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Meditative Geometric Art: Ovals, Knots and Repeat Patterns taught by Jinjer Markley

Multi-Session Class

Meets every other Monday: April 26, May 10 and 24 from 4-5pm CT
$48

Ovals, Knots and Repeated Patterns

Give yourself a little dose of creative joy and meditative focus with this Geometric Art class. 

Each class will include hints on where to look for inspiration, technical advice on how to use tools to create precise designs, and a packet of design templates if you’d rather just trace and color. When math is necessary, you will get resources that do the math for you, if you prefer.  Additionally, in each class, you’ll learn an easy meditative doodle to help you calm and center yourself any time, anywhere. Since we’ll be working in watercolor, you’ll also get tips for successfully working with watercolor paint. 

“I’m beginning to blend the two series that I’m taking with this same teacher, but between them, I have had so many gestalt-like experiences in her classes. I’m not even slightly meditative naturally, but during this time, I came to see that the stress produced by being picky about your work can be turned around to a serenity produced by strong focus on the details of your work. So many times since starting these series I have just taken the breath and then produced the line that I want. I still have no talent, but that is no longer a barricade to enjoying the process of putting paint to paper. Seriously, thank you for this class.” – student testimonial

April 26: Ovals 

In this class, we will learn a satisfying hands-on method for drawing perfect ovals in a custom size, and use them to create a beautiful frame. We’ll also work on brush skills for drawing and lettering.

Supplies: 

2 pushpins

Cardboard or corkboard for pushing pins into

Sturdy, non-stretchy, heavy thread, such as embroidery thread. Do not substitute yarn.

Pencil

Ruler

Watercolor paper

Small round watercolor brush–size 3-5

Watercolor of any kind

Exacto knife, or similar, plus a suitable cutting surface.

May 10: Knots

In this class, we will unravel the mysteries of knots, from Celtic knots to Chinese knots to knot theory. Learn a simple process for painting beautiful knots that pop off the page, and design your own unique knots.

Supplies:

A very sharp pencil

Ruler

Watercolor paper

Watercolor Brush of your choice

Watercolor of any kind

Exacto knife, or similar, plus a suitable cutting surface.

May 24: Repeat patterns

In this class, we will play with creating tessellating tiles, then learn how to create a repeat pattern with watercolor. We’ll also learn how to get our designs printed on fabric, wrapping paper or wallpaper. 

Supplies:

A very sharp pencil

Ruler

At least one 7” x7” square of Watercolor paper, preferably very heavy paper 300lb or more, plus more for playing.

letter size scratch paper,

Artists’ masking tape

Watercolor Brush of your choice

Watercolor of any kind

Exacto knife, or similar, plus a suitable cutting surface.

If you want to get your design printed, you will need to use a scanner and very basic image edit software after class.

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Meditative Geometric Watercolor 2
$ 48.00
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