Imaginative Landscapes

Sarah Bixler received a Drawing and Painting BFA from the University of Washington in 2011. She teaches drawing and painting classes at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island and at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. She enjoys early mornings and simplifying everyday objects into geometric shapes.
12:30-4:30 P.M.
Grades 8-12
Gage Georgetown
This quarter’s skillset is focused on imaginative landscapes! Each week will include a lesson in the foundational skills needed to create compelling landscape paintings from photographs and found or collected images. How do lighting, perspective, shape-language and mark making all work together to create an image? We will examine the choices made by artists who work with similar material; master copies will help students learn from artists of the past. In later weeks students will be encouraged to bring in examples of their favorite artists and works of art to serve as mentors as they develop their own voice. Materials include gouache, graphite and mixed media.