Pam Haunschild
Pam Haunschild

Eve Margo Withrow
Eve Margo Withrow

Pam Haunschild
Pam Haunschild

Eve Margo Withrow
Eve Margo Withrow

Pam Haunschild
Pam Haunschild

Eve Margo Withrow
Eve Margo Withrow

Instructors: Eve Margo Withrow and
Pam Haunschild


October 5, 8, 12 & 15, 2020
(Mondays & Thursdays, 10am–12pm PDT)
Structure of Class: 4 two-hour Zoom sessions

All levels

Registration deadline: September 29, 2020

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In this fun and exciting workshop, we will create textured, complex watermedia backgrounds and then work on turning them into harmonious, successfully finished paintings. You have your choice of working in acrylics and/or watercolors along with a gesso mixture.

We will be running this workshop as four two-hour home-based Zoom sessions with online video support and classroom discussions. There will be live instructor demos with Q&A in each session. Works in progress can be shared live and/or posted and feedback will be provided. The instructors will provide handouts and directions for working on projects between sessions. The first day’s demo will be recorded and available for participant use. Participants will be able to work at their own pace and post anytime on the online platform.

Texture makes your painting feel more dynamic, creates a sense of depth, and helps viewers emotionally connect with a painting. Texture is sometimes visual (on the surface) and sometimes dimensional (raised above the surface). We will work with both types of texture in this workshop.

Eve specializes in visual (surface) textures by layering and manipulating watermedia. Interesting patterns and images emerge from her process. She uses tissue paper, plastic wrap, waxed paper, salts, and other materials to create layers; following threads and surprises and imaginative pathways to create her uniquely powerful images. She then uses windowing and design techniques and sometimes collage to turn textural starts into finished paintings.

Pam specializes in creating dimensional texture through the use of a gesso mixture along with various texturing materials. Using a gesso underlayer allows a great deal of flexibility in subsequent layers, which can be either watercolor or acrylic. Pam will demonstrate not only the various ways gesso texture can be applied, but how to finish these paintings using value contrast and negative painting techniques.
These texturing processes will produce uniquely interesting and creative paintings. Bring a sense of adventure and spontaneity and you will be amazed at what can result. The class is appropriate for anyone – beginners will have no trouble with the methods used and more advanced painters will be able to add complex texturing processes to their repertoire. You will leave with at least 12 painting starts, and 1 or 2 completed paintings.


EVE MARGO WITHROW is an international award winning professional artist. She primarily works in acrylics (though her techniques also work with watercolor), and frequently layers and collages her materials. Her paintings are magical impressions that reflect feelings of a particular experience or place. She is always curious to explore what lies outside the box. “I play and adventure with my textures, layers and colors, following threads here and there, thus entering the flow of my creative process.” Eve has a master’s degree in art education from the University of Wyoming. With over 40 years experience in teaching art classes and workshops, Eve masterfully guides and encourages participants to awaken to their innate creativity by experiencing the joy of self-expression. Eve is a previous owner of Art & Soul gallery in Ashland, Oregon, and is currently showing her work there, along with Rogue Gallery in Medford. She has taught many workshops across the western U.S.

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PAM HAUNSCHILD is a watermedia artist who devotes her time to capturing the beauty of nature in the American West. She works in both acrylics and watercolor. She is a retired college professor who now lives in Ashland, Oregon, and paints full time. She has been artist-in-residence at three national parks and continues to be inspired by her time there. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation and her work is in galleries in Ashland, Seaside, and Bandon, Oregon, and is held by many individual and corporate collectors, including the National Park Service. Pam has taught many watermedia workshops in Oregon and Northern California, including Mendocino Art Center, Sitka Center for Art and Emerald Art Center and enjoys helping all students discover new methods of painting while using (or developing) their own unique artistic style.

Eve and Pam are the perfect compliment to each other in presenting and facilitating this creative journey, and they both have extensive teaching experience and coordinate well together so that participants will come out of the workshop with a variety of techniques and tools to start or expand their repertoire of texturing techniques.

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