Harnessing the Magic of Nature
with instructor Toni Gentilli
For adults only and individuals with some experience creating 2D artwork.
Workshop fee: $30 Members / $40 Non-Members
Learn to identify, gather, process and use a variety of natural materials suitable for making pigments to be used in watercolors, illustration, and mixed media works. This workshop will also present a number of techniques for collaborating with the elements and chance transformations introduced by various natural processes (e.g., allowing your work to be shaped by the wind or water, charred with fire or faded by the sun). Please wear suitable clothing to work outside, including sturdy shoes – we will be spending the afternoon in beautiful Live Oak Pak.
Toni Gentilli is a visual artist, curator, and archaeologist whose research-based work incorporates historic and experimental photographic processes with printmaking, illustration, sculpture, and installation. Toni has an MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MA in Museum Studies from Arizona State University, and a BA with double majors in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has exhibited her work nationally, taught at institutions throughout the Bay Area for the past six years, and received a 2016 Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant in support of her curatorial projects at the Compound Studio Artist Gallery in Oakland.