Mondays: October 7, 14, 21st 2-4pm
Beginning and continuing students are welcome to attend!
This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, and the creative possibilities of mixed media works on paper, using primarily gouache paint. Gouache is a popular water-based medium used in contemporary painting, illustration and design. Like watercolor, gouache can be challenging to those new to the medium. In this class, we will focus on the experimental aspects of painting with gouache to consider techniques used when applying gouache to mixed media drawings and paintings. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of mixed media drawing and painting with gouache to create visually stimulating compositions. Sketching and ideation will also be part of developing concepts and compositions for mixed media and gouache works.
Image credit: Dr. Michael Path
Shannon Brunette is Founder and Management Consultant of Office of Cultural Work, which support arts and cultural producers, from organizations to individuals. In addition, she co-founded The Drawing Project bringing nomadic drawing workshops to communities across the Twin Cities. Shannon is a leader in the field of arts non-profit and philanthropy with a focus on cultural work at the intersection of art and social change.
Brunette was a Jerome Foundation fellow-in-residence at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN and her work has been exhibited nationally in New York City, Washington D.C., Alaska, Minneapolis, and internationally in Berlin, Germany. Her professional work has put her in leadership roles at the Penumbra Theatre, Walker Art Center, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Blue Man Group, and Lambent Foundation as well as consultant roles at New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Soap Factory, and Northern Spark Festival.
Brunette’s art practice explores cultural exchange opportunities, from Alaska video artist-in-residence focusing on climate change to a five-week international fellowship in exchange with traditional craftspeople of Orissa, India at Rughurajpur International Arts & Crafts Exchange.
She is a 2017 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute fellow as well as a recipient of the 2017-18 MRAC Next Step Fund individual artist award. Shannon lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY from 1998 to 2014 where she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in her hometown of Saint Paul, MN.