Control Freak! This one-day workshop led by Rachel Mulder offers exercises in letting go! With a focus on portraiture, students will use traditional drawing materials including charcoal, gesso and graphite to create portraits but with a mix of non-traditional tools and unexpected twists. While some drawing experience is recommended, this experiential class will be great for beginners or practicing artists ready for support in escaping the rigid confines of control. Get ready to get loosey-goosey and exploratory; this class WILL be messy, so dress appropriately in clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Masks are not required, but Rachel will be wearing hers. All materials provided.
About the instructor: Rachel Mulder lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two cats, Opal and Tomasina. She was born in rural Wisconsin and when she was small she spent a lot of time sitting in the grass staring, obsessing about animals, watching cartoons and peeling her skin off. Now she makes drawings using a variety of media that often yield printmakerly textures – residual effects from earning her BFA in Printmaking at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2007. Encouraging others (and herself) to create/exist sincerely is a parallel passion of hers that braids itself into her visual work. https://rchlmldr.com/
About the new classroom space: Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building on SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in-person class. Masks will be optional, and we ask that you do not come to class if you are feeling sick. We require vaccination to participate in this in-person class.