Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest Artist Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl
Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

I am so over the top excited to bring Jodi Ohl to our little House!  I had been following Jodi for a while on Instagram and my heart just kept nagging me to ask if she would come.  She delightfully agreed and she will be presenting her Zen Painting Workshop here on September 29-30. 

Jodi is a self-taught mixed media artist, author and instructor.  She is a full time artist who has built a body of work known for it's distinctive texture and bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract, as well as motivational in nature.  

Jodi's blog, Sweet Repeats, features a full listing of classes, weekly musing and artwork for sale.  

Zen Painting Workshop

In the spirit of what's at the core of artistic endeavors, this unique workshop created by Jodi truly soothes your artistic soul through a "Zen-full" Painting experience.  Go beyond the doodle and work on unique artist grade hard surfaces while exploring how to take your pencil, pen, inks, paints, and watercolors to a new abstract level.  You'll create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth while guided by Jodi.

Over the course of our weekend together we will:

Create several small works of "Zen Art" during the first part of our course as we learn all about our tools, surfaces and the Zen Painting process before diving into a larger main painting during the second session.

Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces along with much, much more!

CLASS FEE:  $275

CLASS HOURS:  10 am to 5 pm both days with a break for lunch.

4 pack of multi size India Ink Pens - Suggested brand: Faber Castell
Water Brushes - assorted tips 
               OR assortment of cheap water color brushes 
               (recommended sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8 Round)
Paint Palette
Pencils:  Stabilo in black & graphite and 2B pencil

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  You may register by phone, in person or by email. Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check or credit card in the store OR Paypal if you are unable to come by the store.

Jodi's newest book, "Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink" will be available here for purchase and Jodi will be happy to sign your copy while she is here.  Let me know if you want a copy.  The list price is $24.95 but you will receive a 20% discount if ordered and paid with your class enrollment fees.  Your book will be waiting for you when you come to class.

I hope you'll join Jodi and me for this amazing workshop.   Remember you must be registered and paid on or before August 15th to receive the discounted pricing of $255.

AND remember to "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

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