Sue Church Grant Art Workshop

SUE CHURCH GRANT WORKSHOP

“HOW TO GET A GLOW IN YOUR PAINTINGS”

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 ….10:00am -1:00pm

sponsored by Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council

Blount/Bridgers House

130 Bridgers St.

Tarboro, NC

823-4159…edgecombearts@embarqmail.com

Call or e-mail the arts council to receive further information concerning the class or to register. We will need a minimum of 6 students to hold the class, but the maximum number is 12.  $45 for members of the arts council and $60 for non-members .

check out SUECHURCHGRANT.COM for more information about the artist

 

In this workshop, we will examine how color choice, value and intensity

work to express the quality or effects of light.  Specifically, we will discover together the key color choices that allow our paintings to express strong illumination (the effect of bright sunshine) and luminosity or “glow” (the effect of light shining from or through an object).  In celebration of the Hobson Pittman  “food paintings” that will be hanging in the gallery at the time of the workshop, we will use various fruits as our painting subjects.  To maximize participants’ painting space, we will paint from photographs provided by the workshop leader and briefly discuss the limitations of photographs as source material.

 

Because this is a workshop about painting, there will be drawing support.  While the demonstrations and specific instruction will be done in watercolor, participants with experience in oil or acrylic mediums can paint with their preferred mediums and apply the principles. (Note: This workshop will not be able to “get you started” in these alternate mediums).  Also, to protect the gallery space, we will need to know if these will be your preferred mediums to cover your painting area.

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MATERIALS:

 

A NOTEBOOK, CAMERA to take notes, if you like

INEXPENSIVE PAPER AND SKETCH MATERIAL  to make small        value plans

PENCIL         PAPER TOWELS   WATER CONTAINER

140# COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAPER: 2 or3 11×15 (quarter sheet)pieces

NON-POROUS SUPPORT BOARD  at least one or two inches bigger than  11×15 such as plexiglass, masonite or foam core

MASKING TAPE OR CLIPS         ( bull dog clips or even food bag clips) to hold paper in place

QUALITY BRUSHES OF VARIOUS SIZES

PALETTE OR TRAY FOR HOLDING AND MIXING PAINTS

 

We will use transparent pigments to decrease the ability to paint “mud” in this class:  AUREOLIN, NEW GAMBOGE or INDIAN YELLOW, PERMANENT ROSE   or ROSE MADDER, QUINACRIDONE RED,

SAP GREEN, QUIN. GOLD.

 

Staining:

  PERMANENT ALIZARIN CRIMSON, PASSIONATE PURPLE (American Journey by Cheap Joe) or QUIN. VIOLET (non-staining)’

INDANTHRONE BLUE ( may substitute ultramarine blue which is non staining and will dry duller), PTHALO BLUE, PTHALO GREEN   

granulating:

COBALT BLUE,  MINERAL VIOLET (Daniel Smith), BURNT SIENNA

 

                                                                                                                       

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

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