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Carol Dalton: Working Small


Date: October 19, 2019 / 10:00-4:00 / doors open at 9:30

Location: Studio Space #29, 940 Tyler St, Benicia, CA 94510

Small collage & mixed media: A one day workshop with Carol Dalton
I am excited to share my experiences "working small" in a one-day workshop. Over the years I have been asked many times if I would do this, so I am now obliging!
Whether working small as an end in itself, or as another tool in your toolbox to prepare for larger works, I believe working small is one of the most important and rewarding art practices.
In this workshop, we will be working on an "intimate scale"-two to six inches! We will work on many pieces during the day, focusing on preparing a "ground" and then collage and mixed media application. We will also start a notebook of small works, discuss presentation, and how to develop larger works. There will be a short critique to end the class.
Students are encouraged to bring along their own collage materials, a favorite brush or two, scissors, glue stick, watercolors, pencils and pens, and a small notebook with heavy watercolor paper. Everything else will be provided. Since we will be painting and gluing, please dress accordingly.

About the Instructor:
Carol Dalton is a painter, and also works with mixed media, collage, and printmaking. Her most current work has to do with the land and sea, and continues her basic exploration into the consequences of human involvement in our environment.
Small works play a big part of Carol's art making. Exhibiting in many juried and invitational small works shows, she also juried the "Gems" small works exhibit for Arts Benicia in 2013.
Growing up in Southern California, Carol attended the Santa Barbara Art Institute, a part of Brooks Institute, from 1971-1974 on scholarship. Carol considers herself primarily a self taught artist since she feels exploration and discovery of process paramount in the development of her art.
Dalton has been exhibiting for over twenty-five years in Bay Area galleries, including over a dozen solo exhibits, and has work included in the Crocker Art Museum, Monterey Art Museum, and corporate collections including Kaiser Permanente. Carol's artwork is also included in many private collections, locally and abroad. She is represented by Jen Tough Gallery.
Carol divides her time between working with her husband Lowell in their business Benicia Frame, and her studio in the Arsenal Art District along the Carquinez Straits in Benicia, California.

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