Earlier this year I presented a workshop to the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors on my working method, as part of the Society’s 75th Anniversary. The artist members celebrated 75 years of continuous existence by sponsoring 75 hours of workshops!

I was delighted to receive this comment from one of my workshop participants:

     It was a pleasure to watch the dynamic Marsha Pippenger at work. Her presentation took on many different faces: sharing history, process, and personal stories and motivations from her artistic career. One of the aspects I most appreciated about Marsha’s demo was her openness about how she constructs her collages and how her thought process grows and changes as she makes choices within a piece. She even brought multiple preliminary sketches as well as a work in progress to share. She also described some interesting stories and characters from women’s history – including reclaiming the mythical Medusa as a positive force.

Going into an Art Demo Marathon session, you can never know exactly what you’ll take away from the experience. I know that listening to these interesting artists talk about their philosophies and working methods will help spark new ideas when I’m next in the studio. I’m inspired to get to work and I hope you are too!

Bridgette Bogle, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Sinclair Community College.

Thank you Bridgette!