Visual Arts: How to Create When You Don’t Have Enough Time to Create

Mixed Media, Drawing, Painting, Printing, Water Color, Pencil Drawing, Collage

August 19, 2023
Saturday, 9am – 12pm PST/12pm – 3pm EST

Sally Bowring

Join painter and teacher Sally Bowring for a mixed media workshop, where you will create several small artworks that will add up to a larger piece. Learn how a variety of artists have engaged this technique of creating small creations that can be joined together to create a whole. You will learn how to focus on creating one small thing at a time . Students may choose to work in painting, or drawing, collage, acrylic, watercolors, or mixed media on small canvas, wooden panels or watercolor paper.

You will experience:

  • Get inspiration for your creativity
  • Connect and create with a creative community
  • Expand your creativity skills
  • Open up new channels of your creativity
  • Experience yourself as a visual artist
  • Receive supportive feedback
  • Have a focused time to create


Saturday, 9am – 12pm PST/12pm – 3pm EST

This course is for you if you want to break through a creative block. You only have a little bit of time to create in your busy schedule. You want to learn how to experiment by creating out of different media and materials.





Sally Bowring, Artist/advocate. Sally has been teaching for over 25 years. She was Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Richmond, Director of 1708 Gallery, Administrative Director, VCU’s Painting and Printmaking Department and 37 years of teaching at VCU and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

A native New Yorker – she received her first degree from Fashion Institute of technology in textiles, received her BA from Goddard College and her Master of Fine Arts from VCU in 1983. She is the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. She has received (5 Fellowships to the VCCA.

She is currently represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA, Blue Print Gallery, Dallas, TX, Art Registry, Washington, DC/ Colorado, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Recently Bowring’s work is in Doha, Qatar – in the Art and Embassy Program.

“Sally has great respect for each student's individual process while posing rigorous questions about both technique and meaning. Under her supportive guidance, I have clarified my artistic intents and expanded my painting practice. Elizabeth Sally embodies the unique ability to create wonderful art and inspire her students to do the same. Two talents combined in one exceptional person.”

Elizabeth Magness

“Sally Bowring is an exceptional artist, teacher, and friend. She has worked at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School for many years and her students adore her. She pushes them to create their best work and has an encyclopedic knowledge of painting. She is also very funny. You will enjoy working with her.”

Mary HollandThe Thomas C. Gordon, Jr. Director of the Studio School