Previous students rave about Scott Burnett’s commitment to creating a “safe place & affirming community,” with “lots of creative, expressive energy.”
Making art on a wood surface is a great way to jump into a visual conversation that’s already underway!
Wood grain infers kinetic flow and traces shapes, both obvious and implied. Textures vary across the surface, drawing out different responses from our paints, inks, graphites, and other art media. We’ll let the grain inform and inspire our creative responses, seeing where it leads us and what discoveries we can make along the way.
This class is appropriate for beginners, and will also be relevant to experienced artists that want to exercise their “beginner mind”. Ages 14+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Class begins each day with direction and encouragement from the instructor. Sketchbook-journaling is integral to the process, so be sure to have some blank pages on hand. Conversation is key to our experience, so we will leverage technology in order to foster our interactions “around the table”. We will experiment and discover, with the goal of gaining an increased sense of our own, unique creative voices.
If you wish to create something especially ambitious, expect to spend extra time working outside of class.
When is class time?
Classes will be offered Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 2020 via Zoom from 9:45am-12:45pm (Pacific Time) for live discussion. Students may be instructed to work on their own for periods of that time, and then return to the group for discussion. The instructor will be available outside of class during the afternoons in a way that is most convenient, case by case.
What can I expect to create?
Most participants can expect to create one finished painting (18×18”) and multiple experimental surfaces.
What do I need for class?
- a sketchbook or journal — or even just blank pages… something for capturing thoughts and processing ideas.
- 18″x18″ birch cradleboard
- Non-precious surface(s) for experimenting, such as plywood scraps
- Acrylic Paint (at least three colors)
- Paintbrush and/or palette knife
- *InkTense* and/or watercolor pencil
- Acrylic medium(s) such as clear gel, glazing liquid, etc
- Palette or palette paper
- Container with lid (for keeping unused paint supple overnight)
- Container for water
- Rag and/or paper towels
If helpful, a shopping cart has been partially filled for you.
Acrylic paint is water-soluble; nonetheless, some of the pigments are quite “staining” so think about protecting your work area (if your art surface is your heirloom dining room table, be sure to cover it with craft paper!). Also, wear clothing that you’re OK with becoming an “art project” in itself.
*If you are ordering supplies online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit. Choosing this option means you do not owe anything else.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
August 2-8, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets, Monday through Friday, from 9:45am – 12:45pm Pacific Time.
Date(s) - Aug 2, 2020 until Aug 8 2020