Adult Workshops

 

The Best of Both: Mixed Media- Watercolor and Pastel

Instructor: Tonja Sell


Many artists new to watercolor find it not very forgiving and let’s face it – down right frustrating! In this workshop you will discover tips and techniques to loosen up and how pastels can be just the tool to save your not-so-masterful masterpiece. Dramatic and versatile, chalk pastels can be one of the most beautiful of media. When combined with watercolor it transforms your work.

Tonja will help you remove any inhibitions you may have in regard to mixing media, giving you practical insight into both watercolor and pastel. Through the use of your photos, still life, live gestural drawing, demonstrations and critique you will learn basic compositional concepts, how to best translate your reference into a drawing and more! You will be encouraged and equipped to use this new technique with confidence, thereby adding a useful tool to your toolbox, and having fun in the process! For beginning and advanced students alike.

Tonja is a native of Northwestern Wisconsin and third generation artist. She left home for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1986 and studied fine arts, drawing and illustration. For almost 30 years she has been exploring different mediums including painting and drawing in almost every media, ceramic sculpture, wet-felting, jewelry and more.

Tonja has been represented by galleries across the country and her work is in multiple private collections internationally. Some of her public work includes murals for the Carnegie Foundation, the Minnesota Discovery Center and public sculpture in the City of Duluth. View works by Tonja at Tonja Sell.

Dates: March 18 and 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $265

Supply Fee: $20

Registration Cut-off Date: March 11, 2019

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Bold Brush! Textural Abstraction & Acrylic Application

Instructor: Tonja Sell


This class is for beginning to advanced students who are interested in boldly exploring mixed media acrylic techniques and texture on a large format. In this workshop, you will learn to add interest and life to your acrylic work.

We’ll explore many different acrylic mediums and their potential applications to create exciting, textural, interesting abstract paintings. We will combine acrylic mediums while exploring ways to incorporate elements of form, pattern & strong design. Students may choose to treat these as underpaintings, adding elements of realism to them or allow them to remain abstract. This is a high energy, fun, experimental class.

Tonja is a native of Northwestern Wisconsin and third generation artist. She left home for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1986 and studied fine arts, drawing and illustration. For almost 30 years she has been exploring different mediums including painting and drawing in almost every media, ceramic sculpture, wet-felting, jewelry and more.

Tonja has been represented by galleries across the country and her work is in multiple private collections internationally. Some of her public work includes murals for the Carnegie Foundation, the Minnesota Discovery Center and public sculpture in the City of Duluth. View works by Tonja at Tonja Sell.

Dates: March 20 and 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $265

Supply Fee: $20

Registration Cut-off Date: March 13, 2019

Click here to view supply list.
Click here to review CPAC’s registration procedure.
Click here to register on-line.