Mixed Media Multiples in Oil & Cold Wax

Aug 29-31, 2023

Schedule: 9am-4pm Tue-Thu

Instructor: Sara Post

Registration Deadline: Aug 15

Description

Abstract multiples are a great way to experiment while you work in a design-related series. We’ll use same-sized square cradled wood panels to create a piece from multiple parts. Choose your preferred size: 12″ to 18″ for three to six multiples, 8″ to 10″ for groupings of eight or nine (depth of cradle up to you). To a base of painted or marked papers we’ll add layers of oil paint mixed with cold wax using brayers, brushes, and/or squeegees. Top layers may include drawing into the surface. Built around your choice of theme, each grouping will be both varied and interconnected — an excellent way to think about working in a series and create a path to establish, integrate, and maintain a personal style.

Class size 12

Level Novice and above

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  • Tuition $375
  • Materials Fee $varies; optional materials to purchase (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

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Sara Post

Sara Post, American abstract painter, was born in Dallas, Texas. She studied art and English at Southern Methodist University and upon graduation moved to Los Angeles. Over the next five years she traveled widely in the U.S., Spain, and England. In London she worked as an assistant at a small pottery studio and upon returning to the U.S., enrolled in Don Bendel's innovative process-centered ceramics program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.…Read More

Sara Post, American abstract painter, was born in Dallas, Texas. She studied art and English at Southern Methodist University and upon graduation moved to Los Angeles. Over the next five years she traveled widely in the U.S., Spain, and England. In London she worked as an assistant at a small pottery studio and upon returning to the U.S., enrolled in Don Bendel’s innovative process-centered ceramics program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After completing graduate studies, she and her husband, artist Thomas Post, moved to Davis, California, where they opened a pottery studio, TSPost Ceramics, active from 1981 until 2010.

Post concentrated on ceramic wall pieces, which were recognized for their innovative color and painterly abstract imagery. Her work was exhibited and sold at local and national venues including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian. She completed numerous public commissions from large single works to whole floor installations. In 2008, she rediscovered drawing and printmaking during a residency in Italy at Il Bisonte press in Florence. Those activities led to experiments with mixed media painting combining collage, drawing, oil paint and cold wax medium, which are exhibited in group and solo shows and sold nationally.

Post currently maintains a studio, Art 26, in downtown Davis. Her paintings are known for quiet but complex abstract surfaces. She exhibits widely and teaches adult workshops in abstract painting and drawing at art centers and studios nationally. She is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California, and Sager-Reeves Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

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Mixed Media Multiples in Oil & Cold Wax

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Materials Fees
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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging one year from the date of cancellation.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

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Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund or transferable gift certificate.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

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