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September 16, 2020 5:00–6:00 pm
Online
DukeCreate Online

Self Portraiture Using Watercolor and Oil Pastels

Taught by Candy Carver

About the Workshop

In this workshop with Durham artist Candy Carver, participants will explore self portrait art and symmetry by pairing watercolors and oil pastels, creating a resist painting with many contrasting colors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to supplies required for this workshop, space is limited to the first 20 Durham-based participants to register. An email will be sent for on-campus pickup instructions the week of the event.

Materials Needed for this Workshop (provided to the first 20 registrants):

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Flat Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Water Color Paints
  • Oil Pastels

About the Instructor

Candy Carver is a North Carolina native who spent her formative years in Indiana, where she developed her abstract creativity. Her artwork is inspired by her personal journey to experience and share positive and encouraging emotions. She attributes much of her inspiration to her own love for excitement, color and beauty found in the human form.

Carver’s paintings are often filled with movement, sensual, brightly colored, heavily patterned images. They tell stories of those she interacts with as well as lessons learned within her own life. Her goal is for the viewer to be engulfed by the tangibility of strength, power, boldness and resilience of her art. She wants the viewer to leave feeling “full” of whatever they lack. Candy’s work is for those who need to feel energized and emboldened to press forward. Her work is for everyone!

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).