James Edward Scherbarth
Based upon his successful program Process – Purpose – Passion James Edward Scherbarth (Jim) will introduce you to his holistic approach for creating personal and authentic abstract art. With a process based upon layering and colour interactions we will use cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements to create rich textures, resonant color fields and to identify and develop our personal 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. Once comfortable with the basic techniques (process) 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, presentations and printed resources add to the experience, raising your awareness & appreciation for the content and meaning within good abstract art. Described as inspiring and life-changing, this workshop will enliven your art practice and help you unleash your creative voice! This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility & happenstance of a group environment! All levels of experience with oils & cold wax are welcome – Jim will work with each artist at their level and need. The focus of the workshop is on the process itself more than achieving a “finished” painting; we look into the possibilities of that process and how it can be incorporated in your individual artistic practice.