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Grand Marais, MN Oct 26 & 27, 2019Grand Marais Art Colony, Minnesota
OCT 25, 2019
Artist demo hosted by Northwoods Fiber Guild
OCT 26 & 27, 2019 Compelling Design: Creating Composition that Captivates
Green Valley, AZ March 15 &16, 2020EXPLORING MONET’S GARDEN. In this workshop, students will learn drawing and painting floral landscapes expressively using techniques employed by Claude Monet. Tonja will share photo references shot during her recent time spent at Monet’s garden at Giverny. This workshop would be appropriate for pastel, water-media, acrylic and oil painters. Learn to layer paint to create luminosity and the illusion of light in your floral and landscapes by exploring the garden that inspired a master.
Green Valley, AZ March 17 &18, 2020ABSTRACTION TO REALISM: OIL & COLD WAX. Have you considered combining oil paint and cold wax? The addition of cold wax medium into oil paints not only allows you to create beautiful texture while speeding up the dry time of oils, but is a great solution for oil painters who enjoy working realistically while allowing expressive and abstracted elements to be incorporated into the painting. You need not be an experienced oil painter, but a basic understanding of working in oils is important.
Merging Watercolor & Pastel OnlineMerging Watercolor & Pastel Online ; Dramatic and versatile, chalk pastels can be one of the most beautiful of media.
When combined with watercolor it will transform your work.
You will find this class a useful bridge to connect these popular mediums.
I will help you remove any inhibitions you may have in regard to mixing media, giving you practical insight into both watercolor and pastel. Perfect for beginner and advanced students alike. Full course & semester options available.
TRIOS: Acrylic- Online ClassTRIOS: Simple Mix is for you, if you enjoy the act of drawing and would like to know how to add acrylic paint without losing your beautiful, expressive drawing marks.
TRIOS: Simple Mix is designed for those who would like to get more comfortable with using acrylics while mixing media. We start simple, learning the basics of acrylic application specifically when used in combination with water-soluble pencils and blocks, while working on paper.
One-on-One MENTORSHIPAre you in search support, struggling to find your direction or focus? Are you serious about your art and interested in taking steps to improve your skills?
My Creative Mentorship Program offers personalized, private and focused discussions to help fine-tune your focus, spur your interests, meet your goals, and develop work.