Workshop: From Marbled Paper to Finished Painting

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Saturday, September 07, 2013  10:00 AMEnds:Saturday, September 07, 2013  2:00 PM

Call the Newport Visual Arts Center at 541-265-6540 for fee and materials info.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

Liz Walker has a bachelor’s degree in art from Trinity University and five years of instruction from the DeCordova Museum School. Walker will teach a watermedia workshop, “From Marbled Paper to Finished Painting” on Saturday, September 7, from 10am to 2pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center. 

Walker will teach students how to glaze and layer over pre-marbled papers. Marbled papers will be provided.

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on a viscous solution known as “size,” and combed with a stylus or rake before being carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or canvas.

Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype. Not content to marble solely on paper and canvas surfaces, these painters have also marbled baskets, wooden boxes, and dried gourds and other objects — some of which are included in this exhibit.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. 

The Runyan Gallery is located at 777 NW Beach Drive. For more information about the exhibit or the workshop call 541-265-6569.

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