Thursday, November 3, 2016

Creativity & Design in Mixed Water Media

Ruth Armitage, NWS Presents: Creativity & Design in Mixed Water Media

November 18, 19 & 20, 2016: Oregon Society of Artists,
 9:30 - 3:30 each day


$195.00 for three days  

How do artists move between realism and abstraction? Using subject matter to create art that is expressive and creative doesn’t mean giving up realism altogether. There is a wide spectrum between realism and non-objective work. Where are you most comfortable? Maybe you’re ready to push yourself to the next level with your painting.

Join Ruth Armitage for an in-depth exploration of design and creativity in painting. Refine your visual language and experiment with simple exercises for unleashing creative potential. Discover ways to generate new ideas, and where to start on your journey to painting with stronger design.

You’ll learn how to translate your ideas using both the elements & principles of design and improve your ‘mental game’ in art-making. Using your choice of media, we will explore shape, line, color and texture to craft vibrant paintings that stir the emotions.

Meet Ruth Armitage:

Ruth Armitage  is a signature member of the  National Watercolor Society , Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, California Watercolor Association and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The Watercolor Society of Oregon has awarded her its Outstanding Service Award. She is currently planning a large joint exhibition between the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the National Watercolor Society’s 95th Annual Exhibition.

Inclusion in numerous national publications and exhibitions has led to wide-spread recognition for Ruth. You may have seen her work profiled on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Art Beat.” Most recently Acrylic Artist Magazine ran a 10-page feature article in their Spring 2016 issue.

You can find Ruth’s work in Portland at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, and at Mary Lou Zeek gallery in Salem, Oregon. She is a gifted  instructor and has juried several local and state exhibitions. She enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom and watching lightbulbs come on in her students’ eyes. 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

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