Big Fat Art Weekend


September 23 - 25

Port Townsend School of the Arts - Port Townsend, WA


October 20 - 22

Helen Day Art Center - Stowe, VT

Big Fat Art is a state of mind rather than a specific kind of art.  It is all about loosening up and getting past the thinking/evaluating zone and into the creative spontaneous one, where you can be freely expressive.  Ditch the inhibitions, relax, and have fun playing with paint! We start Big Fat Art on big fat drawing paper (18”x24”), with process-oriented exercises using inexpensive paints and drawing materials.  This generates loads of works-in-process, which we then use as playgrounds for layering paint, drawing, and collage, and expanding the visual vocabulary. After dozens of expressive and exploratory pieces, we move on to good paper (22”x30”), beginning the pieces in a similar spontaneous mode, but working on them longer and slowing down the process. This workshop gives you the tools to get un-stuck by focusing on process, working in multiples, and having more fun.  You can apply this playful approach to your art, whether big fat, teeny tiny, or in between.

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