Artist: Carla Bartow
Medium: Woodburning

The way that I approach wood burning is to draw my subject out first, then lay in all of my darks with wood burning, many times using hatching and similar mark-making to create larger areas of tone. I will be showing how to do this, and including finished pieces for people to see to further understand my process.

Artist: Matt Brundage
Medium: Markers

Matt Brundage is a respected illustrator, animator, sculptor and comic book artist which has seen him produce work for many of the major Western publishers including: Marvel, DC, Darkhorse Comics. He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Ren and Stimpy and the Simpsons amongst others. In addition, he works as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing and undertakes design and story boarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry and has illustrated for movies like Chasing Amy, Astroesque, and Eyes to Heaven.

Artist: René Eisenbart
Medium: Watercolor & Collage with Acrylic Finish on Wood

Collage is a contemporary and very accessible medium that can take many different forms. Combine watercolor painting and marbled, stamped or other handmade papers with found materials such as maps and the results are amazing! I’ll show a video on making citrasolv paper and introduce my process for tearing or cutting and constructing a piece, including the materials to complete a collage painting on a wood panel.

Artist: Karen Hadley
Medium: Acrylic
Product: Golden Acrylics

I’ll be exploring the use of different acrylic mediums, gels and pastes in addition to micaceous and metallic colors to create depth and dimension in acrylic painting.

Artist: Susan Kuznitsky
Medium: Pastels

I love to paint and I love to draw. Pastels offer the best of both worlds. I use the hard pastels to lay in a foundation of color and moisten them with Gamsol to create a vibrant base underpainting on sanded paper. Once this dries I can build up many beautiful layers of rich and luminous color using various brands of soft pastels.

Artist: Gary Lange
Medium: Alcohol and India Ink Markers
Product: Spectra Alcohol Markers, Higgins Ink Markers, Grumbacher Pads, Koh-I-Noor Pads

I will be demonstrating the features of the new Grumbacher and Koh-I-Noor Pads with IN AND OUT pages. These pages are removable to use away from the book and can be re-inserted back into the spiral bound book when dry or finished. This will be a hands on demonstration. See up close and try the cool new feature. I will be highlighting the new alcohol based Chartpak Spectra AD Markers and the Higgins India Ink Brush Markers.

Artist: Jeni Lee
Medium: Acrylics and Mediums

Through the use of fluid acrylic paint and acrylic mediums and grounds, I’ll be demonstrating how I use glazing and layering techniques to achieve depth, luminous color and subtle texture in my atmospheric abstract paintings.

I’ll also be showing how I use water in my work to alter and manipulate the paint, including using the rain and recycled rain water.

Artist: Cindy Lommasson
Medium: Chinese Brush Painting

I paint with sumi ink and Asian watercolor on rice paper, combining traditional Chinese brush techniques with my own modern Western interpretation. This year, I’ll demonstrate a sketching technique using charcoal, as a preparatory step to Chinese brush painting. It works especially well with animals.

Artist: Chas Martin
Medium: Mixed Media Sculpture & Watercolor

While technology invades every facet of our lives, pure visualization becomes even more important as a method for understanding our true place and purpose in the world.

The images I explore are inspired by books, dreams and by continuously questioning everything around me. Everything! I combine traditional watercolor techniques with archetypal characters and symbolic situations. These are part of an ongoing storyboard – a visualization to realization of my own mythology. It’s all a learning process. If your art isn’t teaching you something every day, you’re not pushing hard enough.

Artist: Carrie Moore
Medium: Paper Clay

Paper clay is an extension of my work carving blocks in printmaking. Using this totally different material, I create 2 & 3 dimensional forms out of a thin layer of paper clay. This clay is extremely easy to work with, light and dries quickly. With a cellulose and plastic base, it hardens on any gesso surface and can be painted with acrylic paints. Great for the beginning to advanced artists.

Artist: Nicole Poole
Medium: Hand Lettering & Calligraphy

I am an artist who enjoys mixed-media illustration and calligraphy. I will create letters using a variety of materials and tools in my kit, simple embossing and the carving of letter stamps.

Artist: Robin Seloover
Medium: Book Arts

I am a studio artist with a degree in Fibers, so all materials are available to me! I make books and teach bookbinding, amongst many other things.

I am always interested in how materials feel in the hand and how light catches them, how they can be transformed under a needle, brush or knife, and how scraps can become embellishment.

Artist: Ward Stroud
Medium: Brusho paint crystals and Finetec Watercolor

As an educator and innovator, I am teaching nationwide at the highest levels to help inspire artists and students.

Artist: Amanda Sweet
Medium: Painting with Professional Watercolors on new Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Paper 
Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colors – Paint, Mediums and Paper

Demonstration on permanence, color bias and color mixing to help you get the most out of this challenging and wonderful medium that is loved by amateurs and professionals alike.