2023 Workshops


Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dates:  June 8 - 11, 2023


Contact:  Jan Stromsborg 


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This workshop shows students how to make a charcoal pour, and then add any simple subject as the center of interest after the beginning process has dried.  This process is so fun!  We actually will be throwing a bucket of water on the charcoal powdered surface.  (Outside, of course!)  Then we will paint the subject, using watercolor, and adding collage, creating a textural masterpiece!  Students may pick whatever subject they prefer (White birds or White flowers don’t work well for this). Karen will demonstrate a crow or a cardinal, but Florals also work well, using the charcoal underpainting as our start. Day 3 will be Painting Landscapes with a charcoal pour beginning.  The charcoal makes great markings on the trees. The first day, we will learn how to do wire drawings while the charcoal pours are drying. These are drawings that look like wire sculptures, and are done using permanent markers.  Karen says,“It is truly the best thing that I’ve ever learned and will take your paintings to the next level!”  If you struggle with drawing, you actually will do better than other accomplished artists, because wrong lines are good!  Karen believes that painting should be fun, and gives lots of individual help.  

Contact:  Byron Witt  

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date:  sometime in July 2023
Contact:  Donna Arnold
Location: Miami, FL
Date:  Somewhere between Oct. 7 - 13, 2023 
Contact:  Marilyn Johansen