History Painting Painting: Plein Air Workshop Painting and Text Painting with Acrylic Skins Paper Plate Lithography


workshops TUITION REGISTER

SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WORKSHOPS

All workshops can be taken for credit towards one of our PROGRAMS (Certificate or Diploma).

Unless noted, all workshops have materials included and are suitable for beginners.

History Painting (PNTG w266-30)

This workshop combines slide lectures with painting projects related to History Painting. History Painting was once the highest “genre” of painting, celebrating a heroic or mythical past. Now painting history is a way of engaging with both past and present, the political and the personal—commenting on the world as well as calling into question or subverting ways of representing and seeing the world. This class is ideal for painters with some experience or advanced painters looking for ways to generate meaningful and engaging ideas in their painting practice.
Aug 13 - 17 Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $315 (30 hrs) Discount Price
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Painting: Plein Air (PNTG w233-30)

Landscape is in perpetual flux as light, season and weather continue to change over time. Plein air painting, or painting outdoors from life, is a sensorial immersion in space where what we see is influenced by changing light, scents and sounds of the space. These physical attributes are also informed by our own physical condition, the quality of our attention and the history of the space. This workshop looks at the historical, philosophical and practical applications of the genre. Of particular focus is looking at plein air painting in a contemporary context and understanding its possible role in today's world. The exercises are intense investigations of space, and training in the skill of looking. Classes will consist of field trips and hands-on painting, as well as technical instruction and individual guidance. Oil and acrylic painters welcome. Some painting experience recommended.
Aug 13 - 17 Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
Jeremy Herndl
Tuition: $315 (30 hrs) Discount Price
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Painting with Acrylic Skins (PNTG w102-12)

In this two-day workshop you will learn how to make paint skins and incorporate them into your acrylic paintings. Paint skins are made by layering acrylic paints on a non-porous surface and then peeling them off for use in a painting. They can be added to paintings to increase the dimensionality which adds interest and complexity. You will work towards making two paintings over the weekend: one based on a geometric abstract grid and the other on a landscape. In addition, you will learn to use light and dark value contrasts to create a dynamic and vibrant composition. You can bring a few landscape photos for reference or use your imagination to develop your own forms. Some acrylic painting experience recommended.
Aug 18 & 19 Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm - Cancelled
Anna Curtin
Tuition: $225 (12 hrs)
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Paper Plate Lithography (PRNT w122-6)

Paper Plate Lithography uses standard black-and-white photocopies as a printing plate. By creating an oil-based lithographic surface, students can reproduce and make prints of drawings or photographic images onto printmaking paper. Great for use in card making, art journaling, collage and as a base for encaustics. Printing can be done either by press or by hand burnishing. All materials provided except students need to supply their own visual resource materials and bring a notebook/sketchbook and pen. No previous art experience required.
Aug 19 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Storytelling with Video (PHOT w221-12)

This workshop will look at shared and personal experiences of place through narrative-based video. Focusing on our lived experiences, we will consider many different of ways of navigating and negotiating being in space, and what things we are attentive to in our environments, both individually and collectively. Storytelling prompts given in this workshop will explore the ways in which we move through space; for example, is there a place (your street/childhood home/the forest/the mall/the bathroom etc.) where you experience or move through space differently? What stands out for you about this location? Why? This workshop will cover different ways of working with video as a medium, including shooting with a camera and stop-motion animation and will provide introductions and demonstrations on both the technical and conceptual aspects of creating video. Participants will learn several approaches to video in an improvised and collaborative setting. New, beginner and experienced video-makers welcome. Equipment necessary for course: DSLR camera with video (preferable) or a video camera and laptop (iPhone can be used if you do not have a DSLR camera or video camera) No previous experience required.
Aug 19 & 26 Sundays, 10am - 5pm - Cancelled
Kerri Flannigan
Tuition: $225 (12 hrs) No supplies other than what is listed in description.

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Painting and Text (PNTG w267-30)

This workshop focuses on creating work that uses written text as the basis for narrative series. Students will be asked to bring texts that interest them as the basis for visual work (examples: poetry, memoir, historical record, fiction or myth.) Over the course of the workshop, we will examine strategies related to visual arts media including painting, drawing and collage. Text may be incorporated into the work itself or just used as a point of departure. The workshop will feature hands-on work, demos, one-on-one instruction, and critique, as well as slide shows providing examples. Some painting experience recommended.
Aug 20 - 24 Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
John Luna
Tuition: $315 (30 hrs) Discount Price
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