Come join Tia Factor at Outlet for an afternoon of exploration, play and technical skill-building using the flexible, fun, and versatile media of water, paper, and paint.
This 4-hour workshop will be the perfect introduction to water media for beginners or an excellent refresher for the more seasoned painter. Starting with a hands-on exploration of materials and techniques, participants will be given time for unrestricted play, discovering the medium and its many potentials through the interaction of pigments and hues, mark-making, multi-media, transparency, opacity, scraping, lifting, masking, etc.Participants will learn the value of improvisation and chance as they integrate and build upon those processes during the second half of the workshop, in which a more developed painting will take shape. Through the course, new ways of thinking about the medium, its flexibility, fluidity and improvisational nature, will be revealed in concert with the process of generating, planning, and translating ideas into physical form.
Our workshop will be capped at 6 people.
Sliding scale of 50-65 dollars per person. Register at Eventbrite
Tia Factor received her BFA from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions from Oregon to Denmark, Chicago to Tasmania, and exhibited in such notable venues as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Richmond Art Center (CA), Oliver Art Center (CCA, Oakland), Southern Exposure (SF), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery (UT), Torrance Art Museum (CA), Swarm Gallery (CA), The Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe) and the Schneider Museum at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Factor has been featured in art magazines and on-line publications including Bear Deluxe, Stretcher, Artweek, New American Paintings, NAU NUA (Spain), art ltd., and in No Place, a catalog made possible by a RACC Professional Development Grant. She is a Senior Instructor for the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.