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October 13, 2021 6:00–7:30 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Painting

Self-Portraiture Using Watercolor and Oil Pastels

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

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.d

Materials provided at this workshop include:

  • 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 in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).