Indulge in artistic exploration as you learn how to transform literal representation of nature’s patterns, and landscapes into evocative, gently abstracted paintings! Investigate effective strategies for stylizing and modifying imagery that focus on simplified design possibilities and basic color concepts to empower self-expression and express your unique creativity. In this essential program you will learn tactics for creative interpretation of subject matter and negative painting concepts. Discover how to build with warm and cool light and secrets for sequencing layers to evoke a sense of mystery. Linda’s simplified color and design concepts will provide you with fresh approach to self-expression using luminous transparent and opaque acrylics on canvas, claybord and mylar sheets.
This stimulating, fun workshop offers demonstrations, prepared notes and individual painting time guided by friendly, helpful advice. You will take home a number of small studies and finished pieces. You will also acquire skills that will make you a more capable, accomplished painter.
Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary style and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting (North Light pub.) and Simplifying Design and Color for Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques and 7 instructional DVDs. Her paintings and articles have been featured in numerous instructional books and art publications including American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magic, Acrylic Artist, Palette Magazine, International Artist and Pratique des Arts. Kemp is a member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (Life), The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists. Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Linda instructs and lectures at national symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, The United States, France and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.
Linda is an enthusiastic teacher who truly cares about the sharing of knowledge with her students.
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8/29-9/1
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.