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    Rebecca lived
    internationally for 11
    years and much of her
    work is influenced by
    her time overseas.








    Rebecca believes  
    feedback is most
    valuable when given
    before a painting is
    completed. This gives
    the artist greater
    flexibility to make
    changes and create a
    stronger finished piece.
    Get hopping with a variety of
    interesting approaches to mixed
    media. Designed to support and
    nudge you to play with process
    and let go of the outcome, so
    you can absorb a smorgasbord
    of mixed media techniques. The
    techniques you choose will
    become "tools" in your personal
    "toolbox".  We will focus on
    process and playful
    experimentation,  creating
    impressionistic textures and
    patterns and painting using your
    own unique voice. Rebecca been
    a  fine artist for over 40 years,
    leading workshops in the US,
    China, Thailand and Japan. Her
    work has been exhibited in
    Australia, China, Japan and the
    U.S.
Rebecca Sentgeorge

Exploring Mixed Media
in Watercolor and Acrylic

mixedmedia - studioi

August 1 - 3, 2020, Bend, OR

$495

all levels welcome


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    Rebecca Sentgeorge is based in Central Oregon. Rebecca lived internationally for 11 years and much of her work
    is influenced by her time overseas. A teacher and fine artist for over 40 years, she has lead workshops in the US,
    China, Thailand and Japan. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, China, Japan and the United States. She is
    represented by the RiverSea Gallery, is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the High Desert Art
    League and a Fullbright Memorial Fund Participant.

    After earning a degree in art, Rebecca began her art career creating whimsical functional ceramic animas while
    teaching art full time. Later, she gravitated towards painting, printmaking and mixed media. Much of her work
    displays a fascination with textures, pattern, light, cast shadows, reflected light and an occasional thing of
    whimsy. Rebecca enjoys challenging herself by creating compositions filled with visual chaos including multiple
    shapes, patterns, or textures, while counterbalancing this chaos with harmonizing through the use of layering and
    simplification of the subject. Rebecca has a talent for breaking down learning new skills into small incremental
    steps that insure her students' success.

    Class Description

    This workshop will keep you hopping, introducing you to a variety of interesting approaches to mixed media with
    watercolor and acrylics while expanding your understanding of design elements and principles. Exploring mixed
    media in water color and acrylic is designed to support and nudge workshop participants to play with process and
    let go of outcome.

    Students will be encouraged to try out a variety of techniques and decide which ones will become "tools" in their
    personal "toolbox". Students will be provided with patterns, should they prefer to explore the concept/techniques
    without the pressure of coming up with their own composition. Students may also choose to develop their own
    individual composition to use while applying concept/technique of each lesson.

    Three paintings will be started in the first two days of the workshop, focusing on process and playful
    experimentation with multiple techniques. The first two days, we will not be concerned with the "outcome", or final
    product. On the final day we will focus on outcome and begin the editing process, problem solving and responding
    to feedback while completing our paintings and bringing them to the next level. Students should go home with art
    that they are proud of.

    Class Outline

    Day 1: Class will begin with an introductory digital presentation followed by Rebecca demonstrating while students
    follow-along on their own paintings. A smorgasbord of mixed media techniques will be introduced within a single
    painting. Students will be encouraged to play with the process of creating impressionistic textures and patterns in
    their paintings. You may choose to follow the reference provided by Rebecca or follow-along using the same
    processes on an abstract composition. In the afternoon, we will explore techniques of your choosing, from those
    introduced in the morning session, while cerating two painting starts that will reflect your own unique voice.
    Rebecca will provide examples, suggestions and plenty of feedback as they work. At the end of the day, the first
    painting will be set aside to be completed on the final day.

    Day 2: In the morning, Rebecca will demonstrate, after which students will be given the time to begin their second
    painting of the workshop, using one of their paintings starts from the previous day as a substrate, you may choose
    to work  with your own reference material, or use the subject matter Rebecca provides.

    In the afternoon, Rebecca will demonstrate an alternate approach to mixed media and present a slide show of the
    process. Students may experiment with this technique for their third painting or may choose to continue to explore
    the techniques introduced in the morning for their third painting. Individual support will be offered for the
    remainder of the workshop day.

    Day 3: Rather than getting feedback after the painting is completed, Rebecca believes that feedback is most valuable
    when given before a painting is completed. This gives the artist greater flexibility to make changes and create a
    stronger finished piece. Today's class will begin with personal feedback and a short demonstration of strategies to
    employ in creating stronger unified compositions. The remainder of the day will be given to students for editing
    their three paintings. This day will be devoted to problem solving using the principles of design with students
    working to bring their three unfinished paintings to a successful conclusion. Rebecca will encourage each student
    to find his or her individuality and style and only respond to suggestions, which resonate with their intention.

    Class will conclude with a group celebration/sharing of our completed pieces while we marvel at the variety of
    mixed media solutions demonstrated by the creativity and individuality of our class members.