Class Dates: Oct. 16-19 OR Oct. 23-26, 2014
Class Time: Thurs-Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Private Studio 2925 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
Fee: $980 per person; includes materials fees
This workshop is an introductory Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) class. Artist Judith Kruger will teach students how to make pigment from organic and inorganic matter, like cured shells, semi-precious minerals, exotic soils, pine soot, indigo and silica. Metallic leafing and oxidation techniques will be covered. Emphasis will be on the creation of multi-layered paintings, stemming from ancient practice, that embody the power to nurture the spirit.
You can continue to paint and work on your work with my guidance and our materials if you opt to register for both weekends. All students taking both weekends will receive a reduced: $1,400 workshop fee and $250.00 materials costs
About the Instructor: Judith Kruger earned her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is recognized internationally for her research and advocacy for historic, natural painting materials and ecological processes. She is represented in Connecticut by Morrison Gallery and in Phoenix by Bentley Gallery. Her work is held in private, public and corporate collections, some of which include Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, SCAD, Hong Kong, and Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh. Judith Kruger resides in Northwest Connecticut. Her studio is located in an old hosiery mill, 125 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Her work can be seen at judithkruger.com.
Attendance/Cancellation Policy: Seating is limited, so in order to secure your spot, payment is required upon registration. Refunds not available.