FORMS WORKSHOP - BISHOP
Welcome to Forms — a collaborative workshop between artist and place.
Created by Jaclyn Souza & Bri Bol, Forms is designed to share the work of artists and foster community in rad places. Our next workshop will be in Bishop, California during the weekend of March 22nd-24th with guest artist Rhiannon Klee!!
Weekend Event Schedule
6:00PM-8:00PM | WELCOME - Let’s meet up and get to know each other over a group dinner and drink. Location: Mountain Rambler Brewery
9:00 AM-1:00 PM | PLEIN AIR PAINTING - We will take a short nearby hike and spend the morning learning more about Rhiannon and her process as we dive into an immersive plein air watercolor painting session.
1:00 PM-3:00 PM | FREE TIME - Take a moment to grab lunch, relax for a bit and then gather your gear.
3:00 PM-6:00 PM | BOULDERING - We will get out together and boulder at a predetermined spot based on weather. If you’re not a climber, don’t fret! Feel free to try something new or just come hang and support your new friends in a beautiful spot. This is also a great opportunity to bring your paints and continue working on your painting.
6:30 PM-9:00 PM | GROUP DINNER - Let’s continue the hangs and share a delicious meal together. We will regroup for a catered dinner by a local private chef!
9:00am-12:00pm HAND BUILDING WORKSHOP- Spend the morning learning more about Jaclyn, her craft and process, then dive into handbuilding your very own vessel.
STAY FOR HANGS OR HEAD OUT after the conclusion of the hand-building workshop.
This workshop INCLUDES:
- A Saturday morning hike to plein air painting workshop
- A Saturday afternoon bouldering session together (This is *not* guided - neither Jaclyn or Rhiannon are qualified to guide but are happy to offer stoke and encouragement. You will be bouldering at your own skill level and at your own risk)
- A Saturday evening catered meal by the local private chef - Sierra Suppers
- Sunday morning Pottery Workshop with refreshments
- A rad time!
This workshop DOES NOT include:
- Friday night meal
- Guiding or climbing equipment*
- Painting supplies**
**see workshop descriptions below + information for equipment and painting supplies**
Watercolor painting is the perfect medium to explore creativity in the outdoors. It’s portable, and Its fluid nature allows for intuitive process and expressive renditions. In this workshop, Rhiannon will guide participants on how to connect with the landscape and allow that to inform their paintings. The workshop will take place outdoors: a moderate hike into a wilderness setting with gorgeous vistas to draw inspiration from. There will be some basic technique instruction, but this workshop is more about being playful and painting from the heart. While some prior watercolor experience is a good foundation for this course, it is not necessary.
If you already have a watercolor practice, I encourage you to use whatever materials you are comfortable with. If you don’t already have materials, you can purchase a painting kit for $60 or gather your own materials. Here are the basics I would recommend:
- Portable watercolor paint box (something like this)
- Watercolor pad of your choice (a size you can fit in your backpack). I prefer to work in the 5” x 7” size, but it’s completely up to you!
- 2 - 3 Brushes of your choice. I like working with size 6 and 10 round brushes, but you’re free to work with what you’re comfortable with.
- 2 cups/water containers. You will fill the containers from your water bottle, so bring a Nalgene or something to fill the containers with.
For the Plein Air workshop, the option to purchase a painting kit is available. It costs $60 and includes the materials listed above, excluding the water bottle/nalgene.
Hand building is the earliest forming method in ceramics. This technique involves creating forms without the use of a pottery wheel. In this workshop you will create a beautiful piece with just your two hands, a slab of clay, and a few simple tools! At the end of the workshop you will be able to pick out your preferred glaze color(s) from a collection of samples. Jaclyn will handle the glazing and firing, and will ship your art to you approx 4 weeks after the workshop.