Instructor Sharon Stolzenberger
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date December 2, 2023
End Date December 3, 2023
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center



DATES/TIMES: December 2-3, 2023  9:00 – 4:00 PM



This workshop centers on a creative approach to painting through innovative techniques for expressing familiar subjects. Participants will initiate their artwork with spontaneous paint applications and mark-making, forming the foundational aspects of their pieces.

Using personal drawings, sketchbooks, and references, attendees will enhance their “play pieces” by skillfully combining diverse materials and methods. These methods encompass layering, texturing, image transfers, collage, stamps, stencils, and techniques involving paint layering & lifting to create negative & positive space, etc.

The workshop includes demonstrations, hands-on material exploration – generating initial painting stages, and insightful conversations about design, composition, and thematic content.

Below are samples of work that may be explored within this workshop:

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Starts at the Studio’

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Crow’

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Prairie Profusion’

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Waiting’

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Nature’s Continuum’

Sharon Stolzenberger, ‘Crow’

Supply List: S Stolzenberger Workshop SUPPLY LIST 2023


Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Please pack your own lunch for this workshop daily. If you cannot do so, there are local places where staff can recommend you order boxed lunches. Students will need to pick up these lunches during their designated lunch.

  • Payment in full is due 14 days prior to the workshop start date
  • All deposits, $50, are non-refundable unless the workshop is canceled by CVAC
  • Refunds, less deposit, will not be issued for attendee cancelations 14 days prior to the workshop start date


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Sharon Stolzenberger graduated from the School of the Dayton Art Institute and began her career in art with Gibson Greeting Card Co.  where she was an illustrator, then an art director.  She spent several years in commercial art before going out on her own to sell her paintings at the outdoor art fairs nationally and through other juried exhibitions.

Teaching has become a new direction in her career.  She teaches mixed media workshops for organizations and is currently teaching watercolor classes through Sinclair Community College and Rosewood Arts Centre in Dayton, OH.

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