Self-Portraiture Using Watercolor and Oil Pastels
Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell
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. No experience necessary- all levels welcome!
Materials provided at this workshop include:
- Watercolor Paper
- Drawing Paper
- Flat Paint Brush
- 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 in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.
Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701