Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Winter 2022 Classes and Workshops  

Drawing Is Everything: 6 weeks of abstract drawing

Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 2022
4-5:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom  FULL

Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 , 16, 2022
4-5:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom  FULL


Workshop Description:

Drawing Is Everything
is an abstract drawing class, which includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists and sharing of student work in class.

We’ll be working with the ingredients artists use to make art as well as the design principles that help us determine what good art is. Drawing Is Everything is the name of a recent book about the abstract drawing collection at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas--the first museum space in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary drawing.

Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Drawing Is Everything includes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$350. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Surface History: Layered Abstract Painting, February 26, 27, 2022, on Zoom  FULL, waitlist available

9am-noon and 1:00-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Zoom 

Surface History is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

Workshop Description:

Collage drawings, prints, painted paper and an assortment of plain papers to create a variety of ground layers and create abstract structure. The addition of paint (house paint, oil and cold wax, oil pigment sticks or acrylic paint) and mark making materials (art graf, colored pencils, etc.) enhances the surface and reinforces compositional ideas. This is a unique opportunity to work with materials in a new, interactive way, with the potential to send your painting practice in exciting directions and increase your knowledge of what is possible. Artists will work on Strathmore Heavyweight Mixed Media paper and/or wood boards (flat or cradled), to add and subtract a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. This workshop is limited to eight students.

Workshop includes:

*Zoom instruction and demonstrations
*Slide shows and discussion of mixed media artwork from established artists
*Access to Surface History Resource Page on padlet.com--images, videos, links,    materials, ideas and inspiration
*Access to Surface History Materials Page
*Access to Surface History class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*instructor availability for questions during all workshop hours
*Zoom video recordings

Materials list available upon registration  $350.
Contact Sara for information, registration. 

Winter/Spring In Person Workshops
With a great deal of hope and enthusiasm, I'm re-entering the world of in person workshops with these special offerings for 2022.

Drawing Is Everything (In Real Life!)
March 25,26,27

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

This class will be a variation on my abstract drawing Zoom class including combining drawing with collage and trace monotype drawing.

Here's a link to a description, images and registration:

Mendocino Art Center Abstract Drawing with Sara Post

Surface History for Abstract Painters in Oil Mixed Media
May 20, 21, 22 
The Encaustic Center
Richardson, TX
Collage and drawing based mixed media painting for oil and cold wax painters. Details coming soon!

Drawing Is Everything
July 14, 15, 16, 17
Santa Fe Artist Get Away, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Four full days of abstract drawing experiments in beautiful Santa Fe.

Click here for details
: Santa Fe Artist Get Away














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Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Winter 2022 Classes and Workshops  

Drawing Is Everything: 6 weeks of abstract drawing

Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 2022
4-5:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom  FULL

Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 , 16, 2022
4-5:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom  FULL



Workshop Description:

Drawing Is Everything
is an abstract drawing class, which includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists and sharing of student work in class.

We’ll be working with the ingredients artists use to make art as well as the design principles that help us determine what good art is. Drawing Is Everything is the name of a recent book about the abstract drawing collection at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas--the first museum space in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary drawing.

Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Drawing Is Everything includes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$350. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Surface History: Layered Abstract Painting, February 26, 27, 2022, on Zoom  FULL, waitlist available

9am-noon and 1:00-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Zoom 

Surface History is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

Workshop Description:

Collage drawings, prints, painted paper and an assortment of plain papers to create a variety of ground layers and create abstract structure. The addition of paint (house paint, oil and cold wax, oil pigment sticks or acrylic paint) and mark making materials (art graf, colored pencils, etc.) enhances the surface and reinforces compositional ideas. This is a unique opportunity to work with materials in a new, interactive way, with the potential to send your painting practice in exciting directions and increase your knowledge of what is possible. Artists will work on Strathmore Heavyweight Mixed Media paper and/or wood boards (flat or cradled), to add and subtract a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. This workshop is limited to eight students.

Workshop includes:

*Zoom instruction and demonstrations
*Slide shows and discussion of mixed media artwork from established artists
*Access to Surface History Resource Page on padlet.com--images, videos, links,    materials, ideas and inspiration
*Access to Surface History Materials Page
*Access to Surface History class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*instructor availability for questions during all workshop hours
*Zoom video recordings

Materials list available upon registration  $350.
Contact Sara for information, registration. 

Winter/Spring In Person Workshops
With a great deal of hope and enthusiasm, I'm re-entering the world of in person workshops with these special offerings for 2022.

Drawing Is Everything (In Real Life!)
March 25,26,27

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

This class will be a variation on my abstract drawing Zoom class including combining drawing with collage and trace monotype drawing.

Here's a link to a description, images and registration:

Mendocino Art Center Abstract Drawing with Sara Post

Surface History for Abstract Painters in Oil Mixed Media
May 20, 21, 22 
The Encaustic Center
Richardson, TX
Collage and drawing based mixed media painting for oil and cold wax painters. Details coming soon!

Drawing Is Everything
July 14, 15, 16, 17
Santa Fe Artist Get Away, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Four full days of abstract drawing experiments in beautiful Santa Fe.

Click here for details
: Santa Fe Artist Get Away














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