ArtEscape Workshop: Oil Painting

  • 28 Sep 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • ArtEscape Studios 3 W Poplar Walla Walla, WA 99362
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This Fall ArtEscape Studios located in downtown Walla Walla will host art workshops in encaustics, oil painting, and woodblock printmaking. These workshops provide an opportunity for the curious and creative minded to come out and explore art making with the guidance of a highly skilled artist, and with a limited monetary commitment (all supplies will be provided).  Workshops will provide foundation information on working with the mediums, and will center on guided art making and exploration. 

All materials will be provided, and no experience is required.  Due to potential hazards that can accompany working with the tools in these workshops, all participants must be 18 or older or be accompanied by an adult.

Oil Painting- 50$- SATURDAY 9/28, 1-4 PM

Participants will learn about basic techniques and materials to get started with oil painting. Workshop topics of discussion will include basics on mediums that can be used for texture, glaze, and wash; palette, paint and brush care; and the time-honored technique of fat over lean principle used to create durable works that can last centuries.  

Each participant will be invited to paint one 8 x 11 on stretched canvas and one wood panel (roughly 4" x 4", size will vary). The majority of the time in the class will be spent on painting, with guidance from the instructor as needed by the class. A still life display will be provided to work from. Attendees may also bring a photo to work from, or may work abstract. 

About the Instructor:

Sarah Leighty will partner with ArtEscape Studios to present this Oil Painting Workshop.  Sarah moved to Walla Walla in 2016 after living 10 years in Austin, TX, where she played an active role in the group studio space Pump Project.  She is a now a working artist at ArtEscape (in studio B1), and is excited to provide an opportunity for the local community to engage in art making.  Sarah earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of West Florida (major in oil painting) in 2002.  She works primarily in oils, on canvases she stretches or wood panels she builds. Sarah's work focuses on exploration of color and light, and is inspired by nature and neuroplasticity.

Calle Trovato, Sarah Leighty, 2018

For additional information, please contact Sarah Leighty:

(509) 540 - 3110

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