Mark Arts

Artisan Academy Workshops

Artisan Academy Workshops are geared towards helping students advance their abilities in a short period of time. Typically one to three days long, these workshops are best for intermediate and advanced students, unless otherwise listed. Workshops are offered in most mediums taught at Mark Arts and are added on a quarterly basis. If you are a student with a request for a workshop or an artists looking to pass on your unique techniques, please contact the Education Department about planning a workshop.


JUNE 26 & 27, 2020

Join award-winning artist Roberta Dyer of San Diego for a two-day workshop in celebration of abstraction.

On the first day, Roberta will present students with a variety of materials for mark making and exercises encouraging material experimentation and exploration. Students will move into a finished piece by editing, designing, considering concept and using collage and painting to find a resolution.

On the second day, students will move towards abstraction by working with a live figure model to generate sketches and form. Students will “activate” a larger surface using marks, collage, painting and use an expressive drawing to create an abstract or abstract figurative work. Throughout the two-day session, Roberta will demo utilizing various tools and expressive drawing to loosen up through intuitive drawing exercises and provide feedback to students.

Dates: June 26 & 27

Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Workshop Price

Materials provided. Please bring your own surfaces.