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Alchemy of Mixed Media with Lauren Mantećon

The combination of mixing, additive and reductive as well as the chemistry of all can sometimes be daunting.

I have been a painter for over twenty years. Within that time I have incorporated a variety of materials into my art practice. Some years one technique might dominate another- but I do seem to work best when I have more than one material or texture in dialogue with another on the surfaces I choose to use.

Together in a relaxed environment we will work from the ground up with many options to play and explore with. Dry, wet, mark making- hand made gesso, joint compound, mediums, acrylic paint, oil sticks, cold wax. There is not a formula or a linear procession, but there are a few tricks and guidelines along the way to quickly enhance the development of your authentic. Discussions on the philosophical and personal relationship to your working process will all be part of the workshop interplay. Risk taking is encouraged.

Some experience suggested.

A material list will be provided. Canvas or odds and ends you may have considered using in art but never sure just how. Bring uncompleted works as well. Informal discussions and critiques will concentrate on the practical and outrageous, challenging all our pre-conceived methods of working, thus expanding the technical and aesthetic considerations that inform an art practice.

Lauren Mantecon- MFA has been a practicing visual artist and educator for over twenty years Currently living in Santa Fe, she is a former professor of art from the University of Portland, Oregon and teaches workshops on the creative process throughout the country. She is currently represented by Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH and Hilton Head, SC and Imogen Gallery in Astoria, OR.

Registration is $225 and does not include materials. Supply lists will be supplied to all enrolled prior to class start.

  • October 12 & 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Weehawken Ridgway - 1075 Sherman Street
  • $225 tution. Ages 18+

610 Arts Collective

610 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Avenue, Montrose CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman Street, Ridgway CO 81432


It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed above. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Our staff is  located at 610 Arts Collective.

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PO Box 734, Ridgway CO 81432
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