Still Young at Art

STILL YOUNG AT ART--art classes for adults, had its inaugural run at our 2017 festival. The images below, show the four artists featured teaching three different classes. The response from the adult student participants was overwhelmingly positive. Look for updates in May or June for the new list of classes or the 2018 Festival of Arts.

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Sessions 1 & 2

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (10:00-12:30) & (1:30-4:00)

Watercolor and Encaustic Techniques

Students will learn some Chinese brush painting and watercolor techniques.  Students will be able to layer transparent encaustic onto the watercolor and print on top of the transparent layer using stencils and/or incise lines into the transparent wax to “float” a linear drawing or pattern above the watercolor painting.

Session 3

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (10:00-12:00)

Wisconsin Pastel Landscapes

Landscapes seem to be the ideal subject for pastel work. This workshop will begin with composition and take you through basic steps to create a Wisconsin Landscape. It will include perspective, interpreting the natural effects of light and textures, and how to use the rich colors of pastels.

Session 4

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (1:00-4:00)

Textile Surface Design on a Silk Scarf

This class is a hands-on workshop to print a scarf pre dyed by the instructor. With textile paints and stamps and stencils, sponges and brushes, each technique will be demonstrated and applied. Dye discharge (removal of dye in patterned areas) may also be used. These methods can easily be used at home to design fabric for quilts or unique clothing. No experience necessary and you will take a scarf home ready to heat set the colors with an iron, wash and wear. If you have stamps or stencils you would like to use please bring them along.

Artist: Diana Budde

MFA in Painting, University of Cincinnati, has taught painting since 1999 at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, has an undergraduate degree in Art Education and was awarded the Lucia Mysch Award over all studios in painting at Ball State University when an undergraduate.  Awarded Best Graduate Student Teacher at the University of Cincinnati.  Has taught every level including higher education at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and K-12 and community art education classes in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Has exhibited in National Juried shows across the United States.

Artist: Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was an art educator with the Wausau School District for 35 years. She is a volunteer at the Woodson Art Museum and has worked with the Center for the Visual Arts as a board member, committee member, and volunteer. Her work has been featured in juried, invitational, and solo shows. Mary's art is a reflection of her experiences as her roles and emotions continue to change throughout life.  She enjoys using varying media and styles.

Artist: Krista Botsford

A retired physician's assistant, Krista balanced her medical life by cultivating her many artistic interests. Her weavings and pottery work have been on display in boutiques in the Wausau area. She has her own artist studio, a log cabin dismantled and reassembled on her property, where painting and now textile printing are her latest artistic adventures. Since retirement, Krista journeys with her husband to Mexico a few months out of the year where she takes advantage of learning from the local artisans. Krista was tie dyeing and batiking before they became popular in the 60's. She loves applying tools, designs and techniques that crossover for use in many materials.

Artist: Lor Lao

BFA in Painting, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, attended UWMC. Was awarded the best BFA exhibit at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Has taught at Wine and Canvas and has exhibited and sold his work in art festivals in Wisconsin and Minnesota.