January 20-21-22 (FULL)
March 17-18-19 (FULL)
September 15-16-17 (FULL)
November 17-18-19 (FULL)
3 Day Workshop
Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3
select your workshop dates below to register and reserve your space
In this 3 day workshop artists are introduced to a process of building abstractions through the use of layers & colour interactions utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements. Students will explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making. Utilizing various tools and techniques we will “push the limits” of our mediums and welcome the surprises along the way deciding what works and what does not. We explore Process-Purpose-Passion in this workshop which is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility & happenstance of a group environment! The workshop focuses on the process itself – on the possibilities of that process and how it can be incorporated in your individual artistic practice. Once comfortable with the basic techniques we start to look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, working in series all within the discussion of process-purpose-passion. Technique demonstrations combined with student experimentation, group discussions and printed resources makes this a liberating experience which will enhance your appreciation for the content and meaning within abstraction. This workshop is appropriate for Level 1 (beginners) and Level 2 (artists already working in oil/wax & looking to further develop their skill). Jim will work with each artist at their pace and their experience level with the medium.
Limited to 6 Artists : Paid Registration Reserves Your Space
You will receive a confirmation and a materials list upon receipt of your registration.
Payment in Full reserves your spot in a workshop.
Payment is made via my website www.jamesedwardscherbarth.com via PayPal
If you should choose or are no longer able to partake in a workshop the following refund policy applies:
Cancellation 30 days or more prior to workshop receives a full refund
Less than 30 days (29-0) prior to workshop receives a refund less a $100.00 deposit/processing fee
An early departure from the workshop for any reason does not receive a refund
“Concise, sequential, freeing and enjoyable as a process to releasing the abstract … an offering of personal knowledge & experience plus added examples of other artists, old and current, along with the work time was so key to really understanding the full process. A truly fantastic learning and wealth of fun! Thanks. “ M.Roth
“..liked the process, the purpose and James’ passion – he took us on our journey through his journey…I personally feel like I have had a door opened for my creativity. My direction is clearer and I am so excited about my journey to come.” S.Nagle
"The whole course exceeded my expectations - a fantastic blend of inspiration, technique and a reintroduction to a love for art - great energy and an amazing experience." E. Maraghy
"Knowledgeable, experienced and generous in sharing his experience, the process and intruducing us to other artists work. Lots of information and painting time with useful handouts and constructive feedback." C. Michalicek