With the limitless possibilities of mixed media and collage, Karole will share her technique for creating custom collage materials using paper staining, stenciling, calligraphic mark making and prepping surfaces through use of underpainting.
There will be a short demo on direct application of collage, adding paint, subtracting layers and mixing mediums such as acrylic paints, inks, watercolor, crayons and more. Canvas or panels are her substrate of choice. Finishing techniques will also be reviewed.
Experience with drawing, painting, or design is helpful, however, beginners are absolutely welcome. You are encouraged to experiment, even bring along an older painting for “redo” consideration (water-based media only). This workshop is a valuable addition to your current practice.
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This workshop will go over how the iPad and Procreate can be used as a tool for artists across various mediums. Along with the basics of the application, Shane will demonstrate how to navigate the Procreate app interface and how it can be a useful tool for artists - beyond making digital art pieces. Procreate can be used for sketching, making mock ups, or working out painting compositions and manipulating reference photos, among other uses. Shane will also demonstrate how he uses the iPad and Procreate in his day to day work across projects from smaller paintings to large scale murals.
Shane Leonard is a multidisciplinary artist from Marshfield, MA. A recent graduate of Boston College where he studied Marketing and Information Systems, Shane began painting once his football career at BC was halted due to injury. Shane now works out of his studio in Abington, MA with focuses on traditional painting, murals, and clothing. Notable works on the South Shore include murals in the Brant Rock area of Marshfield, including the shark on the old Arthur & Pat’s building. Shane is currently working on landscape painting and his brand 300 Teeth.
Each day, in this studio-based workshop, Eli will demonstrate the quick study and how to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact. She will introduce an innovative method of color mixing using a simple, four-value approach. Students will learn to see both color and value as a unit, identify them and quickly mix the desired color. With this approach, it’s easy to establish a pattern of light informed by the direction of the sun and to achieve unity and impact.
Day 1: Landscape
Day one will cover the key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Students will learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before them with a simplified design and correct color relationships.
Day 2: Figures in the Landscape
Learn to place the figure in scenes of the everyday landscape. Draw the essence, gesture and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes. You'll quickly understand the anatomy of each pose and suggest the figure rather than render in detail. Eli will describe the planes of light on the figure by simplifying complex values to the bare minimum. You ’ll also learn to mix value and temperature as a unit using clean color to create the illusion of light.
Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Cedrone has won several awards and her work has been featured in numerous art publications. Cedrone is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. She is a popular workshop instructor and teaches worldwide.
To read further, please visit: www.elicedrone.com
Eli will provide photo references. The first day would be a copy of a Sorolla but then you ’ll work from figures in sunlight. Students can also bring in their own photos as long as they have a strong light source.
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