The website for CREATE NJ went live today and registration begins TOMORROW! I'm teaching three classes. There are lots of fabulous offerings from twenty instructors. Check it all out HERE.
On Wednesday, July 9th - the return of a class I've taught many times beginning ten years ago. Roll With It is a painting class where many techniques get covered, and a 25 foot roll of paper is completed then assembled into a journal. It's super fun because we review some techniques that either revive your love for painting or get you to become comfortable with it if you haven't gotten there yet. The added bonus is how cool the page compositions turn out as we create the journal.
Here are some of the rolls from a few years ago at Valley Ridge.
On Thursday, July 10th I will be introducing a new class: Color Collision. Using just two colors of paint + black and white, we will build a palette of scales then put them to use with stencils to guide application. Choice of placement can be random or deliberate, with subtle or contrasting transitions. I love that you can generate so many options with just a few simple supplies.
Then Friday, July 11th - Compose Yourself. This class evolved from an experience at last years event. I began a workshop (Less is More...More or Less) with a quick composition lesson, using black and white images, scissors and a glue stick, meant to inform and motivate, but the exercise took on a life of its own and we spent way more time on it than I planned. It was really cool to observe how everyone was engaged - so I built off that concept and developed this class. In the ten years I've been teaching I have come to learn that artists still have questions about composition, so this is my answer. Plus, won't it be nice to have a minimal supply list? I can't wait for this one!
Hope to see you in Jersey!