Standing before a blank canvas, we need the intention to create, an inspirational subject, and the skills to bring our vision to life. As simple as this sounds, everyone is faced with roadblocks as they begin a creative journey. During this painting immersion, you’ll explore a variety of skills, techniques, and practices that will give you a “way in” to your own work.
Award-winning Big Sur artist Erin Gafill leads participants through visual explorations using torn-paper collage, color-field painting, drawing, and sketch while offering ample demonstrations of technique. Working with a range of subjects from still life to landscape, you'll be shown new ways of communicating, expressing, and distilling the essence of your own voice.
Erin's technique of observation and response give her paintings life and breath. She brings this same approach to teaching, creating a supportive and nurturing environment for personal growth. Along with her husband, photographer Tom Birmingham, Erin has taught The Passion of Painting series on three continents to students of all ages. This workshop is designed for the skilled artist looking for a creative breakthrough, as well as those who have never touched a brush.
This workshop would serve as an excellent introduction to pair with Erin’s Passion of Painting, Building Creative Habits workshop, scheduled February 1-3.
Recommended reading: Gafill, Drinking From a Cold Spring: A Little Book of Hope.
($50 materials fee paid directly to the leader)