Mix Those Media with Instructor Mira White.
Saturdays 10 am-1 pm
Sept. 16- Oct.28 (no class Oct.14) total 6 classes $200; plus materials
We combine a variety of 2 dimensional media- which leads us into exciting and uncharted territory. Every medium has something special to offer the inquiring artist. I present ideas, methods and materials with the understanding that every person in my class has a different set of skills. My approach is to introduce the mediums, do a demonstration and then encourage my students to pursue the process. The end is so much greater than the means. And the end I have in mind is the expression of personal vision.
This is a materials based class and is designed for continuing artists and adventurous beginners. Some experience in drawing and painting preferred.
Week 1: Introduction and demonstration of range of materials. First demo : Acrylic/ watercolor- spray techniques, incorporating stencils, spray bottles, wax and a variety of templates. Week 2. Adding Soft Pastel into the mix. Demonstration on a variety of ways to combine these 2 mediums. Week 3. Pouring techniques with Acrylics. Week 4 Continuing work with acrylics. Introduction of water based graphite , transfer paper and other mark making tools. Week 5. Presentation of collage processes, Week 6. Continuation and development of works that incorporate at least 3 of the mediums approached. Final Discussion/ closure.
Colorist and visionary, American artist Mira M. White is an award winning painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international. When viewing her multi-media artworks one bears witness to a personal mythology of deeply felt images that stem from a lifelong preoccupation with and devotion to life as an ongoing journey of change and transformation. Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media. Widely respected in Northern California BayArea art communities, she has in recent years broadened her teaching venues to include workshops in Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska and Washington. Woven Tale Press just featured her graphic work in its June issue. She is included in a new hard cover book Art Journey: Abstract Painting, Encaustic Arts Magazine featured her work in its June 2015 issue. Other publications have honored her work as well: Gathering Clouds in 2014, Inquiring Mind in 2012 & 2014, The Pastel Journal featured her pastel, mixed media work in its Jan/Feb 2011 issue. Her work is included in the 2010 anthology Best In American Water Media , and she is also featured in a recent anthology: Journeys Into Abstraction.
BFA with High Distinction, MFA with Distinction California College of Arts & Crafts. A member of CWA, NWA, IEA ( International Encaustic Artists) , Marin MOCA, Berkeley Art Center, Arts Benicia.