Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
18 Shake Rag St.
Mineral Point, WI
October 22-24, 2021 9 am-4 pm Fri-Sun
Registration Deadline: Oct 11
Note: The Shake Rag Alley website states that this workshop is sold out. We are adding more spots based on new CDC guidelines! If you can’t register online, contact SRA at (608) 987-3292 or
Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this three-day workshop! We’ll work on oil paper, wood panel, and Multimedia Artboard to create with joy and abandon. I’ll show you all the basics as well as many of my favorite techniques. You’ll explore the layering process to create richly colored and textured pieces. You’ll also create quick and daring works on paper.
We’ll use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers. We’ll explore using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting. We’ll look at composition, color, and mark-making tools, and the interactive process of painting with oil and cold wax. We’ll cover preparing your panels, including with Venetian plaster for added texture. You’ll learn ways to present your pieces on panel, Artboard, or oil paper.
We’ll play with making bold marks, adding and subtracting elements as we go. We will cultivate a lively atmosphere, using this medium where there are no mistakes. You can alter your pieces at any time. Serena will work with each participant individually as desired and provide playful prompts to get you started.
You will leave with some finished pieces and with work in progress. You’ll leave with knowledge and inspiration to keep working in this fascinating medium. Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you.