"After this long and difficult spring and summer, with all its uncertainty and all our frustration about planning for any kind of events or get-togethers, many of us are no doubt hoping for the opportunity to meet as artists and friends, to learn and exchange.
"We started making plans earlier this year for a Southern Chapter Fall Workshop, and have arranged with a regionally known artist to present a two-day workshop at the end of October. Unfortunately, there is still so much up in the air we can't be certain what will happen. At present, we aren't sure what facility will be available to us to present a workshop, and of course we don't know how any of us will be feeling about health and safety at that time. I am hopeful that three more months could bring healing and resolution.
Here is the plan in place for right now about an October 29-30 workshop.
Jon Birdsong, who has lived and taught in the Southwest for many years, will offer a two-day workshop with a very interesting technique:
- Day 1 – a floral still life, painting through paper dinner napkins, a technique which creates beautiful color mixes and fantastic textures
- Day 2 – a Southwest mountain scene with the mountain painted through the dinner napkin
Jon brings many materials with him, including paper and paints to be shared with students. You’ll need your own palette and brushes.
$150 for both days, preference for NMWS members. Non-members will be allowed to register after a certain date TBD.
CONTACT SC WORKSHOP CO-CHAIR LAUREL WEATHERSBEE at laurel.weathersbee[at]gmail.com to let her know you are interested in attending (this does not commit you) or with your questions. She will do her best to answer them.