Mix-It-Up Mark Making: an art making workshop with Jane Davies

Across Roads Center for the Arts presents:

Mix-It-Up Mark Making:

an art making workshop with Jane Davies

Saturday, April 18, 9:30-4:30pm and

Sunday, April 19, 9:30-4pm

$325 for both days–lunch included each day

($150 deposit to hold spot) 


We all make marks of one kind of another, whether doodling while on the phone, drawing a map or diagram, or making art.

This is a Mark Making Marathon which will help you loosen up and step up the momentum of your art practice. In this workshop you will explore a wide variety of materials and discover techniques through which you can expand on your unique expression. Instead of going on autopilot when making marks, become conscious of their character, their expressive qualities, and then expand your vocabulary beyond the predictable.

Build dynamic images by emphasizing contrasting marks, rather than repetitive ones. Make lines, scribbles, masses, drips, splatters, transfers (transferring paint from one surface to another), collage, and more, using acrylic based paints, inks, drawing materials, papers, and your imagination.

Our sincere gratitude to Jane Davies for generously donating her talents and teaching of this workshop to benefit the Grange Hall Cultural Center Renovation Fund. 

  • Limited space available!  Ms. Davies’ workshops often are full months in advance.  Sign up early to secure your seat in a fun filled weekend of art making!
  • IF THE WORKSHOP FILLS: Do not panic. Sometimes people have to change their plans and a spot will open up. A Wait List will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis with registrations offered as space allows beginning March 19. If you would like to be placed on the Wait List before March 19, please contact info.acrossroads@gmail.com with your name, USPS address, and phone contact. Names will be taken in the order they are received and contacted as space becomes available. Waitlist participants must pay in full on registration after March 18.
  • All spots must come with a $150 deposit to hold the registration at time of booking.  The remaining balance must be paid by March 18, 2020 to retain the booking.  No deposits will be returned/refunded after March 18.

BIO:  Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.

Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past several years, Davies has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art. http://janedaviesstudios.com



I believe that making art is a journey with very few hand-holds and only a general road map. Each participant has to find his or her own way, while at the same time remain open to learning from others.

While I may teach a multitude of techniques, my focus is on the back-and-forth play of spontaneity and intention that characterizes the creative process. I try to pave the way into that precarious I-don’t-know-what-to-do-next zone, where you are challenged to forge a personal path, with guidance, to discover the satisfaction of making art that is truly your own. Cultivating a degree of comfort, or at least willingness, with that awkward territory of not-knowing, is one of the keys to finding your creative edge.


Pricing and enrollment:

$325 for 2-Day workshop (includes lunch each day)

$150 deposit due with registration, remainder must be paid by March 18, 2020 to hold spot.  Deposits are non-refundable after March 18, 2020.

A Wait List will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis with registrations offered as space allows beginning March 19.  All Wait List registrations must be paid in full at time of booking ($325).  $150 of the registration is non-refundable in the event of a wait list cancellation for any reason;  The remaining $175 will be returned only if we are able to fill your registration with another student.

Full registrations are final and not refundable after April 11, unless we are able to fill your registration with another student.

Supply list for students of Mix-It-Up Mark Making:

MixItUp Mark Making Supply List 

To enroll: go to sevendaystickets.com or https://sevendaystickets.com/events/mix-it-up-mark-making-an-art-making-workshop-with-jane-davies-4-18-2020

For workshop content contact: jane@janedaviesstudios.com

For venue contact: grangehallcc@gmail.com or 802-244-4168

Hourly Schedule

Sunday, April 19, 2020

9am - 4pm
Day two: Mix-It-Up Mark Making


Apr 18 2020


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM



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