New Art Workshops Online
Inspiring Resists & Mixed Media July 20 - August 24, 2013. 5 weeks. $75
Whatever your artistic style or favorite media, you are sure to be inspired by the effects and the artistic choices made possible by these unusual resists. Rubber cement, plastic wrap, string, mesh bags, beans and marbles are just some of the materials we'll use to create unexpected marks, zones and shapes. Conducted online through a private Yahoo group, this workshop explores the power of negative space and the selective absence of color. The lessons won't take hours and hours of your time, are fun to do and small in size. If you have time, however, you'll be able to experiment further. All participants are encouraged to present 1 - 3 larger paintings completed during the workshop for a final critique. The class includes weekly private critiques, weekly group critiques and assignments that encourage exploration of new materials. 505-660-4085
Desert Waters: A Painting with Paper Workshop. Santa Fe NM July 11-12-13, 2013
There is a magical quality to water in the desert and we have several of these oases a short journey from Santa Fe. The Chama and Pecos rivers, Abiquiu Lake, the Rio Grande, Bosque del Apache and Elephant Butte provide excellent opportunities for painters to capture the magic of water in the desert. In this 3-day intensive workshop we'll explore the expressive possibilities of abstract desert landscapes while learning the layering and "mixing" capabilities of banana, mango and mulberry tree fiber paper. We'll practice a variety of under-painting techniques and mapping strategies and learn the benefits of a limited palette. Other topics include triangulated compositions, lessons from the masters, gestural use of media and more. Artists create 3 or more paintings a day and learn valuable critiquing skills for furthering their own work. We will be making day trips from Santa Fe as well as spending time in my art studio. Artists bring their own lunch, canvas and painting media. 9 am - 5 pm plus some evening critique sessions. 505-660-4085; email@example.com Follow my Pinterest board Desert Waters
Inspiring Resists & Mixed Media. Santa Fe, NM August 7-8-9 2013
Whatever your artistic style or media, you are sure to be inspired by the effects you create and the artistic choices you discover in inspiring resists. Test the power of negative space by masking areas of your work with a variety of media and acrylic. Rubber cement, acrylic polymers, plastic wrap, string, and mesh bags are just some of the materials we'll use to create unexpected marks, zones and shapes. We will explore mapping strategies, triangular composition, benefits of a limited palette and strategies for critiquing and furthering your own work. Artists create three or more paintings a day. Artists bring their own lunch, canvas and painting media. 10 am - 4 pm. 505-660-4085; firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow my Blog: Try This At Home! and Inspiring Resists Pinterest Board.
January 2015 Del Ray Beach, Florida
All landscapes, even highly realistic ones, capture only a tiny portion of nature's panorama of detail. In this 3-day intensive workshop we'll explore the abstract seascape at dawn and dusk while learning the layering and "mixing" capabilities of banana, mango and mulberry tree fiber paper. We'll practice under-painting techniques, mapping strategies, benefits of the limited palette, triangulated compositions, lessons from the masters, gestural use of media and more. Artists create several paintings a day and learn valuable critiquing skills for furthering their own work. Del Ray Beach Center for the Arts @ Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Del Ray Beach, FL 33444. Follow my Pinterest board Abstract Seacapes
Blog: Try this At Home!
Fun: Experiments in Acrylic by Mickey Bond
Short "Painting with Paper" Demo: http://youtu.be/Me_Xw-G4qFQ
Private Workshops: email@example.com 505/660-4085
All 3-day workshops are $500 per person.