Expressive Explorations

Vickie Marsango, 3 days

  • Starts Jul 16
  • 650 US dollars

Service Description

This workshop is designed for students who wish to explore expressive drawing and acrylic painting with an emphasis on creative thinking. Students will discover fundamental techniques through creative exercises merged with an innovative approach to color harmony, compositional balance, and spontaneity. Students are encouraged to explore their individuality. Beneficial for anyone interested in taking risks with painting, and for artists who want to strengthen their own voice and confidence as a painter. All levels welcome. Lunch & refreshments included in registration. Vickie Marsango Vickie Marsango is a contemporary abstract artist and instructor at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She offers Abstract Expressionism, Creative Painting, Encaustics, and Mixed Media courses and workshops and teaches across the United States. Creating paintings that establish harmonious arrangements of mark-making, tonal values, colors, and shapes, with an emphasis on theories of visual weight, define her well balanced compositions. She enthusiastically employs proportional relationships, informed decision making, and spontaneity in her painting practices. Marsango is intrigued by interior design, seascapes, landscapes, nature, poetry, and music. Due to the intentional breakdown of shapes and forms, by the use of expressive drawing, the lines and colors observed in everyday life transpose into abstraction. As an instructor, she is acclaimed for her unique perspective on self-expression and the creative process. Her creative energy is enhanced by building her own unique lesson plans, color mixing notes, and painting exercises for students as she instructs them. She introduces her students to works by contemporary abstract artists, many of those she has painted and studied with, and abstract expressionist artists such as Joan Mitchell for added observation and inspiration. Vickie’s teaching style encourages students to find a balance between knowledge of compositional elements and the intuitive process of painting. Working with oil, acrylic, encaustic beeswax, pigments, mixed media, collage, and assemblage, she has incorporated many techniques. Applications include mark-making, loose brush strokes, drip paint methods, and impasto. Colors range from bold and bright to muted or monochromatic. The substrates can be a variety of canvas, wood panel, or archival paper.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Payment and Refund Policy • Enrollment is only guaranteed with registration and full payment • We use PayPal and QuickBooks for your online payment and refunds. Keeping your financial information secure is absolutely our top priority. Please contact us if you prefer to pay by check or money order • The full payment must be received 30 days before the first day of the workshop • A minimum of 10 students is required per workshop. If the minimum is not met 30 days before the start date, the workshop will be cancelled. Students will be notified via email. A full refund will be issued. It is recommended that student not make non-refundable travel or lodging arrangement prior to 30 days • If Santa Fe Artists Getaway cancels the workshop for any reason, students shall receive a 100% refund • Student cancellations must be submitted in writing, and received by • Cancellations made 30 days before the first day of class receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee • Any cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first day will receive no refund, unless there is a wait list and another student takes that place; then the student shall receive a 100% refund less a $50 processing fee • No refund, credits or transfers will be applied on or after the workshop start date • No refund, credit or make-up will be offered for missed days • A $50 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Contact Details


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