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Reminder: Poets & Painters Workshop Nov 11 - Register Now!!

Poets & Painters & Pie workshop with Anna Elkins and Mindy Carpenter at Pennington Farms, Applegate Vallte Valley, November 11, 2017

Hello creative friend! I hope this finds you very well on this cozy fall day. 🍁🍂 I’m writing today to let you know that the next Poets & Painters (& Pie) Workshop is coming up right around the corner. Last one of 2017…hope you can join us! This time it’s at the charming historic Pennington Farms Bakery in the Applegate. This is a fun inspiring day of writing & painting, pie indulging & coffee sipping. Anna Elkins leads you through a freestyle writing & poetry exercise (hint: it will involve pie) & I will guide us through a still life painting of…you guessed it, pie, seasonal flora & vintage props. If you haven’t been to Pennington Farms, the entire surrounding is a painting waiting to happen. Inspiration everywhere! And workshop promise: you will leave with a finished painting. ❤️🎨 Please email: [email protected] to hold your spot. Treat yourself to a

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Sea & Sky Painting Workshop with Mindy Carpenter

Bermuda, by Mindy Carpenter

I’m looking up at the sky today thinking I’ll never take the color blue for granted again! I’ve been mulling a Sea & Sky workshop for some time and now seemed like the perfect moment. Time to celebrate the ocean or lakes many of us have fled to recently and appreciate those white cotton balls in the clean clear sky.

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Watermedia Painting on Claybord Workshop with Pamela Haunschild

Using a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks, we will create three 11×14 paintings: a night sky painting like the image in the pdf below and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. Because we will be working on Claybord and Aquabord, you will see how these surfaces allow for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. Finally, all you need to bring are your brushes…the materials fee covers everything else.

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