ABSTRACT: Mixed Media Painting and the Landscape | July 15th – 19th, 2013
ABSTRACT is a mixed media painting/2-D workshop based on and around the landscape of the surrounding Lake Tahoe. We will focus on not only the techniques and tricks behind pictorial space, but also how to incorporate the landscape in other ways. This is not your traditional landscape-painting workshop! Time will be spent sketching from what is seen, felt, and interpreted and that is where the magic happens. Merging many different viewpoints with the world of mixed media is how the abstraction process begins. We will discuss painting technique, color theory, and material manipulation in order to gain the most successful results. I promise you will come out of this workshop with a new understanding and love of the ABSTRACT.
Kat received her MFA in painting from Clemson University and her BFA from the University of Dayton. She has since traveled to Italy, taught at various Universities, most recently California State University Long Beach and Sierra Nevada College. Her work has been shown throughout the United States. Kat now lives and works in Los Angeles and loves how the city has influenced her work and process. Currently she is also working on a collaborative body of painted ceramic work with her partner. She loves the abstract, as pattern, color, material, and texture are what drive her work.