Mark Making - Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artists, Diane Williams & Chuck Potter for a two-day workshop, “Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting”.

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.

Diane and Chuck were adjunct professors for National University and have mentored graduate students from John F Kennedy, University. They also have an extensive exhibition list.
Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.

Mark making is as distinctive as your fingerprint, adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting, or highlight movement, texture or direction. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are enhanced by your personal mark making. Feeling stuck or that something personal or dynamic is missing in your painting? This class is designed to help you develop your signature style by identifying your personal and unique marks.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by identifying your own unique style. We will be exploring a variety of techniques using water soluble pencils, Sumi ink, charcoal, sticks, scrapers, and other mark making tools. We will also use stencils, stamping, special patinas and other applications to create multi-dimensional layering effects adding depth and visual interest. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels.
Copyrighted Image© courtesy of Diane Williams

“Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting” workshop.
WHEN: June 18th – 19th, 2021 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, Ca 93442
CONTACT: Patricia Newton,

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refunds available up to 7 days before workshop

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