Learning to paint: I received an email from a reader after I mentioned in this column that talented Damariscotta artist Will Kefauver gives painting lessons, asking that I include more information in the future about other local artists that offer lessons. This column is going to do just that.
I’ll start out with South Bristol artist Joy Vaughan, who approached me recently about an upcoming workshop she will teach called “Off the Edges and Outside the Lines,” named after her book of the same name. Vaughan, as readers may know from a recent review I wrote for The Lincoln County News, is one half of the collaborative painting duo that includes Newcastle artist Katharina Keoughan. Their delightful “Snow Fence Paintings” show is currently on the walls of The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. (Catch it before it closes on Tuesday, Jan. 31.)
Vaughan’s workshop will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. The cost is $25 for Jung Center members and $30 for nonmembers.
“This workshop is for people who want time to explore imagery using art materials and their intuitive faculty,” Vaughan said. In it, she will describe her own “process of individuation and its connection to active imagination and intuition” before turning attendees loose with “simple art materials” that she will provide. Participants can also bring their own favorite pens, pencils, crayons, or markers.
“Art-phobic individuals are encouraged to attend,” said Vaughan, who promises to cultivate “an atmosphere of trust.” Attendees will receive a free copy of Vaughan’s book.
Register for the class at bit.ly/2jW1Svi.
Vaughan also offers classes, workshops (including silkscreening!) and private sessions at her Starfire Studio. Learn more at joyvaughan.com.
Katharina K: Go to katharinak.com to find out about Katharina Keoughan’s group classes in oil and acrylic painting, which she describes on her website as “a wonderful opportunity to learn the painting basics often not taught: mixing colors, the properties of various pigments, what surfaces are available, how to select a subject, how to set up and light a still life, how to best paint from still life, how to effectively apply paint, and so much more.”
Keoughan offers four-week sessions of classes all winter on Monday mornings or afternoons. Class size is limited to seven students. Classes, which are taught at The Studio in Damariscotta, cost $160.
Keoughan also teaches one-on-one classes for $50 an hour, with a two-hour minimum.
Create a collage: Local artist Deborah Schaefer wrote to let me know she is teaching two sessions of a two-week mixed-media class beginning both Monday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 8. The class, called Mixed Media Canvas Class, is focused on creating a 12-by-12-inch mixed-media collage on canvas. Each session of the class runs from 1-4 p.m.
“Learn how to alter papers with a gelatin plate, paint, and texture tools,” she wrote. “Add layers of paint and paper to your canvas to create depth and interest. Then, using your altered papers, you will assemble a collage image and add finishing touches to the canvas with pens, stamps, and a quote.” Sounds like fun!
The cost of the class is $69, with a $10 materials fee payable to Schaefer on the first day of class. Go to clc.coursestorm.com to register and for location details.
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