October 11 – 12, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This 2 day workshop focuses on innovative drawing techniques that will make you think about drawing in a whole new way. This is a fun, fast paced class for all levels. Most of the class will be in black and white.
18 x 24” Rough Newsprint Pad
18×24” pad 60 or 65lb smooth, white drawing paper (no texture)
1 package of General’s Jumbo Compressed Charcoal (comes 3 in a package with 2B, 4B, 6B)
kneaded eraser and hard plastic eraser
xacto knife and blades
flat razor blade
textured materials like doilies, stencils, netting, etc. that can be rubbed
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge
assortment of 3-6 brushes of different sizes, shapes, etc.
1 or more rubber printmaking brayers from 2”-5”
non traditional mark making tools: (think anything that could make marks in CLAY—that’s the kind of mark making tool we’re looking for.
portable standing easel that is sturdy
Dawn grew up in the harbor town of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
After graduating from Brown University with a BA in English/Minor
in Art in 1977, she began a career in graphic design and illustration. She became a book designer and art director for an educational publisher in the Boston area, until leaving to head west with her young family and husband in 1985. It was in Salt Lake City she discovered a passion for teaching art to children, and she continued teaching in the public schools as an artist in residence after moving to Central Oregon in 1991. It was in 1992 that she discovered the medium of pastel, and began taking workshops with well known pastel artists Sheila Reiman, Harley Brown, Albert Handell and others. By 1997 she was winning major awards for her pastel work, writing articles for various art publications, and teaching her own workshops. Dawn has spent the past 26 years creating art, teaching, and experimenting in her Central Oregon studio to push the boundaries of the pastel medium. In 2008 Dawn was introduced to printmaking by mentor Pat Clark. Printmaking led to new and exciting directions for dawn’s art expression and inspired the writing of a book titled “Pastel Innovations” in 2017 by NorthLight Publishers. Three new dvds were also produced by NorthLight, making a total of 6 instructional dvds now available. Dawn’s work has been exhibited in many national exhibits, and is available through the Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, OR. Dawn is a sought after as an art judge, workshop instructor, and inspiring demonstrator. Her passion is to help people find their own voice with art and her personal goal is to continue to grow as an artist as long as she lives