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Allow your hand and imagination free play as you work with ink and watercolor on paper to create abstract paintings.
Saturday, October 23, 2021. 10am–4pm with 1/2 hour lunch break
$90 $74 OHCA members includes
$10 for some material that will be mailed to you in advance of class.
Please download materials list here.
Deadline to register is Oct 18.
Beginning with meditation and centering ourselves, we will get our whole body involved as we work from the heart to paint the ensō (the Zen practice of drawing a circle). Our guiding themes will be wabi sabi — appreciating the beauty of imperfection, empty space — allowing the painting to breathe and qi — the living energy of the painting.
From the West, we will work with line, color, shape, movement, rhythm and other elements and principles of design. Here, our guiding themes will be value and contrast. The conversation with our pages will be “What is already happening, and what do I do next?”
Embrace the unknown as we explore abstract painting from both Eastern and Western perspectives to create several finished paintings. No art experience is needed.
Sherrie Lovler has been teaching calligraphy and related arts for several decades. She is well known in the western calligraphy world, having taught at international calligraphy conferences, Ghost Ranch, Friends of Calligraphy in San Francisco, Society of Scribes in New York City, as well as accredited classes at Northern Arizona University. She is a professional calligrapher, dividing her time between selling original calligraphy prints on her website desiderata.com and her art and poetry, seen at artandpoetry.com. She is the author, illustrator and designer of On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, which won a gold medal for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publishers Book Awards, 2016. Sherrie exhibits her work regularly and loves teaching and inspiring her students to take creative leaps.