Expand your boundaries in the beauty of nature in this abstraction workshop covering non-traditional painting, drawing, and mixed-media methods interwoven with mindfulness. You will explore materials and techniques that evoke the essence of the natural environment through creative exercises and projects led by instructor Katrina Slade.
Activities include mindful walks and investigating the elements and principles of art that are everywhere around us in the natural world. Mixed media projects include mark-making using unorthodox tools, printing with plants, and painted paper collages.
This workshop is for those artists who wish to feel more grounded, creative, and connected with nature in their artwork.
About the Instructor: Katrina Slade is a third-generation interdisciplinary visual artist with a lifelong passion for creativity. Her work is often inspired by a personal response to her environment, typically emphasizing uplifting and positive messages. Katrina’s primary medium is acrylic painting, and sometimes creates sculptural or installation work.
Katrina earned a BFA specializing in painting and drawing, followed by an MA in 2011 in her home state of Oregon. World travel has been instrumental in her artistic growth. After spending the decade of her twenties traveling and working overseas, she immigrated to Canada in 2018.
Katrina has enjoyed several solo exhibitions, as well as participated in multiple two-person and group shows in Europe and North America. Her work has been published in books, magazines, and is in private collections in various countries around the world. She currently lives and works in Fredericton, NB.