Mary Beth Downs says, "I have the ability to teach art to students who think they are 'unteachable.' My students, over the last twenty-six years, have advanced from stick figure drawings to having their work accepted in national shows. Some have been motivated to go back for their degree in art. My energy for continued education and creativity is contagious."
In her workshop, "Learning to Play," Mary Beth will use masa paper to focus students on a loose way of applying watercolors, working with an abstract base. Masa paper is a Japanese rice paper which, when wrinkled, holds the pigment, thus creating a fractured light and batik effect without the mess of wax.
There will be demonstrations to guide students in this new approach, and Mary Beth will be providing some of the supplies used for this workshop. This workshop is perfect for all levels.
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Pictures are representational.