Introducing a structured and relaxed approach to art with techniques to encourage students to push through to a deeper level of personal expression.

Friday, September 18

1-5.30 pm  Afternoon session with Chrystal Hardt and Jacqui Mehring

Introductions and warm up exercises where we will create a personal vocabulary of drawing and mark making in preparation for this weekend’s projects

3-3.30 break

6-7 pm Dinner

7.00 pm Social gathering

Saturday, September 19

8-9am Breakfast

9 am Morning session with Chrystal Hardt

Relax into painting! Chrystal will discuss and demonstrate techniques that will help you approach painting in a relaxed and productive way.

Paint without boundaries!

12-1pm Lunch

1pm Afternoon session with Jacqui Mehring

Jacqui will review and demonstrate how to introduce  fundamental art elements into your collage “painting” by ripping, tearing , gluing and painting using brushes, fingers, and baby wipes.

collage example


3-3.30pm break

5pm Group show and tell

6-7 pm Dinner

7pm Open studio

Sunday, September 20

8-9am Breakfast

9am Morning session with Jacqui Mehring

Jacqui will review and discuss the different composition designs for painting and collage and we will explore this in paining, drawing or collage or all three!

12-1pm Lunch

1pm. Afternoon session with Chrystal Hardt

Building on the composition exploration from this morning, Chrystal will demonstrate how to use “movable” compositional elements.

3-3.30 pm break

5pm Group show and tell.

6-7 pm Dinner

7pm Wrap up.

Monday, September 21

8-9am Breakfast and farewells.

Workshop Materials List

For Painting : Acrylic paints , paint brushes, sketch pads, canvas (different sizes) containers for water, roll of paper towels, Apron, table easel or standing easel, acrylic medium, acrylic glaze

For drawing: Pencils, markers, crayons, chalks, pencil sharpener, pens

For collage: Magazines, glue sticks, fabric pieces, threads, wrapping paper, silver paper, old books, baby wipes

*There will be lots of collage materials available

Show and Tell These critique sessions are designed for constructive feedback in a positive and supportive environment.

Any last minute questions or concerns? Call Jacqui at 336-269-2532 or Chrystal at 336-599-8587