Self Portraiture and Texture in the Digital Age of Electronic Devices – CANCELLED

Instructor: Myrna Wacknov


Monday to Friday, October 12 to 16, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arts Center

Members $350; Non-members $400


Register by:   Cancelled
Tuition:   Members $350
Non-members: $400
Materials:   Self Portraiture and Texture materials list

This workshop is for those artists who are looking for a shift in their work from copying a photograph to interpreting an image in some new and exciting ways. We will be working with our own faces but the ideas and techniques learned can be applied to any subject.


Taking advantage of the amazing power of our electronic devices, we will take a self portrait using an iPad or iPhone or equivalent device, learn how to use the Photoshop app PS Touch to manipulate the image in creative ways then transform some of those ideas into paintings.

The classic approach of designing a painting using the Elements of Design will be combined with utilizing unexplored materials, tools, techniques and pairings. Each day will start with the element of Texture, plus a focus on one additional element.   Day 1: Texture and Shape; Day 2: Texture and Value; Day 3: Texture and Line; Day 4: Texture and Color. Day 5: Texture and Pattern.   This will be a fast paced, fun and exciting week to help you discover new ways of thinking and working to create your own unique style and vision.


About Myrna Wacknov

Myrna Wacknov has been a portrait artist from earliest memory. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, the Kansas City Art Institute, San Mateo Jr. College and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in painting and drawing.

A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society, she has won many awards including the CFS Medal from the American Watercolor Society and was a semi finalist in the Outwin Bouchever Portrait Competition for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

Her work has been featured in Watercolor Magic Magazine, Artist Magazine, Palette Magazine, and in Splash, Strokes of Genius and Incite Books. Her self portraits will be featured in an article in Watercolor Artist in August 2015 and an Issue #53 of Palette Magazine.

Myrna resides in California and teaches workshops in the United States, Europe and Israel.