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Fill Your Landscapes with Light Workshop in Oils or Acrylics with Michael Story

March 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm with break for lunch

Master your landscape painting and join me for this 3-day workshop 
as we use underpainting and layering of color to simulate radiant 
light in our landscape paintings. The workshop begins with an I-Pad 
step-by-step presentation showing a progression of my painting 
techniques from start to finish. 

You’ll begin your painting with an initial charcoal drawing, followed 
by a color wash applied over the image. 

Starting with shadow colors, you'll begin blocking in your painting, 
then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers 
of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you'll achieve fresh, bright 
color while capturing light, drama and mood to your work. 

Artists may also bring in one previously finished painting for critique.

Starting with shadow colors, you'll begin blocking in your painting, then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you'll achieve fresh, bright color while capturing, light, drama and mood to your work.

Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1976. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. Today, Michael is an award-winning artist who regularly teaches pastel and oil painting workshops in the United States, guest lectures, and juries art shows. Michael's work is included in many corporate and private collections.

The workshop fee is $350.00

2 Day workshop fee is $235.00...Sign Me Up

Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop with Barbie Mathis

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

 12pm - 2pm

Spend a fun 2 hours learning to use a paintbrush to create a popular style of "Modern Calligraphy". Projects include making a greeting card, addressing an envelope, and writing a short quote. No prior painting or calligraphy experience is necessary. Supply list is at the bottom of this page.

The class fee is $30.00...Sign Me Up


Iridescent Bronze (Fine) Saturday Workshop with Lee A. Monts

Saturday Nov 18th, 2017 

 11am - 3pm (This workshop is full)

Learn how to create spontaneous metallic bronze paintings using acrylics. The metallic paint we will be using is Golden Products’ Iridescent Bronze (Fine) Fluid acrylic paint.  When combined with water and/or isopropyl alcohol, phthalo green separates from the paint.  Working on a flat surface, learn to use this separation of color, in combination with other colors, to create loose landscapes or abstract compositions.  Two methods will be presented.

A dry method will  taught where a wood board is entirely toned with the bronze.  Additional fluid colors will be applied to the wood board once dry.  This method typically does not create the separation of phthalo green unless additional bronze paint is used when creating the actual surface composition.  Once applied, other fluid colors will be manipulated on the surface with the hope of obtaining what Lee calls “controlled randomness”.  Subtractive methods work well with this technique by allowing the bronze under the other colors to show.

A wet on wet technique will also be taught.  As with the dry method, we will start with a previously toned bronzed wood board.  A liberal layer of fluid bronze will be applied to the board and then water and/or alcohol will be introduced to the fresh layer of bronze.  This is the time the phthalo green will start to separate and create patterns.  Additional colors are then applied to create spontaneous interactions.  With experience, you will learn how to “babysit” the design until it sets up to a no longer flowing and morphing state.

All levels are welcome, but some experience will be helpful.

Class will include: Two pre-toned bronze wood surfaces no larger than 5” x 7”. Sufficient Iridescent Bronze paint for the workshop.  A certain number of spray bottles of water and alcohol will be available during the workshop, but feel free to bring your  own to facilitate the process.  Additionally, some other utensils will be available (plastic spoons, skewer sticks, paper towels, etc.).

Supplies you will need and that are not included in the workshop cost:

- 0.5” or 1” flat brush suitable for acrylic.  Smaller brushes of different sizes will also be helpful.

- A rubber tip implement if desired for subtractive techniques.

- A small palette knife or painting knife of desired shape.

Suggested colors: City Art will offer a kit of 1 oz colors below for $60.00 includes tax. 

Titan Buff (fluid or high flow), Van Dyke  Brown (fluid) or Sepia (high flow),Sap Green (fluid or high flow),Teal (fluid or high flow), Pyrrole Orange or Pyrrole Red (fluid or high flow), Phthalo Blue Green Shade (fluid or high flow), Black (fluid or high flow). Indigo (high flow). Dioxazine Purple (high flow)

The class fee is $95...Sign Me Up 

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor class with Esther Melton

Tuesday mornings 10:00 am 12:30 pm

6 weeks Nov 7 - Dec 12

Learn the basics of transparent watercolor in this 6 week class format. Painting techniques, composition, and color choices will be explored.This class will cover topics from materials, paint color choices and mixing, to effective ways to keep your paint application and color fresh, composition, and many other tips to enhance your painting skills. 

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up 

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