March 16 Lost & Found: The Art of Letting Go w/ Jackie Reeves

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w/ Jackie Reeves

March 16  Lost & Found: The Art of Letting Go  w/ Jackie Reeves



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Lost & Found: The Art of Letting Go

Instructor: Jackie Reeves

Day: Saturday, March 16

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $120 Members |$150 Non-members (price includes some materials)


Loosen up and stretch your creative muscles! The goal of this workshop is to explore a variety of mark-making techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you. Playfully experiment with drawing marks, painting spills, drips, drags, imprints (etc), and collage. The idea is to let go of control, get out of your own way and push your limits, allowing the materials to take the lead as you aim to develop a small series of artworks. With step by step guidance from Jackie, you will develop your skills with design and composition as you begin editing and composing images through a process using mixed media collage.

Slide show presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will be given to demonstrate how cutting, ripping, masking, glazing, and layering paint will add intrigue to your images.

All levels welcome

Materials list:

  • Paint brushes of varying sizes, water jar
  • Scissors
  • erasers
  •  roll of blue painters’ tape, scotch tape
  • Drawing supplies from home: bring what you have. charcoals, graphite, cray pas…etc
  • Modge Podge glue (matt finish). Or any brand of glue for collage
  • A collection of collage materials from home: scraps of papers, newspaper, mesh, old letters, maps, drawings (things you don’t mind collaging into artwork). Itʼs better if itʼs more personal to you and not bought from a store so just look around the house and bring whatever you have that could be good for collage. Also look for things with texture. No glossy magazines.
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Black and white acrylic paint
  • Paper towel

“Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process, we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.”

~Bruce Mau, Artist/Designer


Artist Bio: Canadian-born, Cape Cod based artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co-founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010 she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Cape Cod and in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, Art New England, Artscope Magazine.  She is the 2016 recipient of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Fellowship award for Visual Arts. A resident of the United States since 1995, Reeves currently lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

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Member, Non member