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Painting Bold / March 29-31, 2019

475.00
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Painting Bold / March 29-31, 2019

475.00

Painting Bold With Acrylics & Other Mediums

Instructors: Diane Williams + Chuck Potter

In this 3-day workshop you will learn to be BOLD. Learn about the different stages of making a painting as we guide you through the process. Mark making is distinctive as your fingerprint adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting or highlight movement, rhythm or direction. This workshop will emphasize composition and movement using gesture, color, contrast and texture. By making a mark and responding to the mark we will build the painting. This approach infuses the painting with the feeling of freedom and adventure.

We will introduce unpredictable materials such as homemade rust solutions for a patina of age, sumi ink to enhance movements, and other mediums to explore texture. We will teach a multi-layered approach to painting giving the work complexity and depth. Using bold brush strokes, connecting the body to the canvas, brush loading techniques, and multiple working surfaces we will create a cohesive body of work.

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Painting Bold With Acrylics & Other Mediums

Instructors: Diane Williams + Chuck Potter

In this 3-day workshop you will learn to be BOLD. Learn about the different stages of making a painting as we guide you through the process. Mark making is distinctive as your fingerprint adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting or highlight movement, rhythm or direction. This workshop will emphasize composition and movement using gesture, color, contrast and texture. By making a mark and responding to the mark we will build the painting. This approach infuses the painting with the feeling of freedom and adventure.

We will introduce unpredictable materials such as homemade rust solutions for a patina of age, sumi ink to enhance movements, and other mediums to explore texture. We will teach a multi-layered approach to painting giving the work complexity and depth. Using bold brush strokes, connecting the body to the canvas, brush loading techniques, and multiple working surfaces we will create a cohesive body of work.

Instructor Bios

Chuck and Diane have gained recognition as bold abstract painters who infuse a deeper emotional content by their mastery of materials. They both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices. Their studios are located in Benicia, CA. (I AN I Studio) and Greenville, CA. (Diamond I AN I Studio). Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide. Chuck and Diane also have an extensive exhibition list and workshop background.

Materials list

Acrylic Paint

We suggest you invest in good quality acrylic paints such as Golden, Utrecht, Gamblin or Windsor Newton. A good online source for supplies is www.jerrysartarama.com or www.dickblick.com. Student grade paints have a lighter pigment load and produce a less intense color.

Choose a variety of colors including warm and cool tones as well as opaque and translucent colors. 

Quinacridone colors tend to be more translucent while cadmiums are opaque.

Manufacturers generally provide a color guide to help determine the opacity of colors.

Be sure to include the primary colors of red, yellow and blue, plus black and white. 

Note that zinc white is more transparent and better for creating veils of color, while titanium whites are opaque for covering or blocking areas that have been previously painted.

Mediums

Golden or Liquatex polymere mediums in gloss and/or satin (again may purchase online at Jerrys Artaramas or Dick Blick).

Brushes

Bring a variety of sizes including round, flat and filbert (angled) brushes. In addition, bring several "chip" brushes which can be purchased in any hardware store. These are inexpensive house painting brushes. You will need 1/2 inch, 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inches. Brushes do not need to be expensive and can be purchased at any art or craft store like Michaels.

Canvas or Multimedia boards

Please bring 2-4 canvas surfaces suggested size approximately 24"x 36" each.

You may bring stretched canvas or canvas board, the larger the better. If you bring stretched canvas please get the 1.5 inch side (not the thin student grade canvas). Obviously, if you are traveling by plane, or have a small car, canvas board is more convenient. If traveling makes bringing larger sizes difficult for you, put 3 or 4 smaller sizes together to create larger work (bring extra canvases to compensate for smaller sizes).

Although stretched canvases or canvas boards are already primed, please prepare your surface with 3-4 additional coats of gesso for a more professional surface.

Multimedia Boards

 If you are traveling, multimedia boards are lightweight and store easily in your suitcase. They may be ordered online or purchased from us in class. http://multimediaartboard.com

P.O. Box 836, Buford, GA 30515 info@multimediaartboard.com (770) 271-4753 

Water containers

Any type of container to hold water such as cottage cheese containers or plastic food storage containers from the dollar store. I like 2-3 water containers at all times when painting.

Bring spray bottles for wetting your surface.

Palette

You may use large paper plates, wax paper or commercial palette pads.

Other Supplies

Paper towels.

Palette knives and rubber scrapper

Wiping cloth, sponges, etc.