Listed chronologically Workshops
Diane Rappisi- GREAT STARTS!: April 18, 2013
Diane Rappisi - THE FIGURE IN COLOR: April 19 - 21, 2013
GOLDEN LECTURE DEMO: ACRYLICS FROM A-Z: June 19, 2013 FREE
Ginnie Peterson - ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP: June 29 & 30, 2013
Casey Klahn- SEE DIFFERENTLY: Authenticity & Your Art October 12 & 13, 2013
DEMO: Friday, October 11, 2013 FULL WITH WAIT LIST
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Blogging Your Art Successfully
with Kelley Carey MacDonald
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7 pm
Spend an evening with Kelley as she shares her expertise in the wonderful world of blogging! Along with a slideshow and handouts, Kelley will touch upon the following subjects:
Art Blogging: Easy and Fun! Make yours work for you.
What on earth is a BLOG - and why do I need one?
Who reads/looks at art blogs?
How do I set up a blog?
Can I sell from my blog?
Now that I've got a blog, how do I "grow" my followers?
Nuts, bolts, and FAQs (frequently asked questions)
visit Kelley at www.kelleymacdonalddailypaint.blogspot.com
Preparing Digital Submissions for Exhibitions
Margaret Farrell Bruno
Fee: $40 M/NM
Join digital guru Peggy Bruno as she clearly explains the best and simplest way to convert jpeg photos of your artwork into high qualitiy digital submissions for art exhibitions. This presentation starts with helpful hints for photographing your artwork, followed by a step-by-step process of adjusting your photos using Photoshop Elements software to make digital files that truly represent the beauty of your original art. You will also learn how to save the files to a CD. The workshop will teach you how to convert and save your files for your website, Facebook page, blog, and for print. All workshop students will receive a free, easy-to-follow guide to take home for future reference. Only 10 spots available per workshop!
with Diane Rappisi
Thursday, April 18, 2013 9 am - 4 pm
Fee $95M $135NM plus model fee tbd
“A drawing is won or lost in the first minute,” according to Deane G. Keller. Based on that premise, this workshop provides a process for creating strong foundations for your drawings and paintings by capturing gesture and composition at the very start. Emphasis will be on dynamic energy, gesture, shapes and proportion. Whether you are starting anew or refreshing your existing skills, this intensive workshop with a live model will provide the opportunity for multiple sketches from poses ranging from 1 minute to 1 hour. All levels welcome. Please be prepared to work in either charcoal (recommended) or grisaille.
19 x 23” sheets of Canson Mi-Tientes (moonstone)
Viva paper towels
Soft rag (an old t-shirt is best)
THE FIGURE IN COLOR
with Diane Rappisi
Friday - Sunday, April 19 - 21, 2013 9 am - 4 pm
Fee $300M $340NM plus model fee tbd
Luminous skin tones – what a challenge! The secret to success lies in understanding and expressing color relationships. Emphasis will be on short studies on the first day with the opportunity for longer studies on the second day. All levels welcome. Please be prepared to work in oil or pastel; having the full set of recommended paints will enable you to mix the broadest range of colors.
3 - 4 stretched canvases, toned Neutral Gray
*(sizes 12 x 16, 14 x 18 or 16 x 20”)
#2, #4 & #6 filbert brushes (at least two of each)
Odorless mineral spirits / jar
GOLDEN LECTURE DEMO: Acrylics from A-Z
with Adria Arch
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:30 pm
This event is free - pre-registration required please
contact Laura Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn valuable information about acrylics, guiding you through the basics while opening up new possibilities. We'll see how mineral and modern pigments relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the new, slower drying OPEN acrylics. Discover interference and iridescent paints for unusual effects.
