Mark Arts

Fall Artisan Academy Workshops

Experience Days Times Class Title Instructor Early Enrollment Price Late Enrollment Price Begins Ends
Any Saturday 1 – 5 p.m. Crash Course in Collage Dustin Parker $50 $70 Sept. 23 Sept. 23
Any Saturday 9:30 – 4 p.m. Sculpting Animals Craig Cambell $85 $110 Oct. 7 Oct. 7
Any Saturday 5 – 8 p.m. Matting Your Artwork Doug Billings $65 $75 Nov. 11 Nov. 11
 Intermediate to Advanced  Friday & Saturday  Fri: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Vibrant Paintings (Watercolor)  Juror Soon Y. Warren  $250  $280  Nov. 17  Nov. 18

Intermediate & Advanced Levels 

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Vibrant Paintings with Juror Soon Y. Warren

November 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and November 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enroll before Nov. 1: $250    Enroll after Nov. 1: $280

This workshop will be held on the opening weekend of the Kansas Watercolor Society Exhibition, which was juried by Soon Y. Warren.

It will consist of demonstrations, a step-by-step group exercise and individual assistance throughout the two days. Soon will provide a reference photo for the group exercise and concentrate on technique, color theory, composition and color values. Participants will learn glazing and washing techniques to create a luminous underpainting. Students also will learn the importance of color relationships and how to utilize light or dark values to capture the sparkle of glass.

All Experience Levels

Crash Course in Collage with Dustin Parker

1 Day   Ages 16 +     Studio 2

Enroll before Sept. 15 Price $50   Enroll after Sep. 15 Price $70

Saturday     1 – 5 p.m.     Sept. 23

This workshop will explore the basics of creating mixed media collage paintings using found materials and recycled paintings / drawings. The workshop will include a brief discussion about significant collage artists throughout history, a studio demonstration of various collage and painting techniques and a brief tour of the Wichita National All Media Exhibition. The remainder of the workshop will be dedicated toward creating your own mixed media collage paintings.

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Sculpting Animals with Craig Cambell

1 Day   Ages 16 +     Studio 6

Enroll before Sep. 29 Price $85   Enroll after Sep. 29 Price $110

Saturday     9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Oct. 7

This workshop will be fun from start to finish, going from concept to completion with Craig’s assistance. Students should choose an animal to sculpt and bring reference photos if possible. Craig will cover movement, character and attitude of chosen animals, proper proportions, comparative anatomy and features specific to the animal including hair, fur feathers, skin or textures. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch. Supply list is online.


Matting Your Artwork with Doug Billings

1 Day   Ages 14 +     Studio 4

Enroll before Nov. 3 Price $65   Enroll after Nov. 3 Price $75

Saturday     5 – 8 p.m.     Nov. 11

Sending your artwork out to be matted can be expensive so why not learn how to mat artwork yourself? We provide the mat board, backing board and clear plastic wrap as well as give a demonstration and hands-on assistance in matting your own artwork during this workshop. Please bring two works on paper you would like to learn how to mat.