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October 15, 2013 > Olive Hyde Art Guild watercolor demonstration

Olive Hyde Art Guild watercolor demonstration

Submitted By Diane Leys

Zoya Scholis, an abstract painter, sculptor, and author of the recently published ÒTape & Spray Watercolor,Ó will be presenting a demonstration of her unique technique at the Olive Hyde Art Center on Oct 23.

After graduating from Cal State Hayward with honors and a BA in studio arts, Scholis began her teaching career at the elementary school level. In 1995 she began to lead workshops on ÒArt for Personal Growth.Ó Nowadays, Scholis lives in San Jose where she works as a professional artist and workshop leader through Adult Education in Sunnyvale. Her work reflects years of experimentation with various media and processes that have become integrated into her style. Her contemporary paintings start with a loose composition of shapes or grids. Paint is then applied with brushes, rags, spray bottles, and plastic scrapers. By interrupting drying paint at different stages, an element of randomness is introduced. Scholis considers, Òart making to be an exploration of psyche, and an experiment with the Divine.Ó

Scholis has exhibited her work in galleries and shows throughout the Bay Area. She has also shown work in juried shows in Florida and Washington. Among her many accolades are a merit award from the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton and the Allie Hyde Award from the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery.

At Olive Hyde, Scholis will be presenting a watercolor method she calls Òtape and spray.Ó First, she uses tape to mask a complete composition on paper. Next, she mists and sprays watercolors onto the surface. As she sprays on layers of paint, she selects which pieces of tape to remove. Throughout the process, Scholis may use a brush to push, mix, or lift paint. On occasion, pens and ink are used.

The Olive Hyde Art Guild sponsored event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Watercolor Demonstration
Wednesday, Oct 23
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Olive Hyde Art Center
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357

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