Painting Workshop with Emily Gherard


Emily Gherard

July 27 through July 31, 2015


Emily received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and her MFA from the University of Washington (2004).  She was represented by the Francine Seders Gallery and Blindfold Gallery.  Emily has received PONCHO Special Recognition Award (2006) and  GAP Grant (2014). She has taught extensively in the Puget Sound region including North Seattle College, Everett Community College, Bellevue College and Western Washington University.

Oil paint is a versatile and malleable medium. Expand your use of this traditional material and develop a personalized process for your unique studio practice. Students will learn how to make oil paints from scratch, experiment with different techniques and develop their own personal use of color. Build a three dimensional construction with your own choice of materials. Draw, paint and/or collage your way into exploring the modes of abstraction through observational painting. Enjoy a supportive learning environment with individualized instruction.




If you would like to learn more about Emily Gherard, the artist, check out The Makers Podcast:  Episode 5, part 1 and Episode 7, part 2.


Registration and deposit required.  Early registration is encouraged. Contact


Guest Artist Lectures Series

Amanda Knowles:

Robert Hardgrave:

The lectures are also open to the public, $10 per evening or $25 for three.  Free for workshop participants.
Lectures will be held at Susan Christian’s Salon Refu Project Space in Olympia.

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