Three Letter Words

August 27, 2021

Schedule: 9 am-4 pm Fri

Instructor: Jill Berry

Registration Deadline: Aug 16

Description

Some words are mighty though only three letters: sky, all, now, you. They call up imagery the second you hear them. The “NOW” I painted here is my current life; two kids, housework, a musician husband, growing things, wisdom, adventure, and my village.

In this class, we will transfer (or you can make your own) letterforms to small canvas, and add imagery that calls to us. The technique we will use is dry brush, and involves painting the negatives instead of the positives. It is a silhouetting of sorts, since black is the background and we will paint around it to make the letters and images. This is an illustration technique that is handy to know because it is a fast and easy way to work, and a good exercise in seeing shapes.

Our palette will be limited, as will our vocabulary of images, so you can easily do this in one day. And you can pick a set of letters that offer more that one word, as I did here: now, won, or own. Let me know the word you pick so I can have the letters ready for you, or jump in and design your own.

Class size 9

Level Beginner and above

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  • Tuition $140

Instructor

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Jill Berry

Jill is a mixed media artist who makes books, maps, paintings, and other storytelling structures. She works in mixed media with a bent toward classical art and teaches painting, lettering, journaling, mapmaking, and various other mixed media classes worldwide. You can her work in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review and Cloth, Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine, Drawing Lab, Journal It!…Read More

Jill is a mixed media artist who makes books, maps, paintings, and other storytelling structures. She works in mixed media with a bent toward classical art and teaches painting, lettering, journaling, mapmaking, and various other mixed media classes worldwide.

You can her work in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review and Cloth, Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine, Drawing Lab, Journal It! The Complete Decorated Journal, 1000 Artists’ Books, and various other publications. She has written three books: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking and Map Art Lab and Making Art From Maps. Her artists’ books are in private and public collections nationwide.

Jill feels that art is necessary and accessible to everyone.

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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 through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> 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.

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> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

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

> 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.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

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