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IN 603EH The Home Studio
with Anthony Ciambella
Setting up an art studio in your home or apartment can be challenging, but a lot can be accomplished in a small space. Topics include efficiency, lighting, ventilation, storage, safety and waste disposal. Includes demonstrations on brush care, paint storage, varnishing and framing. Useful information for artists of all levels.
IN 605EP Picture Framing Seminar
with Anthony Ciambella
How you frame your artwork is vitally important to its impact. A bad frame or mat not only detracts from your artwork, but also can reject it from juried exhibitions, eliminate it from prize awards, or turn-off potential buyers. In this seminar, learn the fundamentals of choosing an appropriate frame for paintings, prints, drawings and photographs: material, style, size, color, matting, glazing, hanging hardware and more. Discussion will also address choosing among professional frame shops, online frame companies, art supply and craft retailers, or making your own frame. Valuable information for artists, collectors, and anyone wanting to frame work.
PT 600EW Portrait Painting Workshop
with Theodore Xaras
This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.
• Students will learn to analyze and construct a portrait using clearly defined steps.
• Students will be able to achieve a likeness through the careful observation of shapes and their color/value equivalent, which together, form the “topography” of the face.
• Students will learn how to mix and adjust colors to produce accurate flesh tones.
• Students will be able to produce one completed portrait, either a head and shoulders or the entire torso and hands.
• Students will be able to paint a recognizable portrait from life.
• Students will gain an appreciation for the art of portraiture from their own work as well as becoming acquainted with historical and contemporary examples as a basis for further study.
PR 604CW Collagraph: Printing the Collage
with Christine Stoughton
Explore the art of the collagraph, in which a textured collage is transformed into a printed image. This creative and accessible process promotes a tactile experience both in the making of the plate – in which fabric, yarn, natural forms and other found materials are glued down to a rigid surface – and in the implied texture of the printed form. No prior collage or printmaking experience is necessary. All levels welcome.
* Please note the workshop duration is 2 Saturdays.
• Students will learn how to construct a textured collage which can be successfully printed.
• Students will learn how to print their collages either as an intaglio print or a relief print.
• Students will learn how to print their collages using both an etching press and hand printing techniques.
• Students will produce work that can form the basis for mixed media Images.
• Students will learn how to enhance their initial printed collages through the addition of selected monoprinting techniques.
PT 630EW Gouache Painting
with Allison Syvertsen
Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views.
• Develop paint application techniques for fluidity and control, with opaque and wash applications.
• Gain the ability to mix color and to predict its effects.
• Recognize and promote gouache’s characteristics and learn how to problem-solve with the material.
• Learn to incorporate principles of line, value, color and space for a greater command of the medium.
• Work from still life and window views to learn how to representationally depict a variety of subject matter and to recognize abstract concepts.
• Become familiar with artists’ techniques for selecting and preparing surfaces, as well as basic methods of displaying paintings for exhibition.
(Tuition includes $20 materials fee, which covers most materials.)
DR 620EW Sketch on the Go
with Frederic Kaplan
Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome. (rain or shine)
• Gesture figure drawing methods
• Basic perspective as applied to architecture
• Simplification of complex subjects
PT 604WN Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World
with Roberto Osti
The natural world is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor make it the perfect means of expression. Learn essential drawing and watercolor techniques to create both quick field sketches and detailed, finished artworks. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, animals and landscapes. Reference images will be gathered through observational sketches and photography. An ideal workshop for those interested in both the fine arts and the illustration field.
NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for May 2 & 3.
PT 626EE Flower Painting
with Dori Spector
Celebrate the floral wonder of spring! Working from fresh flowers from the instructor’s garden, paint colorful still life arrangements of irises, lilacs, tulips and more. Oil painting demonstrations will address light, color, gesture of the bloom, and composition. Examples from master flower painters throughout history will provide inspiration.