Mark Making, Words and Art with Jacqueline Sullivan

Join us for a visiting artist special event with Jacqueline Sullivan on Saturday and Sunday, May 4–5 from 9:30 am–4:00 pm for a two-day workshop about expressive mark making techniques and how they can enhance and personalize your art. The cost is just $295. Space is limited, so register today!

About the Workshop

Mark making is a fundamental element in many art forms, and the more you make art, the more you will find yourself developing a distinctive style. Marks can be loose and gestural, or structured and controlled. They can also be splashes and drips. Most artists work with a variety in every painting. Becoming aware of your personal rhythms and movements and how they affect your marks is an integral part of the workshop.

It is easy to think of a mark as a building block for whatever you choose to create. In this workshop you will learn how to make them more organic and expressive. We’ll experiment with different mediums, including inks, acrylics and graphite. You’ll enliven your works by making marks with various and unusual tools, including found and handmade objects. Marks will then be combined with words and asemic writing to make a complete work of art.

Participants are welcome to work on any surface that they choose—tissue or other thin papers, white or light colored cotton or linen fabric for art quilts (will probably not be washable), watercolor paper or canvas.

About the Instructor

Jacqueline Sullivan is a mixed media artist and calligrapher based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has served on the faculty of several International Calligraphy Conferences. For several years she has taught classes at art retreats, conferences and colleges in the United States, Canada and Ireland. Visit for more information and to see examples of her wonderful artwork.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so don’t wait to enroll!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is cancelled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.