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Tiny Sketchbook Time! taught by Tara Tieso

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January 8 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am CST

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Multi-Session Class

Meets four Saturdays, January 8-29th

Come explore the magic of working tiny – both in our sketch size, and the size of our sketchbooks! 

The big benefits to scaling down? Time – tiny sketches are quick, adding creativity time into almost any day! Productivity – more tiny sketches = fuller (small) sketchbooks! Exploration – any object, theme, idea, feeling, color is sketch-able when working small! Technique – hone observational skills with attention to tiny details! Reduce creative anxiety by simplifying – rather than tackle the entire landscape, capture the bud; not the whole eye, just an eyelash; instead of the bouquet, the petal. Uniquely you – dinky drawings help reveal your artistic style! Motivation – the best sketchbook is a well-used sketchbook – small sketchbooks are portable, flexible, usable, and most important, fun!

No art experience necessary, just an openness to experimentation, discovery and delight in the beauty of all things small!

Recommended tiny supplies list:

Caran d’Ache Fancolor  Mini Watercolor Pencil 6 set

Jack Richeson Mini Watercolor set

Koi waterbrush. medium #38551 or large #38552.

Hahnemuhle D+S sketchbook #10

This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

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About the artist:

Tara L Tieso is an abstract artist who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She works in encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch.  Her work is bold, yet intimate.

Tara is Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she works with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists, and ensure that WARM is part of the lives of creative girls and women far into the future.

A grateful 2011 recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, 2012 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists for 2013, her work hangs in collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.

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