Get exposed to the many gels and mediums and how they can change the texture, saturation and intensity of your work. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare contemporary surfaces for paianting, drawing, pastel and mixed media. We will demonstrate how to extend your paint to save you money! Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, yet are infinitely more versatile. Get your questions answered and take home free samples to try later!
with Ginnie Peterson
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2013 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee $325M $365NM this fee includes ALL materials
Fuse, scrape, layer, transfer, melt and carve; remember what inspiration feels like in this workshop. Use melted beeswax, saturated colors and enjoy the spontaneous creativity that comes with this fun medium. Come as a beginner, or an old hat! Encaustic is a great way to ignite or re-ignite that old flame in your artwork. Bring collage materials or laser printed images (if you have specific images you want to incorporate), or just come as you are - Ginnie will have everything you need to create with encaustic!
8 students max!
WORKSHOP IS FULL - WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
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SEE DIFFERENTLY: Authenticity and Your Art
with Casey Klahn
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2013 9 am - 5 pm
Fee $250M $290NM
Friday Evening Demo: October 11 7 pm
$10 - open to all (artists and non-artists!)
Sign up for the workshop and attend the demo for free
THREE GOALS FOR WORKSHOP ARTISTS
1. Create an artwork that says something new to the world.
2. Gain an appreciation for the universal elements of art through Modernist, Colorist and personal ideas.
3. Lose something precious; find something new in your art.
In this workshop, artists will learn about universal elements of art and will begin to apply them to their own work with an emphasis on authenticity and the artist's ideas.
Colorist and Modernist ideas will be demonstrated, however the individual's own ideas will be emphasized and explored. Exercises include responsive methods and simplifying your work.
DEMO ONLY $10
1. Easel. French style easel or pochade. Table easels are fine, too. This is an in-studio class. I'd like artists to stand, if possible, when working.
Bring a full box of pastels. Do have some hard pastels, and as many softies as you can get without breaking the bank.
I use a small, shallow tray at the side, on a folding table, for my working palette. Some artists use enameled metal (surgical) trays, which is fine. I find wood to be the gentlest on my pastels, so I use Applette/Cotlette trays, or cigar boxes that are shallow. I enjoy making my own small wooden boxes, too. A great working palette can be made with dimensions of .25“ in depth, and about 9“ x 12.“ Use hobby woods that are .25“ thick or so.
Hey, I just found all of these websites that say to convert a picture frame into a tray. That is a great idea, because it would be shallow enough for my use.
3. Bring a few "failed," or unresolved, artworks to try over. We will be learning to re-use these pieces of board/paper. Start anew or use them as a springboard for new inspiration.
4. Your favorite few works to use as "seed" ideas. You will use these as departure points for new works. Do you have a book of your favorite artist's works? Bring it to share!
5. Apron. Wear an apron or a neutral colored shirt/sweatshirt.
6. Erasers. All sorts. Also, Paper towels (Bounty is best), a box of tissues (for your angst), chamois, sandpaper block (foam style from hardware store), foam brushes and a cheap bristle brush (soft) around 1-2", plus anything else you can think of to "destroy" your image as part of your process.
7. Masking tape, and I like artist's tape, both black and white, wide size – 3/4." They are costly, so bring what you have.
Some artists use two Matboard L shaped pieces to view work cropped, but I use artist's tape.
8. Sketch paper. I like the Biggie Canson Pad, White, 50# Sketch 18 x 24, or something similar. Even newsprint is okay. But, big is best. Also, a small sketch pad is useful in addition to this.
9. Paper or board. I want you to bring your comfort paper. If you are used to sanded paper, that is the best for what I teach. If you prefer Canson or Rives BFK, then so be it - I like those, too. The important thing is that it be a surface typically used by pastelists.
10. Drawing tools. Vine Charcoal. All sizes, especially big. White Chalk. You guessed it: big! We have yet to use the white chalk at one of my workshops, but if you choose to bring this, make sure to ask me to demonstrate with chalk.
11. Drawing Board. Any type is fine. Gatorbord or wooden drawing boards are best. I prefer 19 x 25 or thereabout.
12. Fixative. Blair Low Odor or SpectraFix for enclosed area use.
13. Dust Mask. N-95 type with the built-in breather filters is best.
14. Clean Rags. Old Towels.
15. Smartphone. Bring it if you have one. They will be used for recording your 3 minute speech, and for photographs as necessary.
Don't break the bank.