Yolanda Gonzalez is a Ferris State University Visual Communications graduate and has 30 years of experience in illustration, photography, and design. Owner of a Grand Rapids brand agency, she’s active in local art communities. Her abstract landscapes blend color, wit, and playfulness inspired by the woods and dune life around the Great Lakes.
Yolanda's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 19 - 23, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Gouache and Mixed Media
Participants embrace nature, color, and shape in this mixed media workshop, allowing nature, just outside the door, to inspire dynamic abstracts as they develop lines, patterns, and repetitions. Students sketch their vision, handcraft their color palette on tissue, and dive into the richness of gouache—a true gift for color enthusiasts. Together, the class explores composition on paper and wood panels, taking cues from the natural world, all while deepening an understanding of collage. Daily prompts fuel creativity, and the instructor is there to guide, sharing demos and insights as students transform raw inspiration into vivid artistry on a colorful journey.