the invisible/visible links that can often be felt but not seen in the inexplicable realms between earth and spirit.

    Lauren’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally including the Museo de La Isla de Cozumel, Mexico, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, OR, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley ID, Muse Gallery, Buffton SC and Columbus,OH, Gebert Gallery, Scottsdale  AZ, Nuart Gallery, Santa FE, NM, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR, Trove Gallery, Park City, UT.

    Lauren has taught painting ,mixed media and color theory practices at the University of Portland, Portland State University, and Santa Fe Community College, NM, as well as workshops on the Alchemy of Mixed Media and Painting- focusing on unconventional techniques that include dry and wet mediums, painting with hand made gesso, collage, encaustic and cold wax- encouraging individual vocabulary and expression in art centers across the country for over twenty years that have included; Oregon College of Art and Craft, OR, kICB Center, Sausalito, CA, Mendocino Center for the Arts, CA, Sitka Center for Art and Technology, Otis, OR, Huiho’olana Arts Center, Molokai Hawaii, Aha School for the Arts, Telluride, CO, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM, Hollyhock Learning Center, Mansons LandingBC. Lauren currently lives works and teaches in Santa Fe, NM


    Student Supply List 
    • Medium size sketchbook (or what you already have)
    • 3 sheets of 22x30 arches or Strathmore oil paper - hot press — at least 140 pound- heavier is better.
    • Unprimed hardwood cradled panels. At least six panels ranging from 12x12 or larger. You may also use an unprimed birch wood cut up from hardware store - at least half inch since it is not cradled. Masonite will not work. We will be making our own gesso, untreated works best.
    • Vine charcoal pencils (your choice)
    • Acrylic paint. Titanium white, black, and your choice of colors.
    • Small tubes of oil paint. Titanium white, mars black, and your choice of colors.
    • Oil sticks. Your choice of colors, either oil pastel or oil sticks.
    • Collage materials of your own choice (thin papers work well).
    • Kneading eraser
    • Graphite pencil
    • Blue painters tape
    • 8oz. can cold wax - Gamblin is a good brand.
    • Brushes- A variety of sizes- flats and rounds. 1 and 2 inch chip brushes.
    • 2 inch brayer
    • Razor blades
    • Scissors
    • Old credit cards and scrapers
    • Spray bottle
    • Rags
    • Small fine grit piece of sand paper
    • Archived glue pva or elmers
    • Wax paper
    • Plastic containers


    Refund Policies:
    Summer Workshops
    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled by Cullowhee Arts or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter of cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full.
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Arts. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email).
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency. 

    Photo Policy

    • Cullowhee Arts may at times use photographs and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of publications and other media. Names and other identifying information will not be published.
    • Should an individual NOT want to be photographed or recorded they must contact Cullowhee Arts, and are responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography is taking place, or notify the camera operator of their opt-out status. 

    Workshop package #1  
    On campus Lodging: single room/bath housing in shared townhouse, opening Sunday evening reception, daily healthy catered lunch buffets, and two group dinners - (more on lodging/meals)
    Workshop $750
    Lab Fee $60
    Single Lodging: W/ Daily Catered
    Lunches, Sunday Evening Opening Reception, 2 Group Dinners

    Double Occupancy listed in Purchase Options below (must have roommate pre-arranged) 

    Workshop package #2 
    Commuter price includes:  Sunday evening opening reception, daily catered lunches and two group dinners

    Workshop $750
    Lab Fee $60
    W/Daily Catered Lunches, Sunday Evening Opening Reception, 2 Group Dinners
    • Enrollment Options
      50% Deposit Mantecon Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Single Lodging and Meal Plan $752.50
      50% Deposit Mantecon Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Single Lodging and Meal Plan $687.50
      50% Deposit Mantecon Commuter Workshop,Lab Fee, Meals $495
      Payment in Full: Mantecon Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Single Lodging/Meal Plan $1505
      Payment in Full: Mantecon Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Double Lodging/Meal Plan $1375
      Payment in Full: Commuter Mantecon Workshop, Lab Fee, Meal Plan $990
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