When: Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, 9am – 3pm
What: This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced artists (working in any art medium) and is definitely unlike most traditional art workshops! Rather than having the goal of a completed work of art, the emphasis will be on individual development, experimentation, problem-solving and the examination of expressive elements.
Students will be expected to develop, in discussion with the instructor, an individual challenge(s) that will push their current talent, skill and experience to a new level. They will also develop a plan(s) to meet those challenges.
Challenges can be in the areas of, but not limited to, composition/design, expression, experimentation, unity, color or emphasis. They may also include the use of art materials if the use of those chosen materials push the student beyond his/her comfort level.
The goal is artistic growth and individual exploration with students working in the media of their choice.
Cost: $99 per person
Register: Call the Valley Art Center at 509-758-8331
Instructor Biography: Larry Ferguson is a native of the Northwest. Born at his grandmother’s place near Colton, WA, he grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and is a graduate of Lewiston High School. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Idaho, and his MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. He painted in oil for several years, stopping only when he developed an allergy to the solvent. He continues to do charcoal and pastel portraits, but his first love has always been watercolor. Larry taught art at Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota, for 6 years, and at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, for four years, before moving to Clarkston, Washington in 1978. He continues to teach art history and various art courses through the Valley Art Center and Walla Walla Community College. His work is in public and private collections in 18 states.