Hands on Art

Bonnie Griffith: Pastel Painting

LOCATION: Escalante Town Park – Hands on Art Tent
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOTE: $25 fee collected day of program – covers materials. Limited to 20 participants. Bring an apron/painting shirt, latex or nitrile gloves, and a sturdy lightweight board such as a mat board or foam core to attach your paper to. RSVP here.

A landscape pastel painting will come to life with the use of this vibrant dry medium as you paint along with Bonnie to create your own masterpiece.  Learn the basics or perfect your skills of using this medium in this class.  You will learn about doing an underpainting to create depth and interest in your piece, followed by layers of pastels that bring your painting to life. Come prepared to have fun! Pastel paper and the use of pastels will be provided (if you have your own set of professional grade pastels, bring them).

 

Bonnie’s love of the landscape prompts her to paint it, and she look for a story to tell when she paints. Her goal is to create art into which the viewer can step into, finding and experiencing their own story.  If that happens, then she has done her job. Although she works out of my Crooked Creek Art Studio in southwestern Idaho, plein air painting leads her across the western US.  These journeys also allow her to share her knowledge of pastel and multimedia in workshops, offered both on location and in her studio. For more info about Griffith and her work, please see the following sites:  www.bonniegriffith.com, Instagram: @Bonniezahngriffith and Facebook: Bonnie Griffith Landscape Artist.



Loretta Domaszewski: Watercolor: Light, Depth, and Space with Lyrical Brushstrokes

LOCATION: Escalante Town Park – Hands on Art Tent
September 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

NOTE: $25 fee collected day of program – covers materials. Limited to 20 participants (minimum of 6). RSVP here.

Learn to recreate nature’s elements in a lyrical expressive way with watercolor. Develop layered patterns of unique brushstrokes and mark making that emphasize light, depth, and space. Find the abstraction that comes with experimentation of color, texture, and personal mark making. Join in with painters of all levels that wish to explore and break away from the conventional. A technique that can be implemented in future oil or acrylic paintings.   

Loretta Domaszewski paints to create visual poetry with a deep connection to the earth as a living body. Spirit of Place is the inspiration for exploring the concept of the journey, the pathway, the personal quest. The physicality of it, the shape and curves, the way light travels through the water, the arc of the valley, the form and movement of the land, the patterns of a current. She speaks a universal language. 

She is an award- winning contemporary artist from Montana exhibiting nationally in galleries and museums, teaching all ages and levels for over 40 years, including an Annual Plein Air Art Retreat at Ghttps://www.instagram.com/lorettafineart/?hl=en host Ranch, NM. Loretta has been awarded the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s 20th Year Anniversary Artist in Residence, Paint the River Horse Pack Trip, Best in Show First Place Watercolor/Mixed Media, 2nd Place Plein Air Paint Out, and the 2022 Merit Award, She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of NM, and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.  For more info about Domaszewski and her work, please see the following: website, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.



Phoenix Bunke: Remade & Recycled Art: Cut Paper Collage

LOCATION: Escalante Town Park – Hands on Art Tent
September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NOTE: $15 for adults and $10 for kids (15 and under) – fee collected day of program – covers materials. Limited to 20 participants. RSVP here.

Collage is an art form that’s easy to get into no matter what your skill level, and it’s a way of reusing things that might otherwise end up in the trash. Join Phoenix to try your hand at cut paper collage—no experience required! You will be inspired by the shapes and colors of the natural landscape that are found in paper materials, and through your creativity you will remake old images that create new meaning. Participants will collage the cover of a blank notebook. Plenty of collage materials (including scissors and notebooks) will be provided.  Please feel free to bring scissors & images as well. Adults & children welcome—anyone who is able to use scissors without supervision.

**If participants have old magazines or image-heavy books they would otherwise throw away, they can bring them and leave at the workshop.

 

Phoenix Bunke is a freelance editor, barista, van driver, soup maker, writer and artist based in Boulder, Utah. She does a little bit of everything in the free time she doesn’t actually have: analog and digital collage, drawing, comics, poetry, songwriting.  For more info: Instagram



Bonnie Griffith: Altered Paint Brushes – Good Brushes Gone Bad!

LOCATION: Escalante Town Park – Hands on Art Tent
September 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: $25 fee collected day of program – covers materials. Limited to 20 participants. Bring an apron/painting shirt and latex/nitrile gloves. RSVP here.

Come have some fun and learn how to create a basic altered paint brush, turning it into a self-portrait or whimsical character.  Using old (or new) 2-, 3- or 4-inch wide paint brushes, acrylic paints will be applied to the handle and bristles to create these fun pieces of art. Let your imagination be your guide as you take the first steps into this endless art form.  Some basic embellishments will be available to enhance your brush face.  The brushes provided will be gessoed and ready to paint.

Bonnie’s love of the landscape prompts her to paint it, and she look for a story to tell when she paints. Her goal is to create art into which the viewer can step into, finding and experiencing their own story.  If that happens, then she has done her job. Although she works out of my Crooked Creek Art Studio in southwestern Idaho, plein air painting leads her across the western US.  These journeys also allow her to share her knowledge of pastel and multimedia in workshops, offered both on location and in her studio. For more info about Griffith and her work, please see the following sites:  www.bonniegriffith.com, Instagram: @Bonniezahngriffith and Facebook: Bonnie Griffith Landscape Artist.