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  • Sara Post - Landscape and Architecture: Abstract Experiments

    May 16 - 19, 2019

    Medium:  Drawing, Painting, Collage
    Level: All Levels with Painting Experience
    Tuition:  $675| Lab Fee: $30

    "Landscape and Architecture: Abstract Experiments with Pigment Sticks, Oil Paint,
    Wax and Paper"

    Landscape and our relationship to it is a powerful theme in contemporary abstraction. Inspired by the land and our human interactions with it, workshop participants will use beautiful materials to focus on color and placement of abstract elements in order to express powerful thematic ideas. We’ll blend and combine soft pigment sticks with oil paint, wax and other mediums. Working on paper provides options not available on other

    surfaces while allowing flexibility and permission to break new ground. Economical and effective presentation ideas for finished work will be demonstrated. Open your imagination and come ready to explore and enhance your own artwork with “strategies to create miracles.”

    Biography:

    Sara Post is a life long professional artist. She first gained national prominence for herartwork through her ceramic wall installations—paintings in clay—which formed the basis for her continuing interest in exploring layered surfaces. Her current work includes oil based mixed media paintings and paint based collage. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Arizona’s ceramics program with a master’s degree in studio artand art education. Sara Post lives and works in Davis, California, maintaining a studio and classroom space at Art 26 in downtown Davis.

    Artist Statement: I’m concerned with what it is to be present in the world— with exploring experiences of the extraordinary invention and majesty of nature as well as realities of the structure and limits involved in being human—all come together, layer upon layer. Contradictions abound. I try to work it out with lines, shapes and colors, using the language of abstraction.

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    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

     Thursday, May 16 

     

     Travel to Snow Hill
     6:00 pm - Opening Wine Reception, Stuart Shils Lecture; Firehouse Studio. 

     
     Friday, May 17

       8:30 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Downstairs Studio.

     Saturday, May 18

     

     9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Downstairs Studio

     Sunday, May 19

     

     9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop, lunch, wrap up session
                     4:30 pm - clean up, pack up, depart

    Recommended Housing in Snow Hill
    The River House B&B
    The Chanceford House B&B
    The Mansion House B&B

    Housing in Nearby Berlin
    The Atlantic Hotel

    Lodging List - Near to Snow Hill

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    Registration and Payments:

    • Registration is made by making a 50% deposit through our on-line secure payment system. You may use any major credit card when checking out.
    • The balance is due by 6 weeks out from the workshop start date.
    • Registration is open until the workshop is filled, at which point we open a waitlist. Often students on the wait list are able to take the workshop due to unanticipated circumstances of another enrollee.
    • All workshops have caps for attendants. In order to reserve your spot, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible.
    • We cannot run under-enrolled workshops. Therefore, if you are planning to book a flight, we recommend waiting until we make the final call on a workshop at 6 weeks out from the travel in date. However, as soon as the workshop meets minimum we will inform all participants.


    Refund Policies:

    • A full refund is made when a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw 6 weeks prior to the workshop start date receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% cancellation & processing fee.   
    • If a cancellation is made later than 6 weeks prior to the workshop, 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 Mountain ARTS. 
    • Students who withdraw within 4 weeks of the workshops will forfeit their payments, even if workshop was paid in full, but can transfer the payments made to another workshop during the calendar year, or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year, or make a tax-deductible donation to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS.
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event of an unforeseen medical issue.
     

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