a forum for students of acrylic and water based painting
Monday, August 15, 2011
Painting and Drawing Course Offerings @ VisArts
Introduction to Acrylic Painting*
Beginning to Intermediate
This course introduces the fundamentals of working with acrylic paint, basic color theory and techniques. Students are encouraged to examine art history as well as the contemporary art around them as they begin to define a personal artistic vision. Register here. Course may be repeated. Materials list is available upon confirmation or on our website.
September 12 – October 17
6:30 – 9:00 PM
October 24 – November 28
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Wonders of Water Media: An Open Studio
Intermediate and Advanced
Artists who work in acrylic, watercolor, gouache, collage, or any combination of water-based media are encouraged to participate in this new three week open studio. Participants will explore new ways to think about painting and will receive individual coaching and feedback on their creative projects. ALL WATER BASED MEDIA welcome. Materials will be based on each student's individual creative goals.
September 15 – September 29
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Workshops & Intensives
The Painted Collage Workshop
Many noted painters of the 20th century used collage to express their aesthetic ideals. Explore the creative possibilities of working with acrylic paint and mixed media / collage during this one and a half day workshop. A link to the materials list is posted on the right.
Saturday, September 10 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 11 1:00 – 4:00 PM
The Intuitive Line Workshop
Participants will explore new ways to think about drawing and mark-making during this one-day workshop. Drawing exercises will play with gesture, observation, texture, and contour. A materials list is available on our website or you can visit Oliver's course blog at http://visarts.org
Saturday, September 24
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Drawing & Painting with Ink
Participants will explore new ways to think about drawing, painting and mark-making with ink, pen and brush during this two-day workshop. We will examine the classical and contemporary use of ink wash and pen and ink drawing. Exercises will play with gesture, observation, texture, and contour. A materials list is available on our website .
Saturday, October 1 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 2 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Acrylic and Mixed Media Intensive
Many noted artists of the 20th century used collage and mixed media to explore new ideas and develop their aesthetic. Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile materials for painting with collage, assembling a montage and integrating found objects. Artists will begin the workshop experimenting with acrylic and collage techniques and refine their experiments throughout the weekend. These techniques also work well for assembling mementos and exploring the passage of time. A materials list is available on our website @ http://visarts.org
Saturday, November 5 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 6 1:00 – 4:00 PM
* acrylic painters who usually work with me in the mornings may note that I am not able to offer a morning course due to a scheduling conflict at VisArts. Please note that you can sign up for any of my weekend workshops and feel free to bring an acrylic painting that you have been working on or need help with!
I am also available for private consultations / tutorials. Please email me if you would like more information on this service.