ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTEL

MARCH 21-22, 2020

 

      Join me for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with soft pastels and mixed  media. During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction using multiple processes. Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.

     

 Sat- Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marin MOCA,  500 Palm Drive
(Studio is at :781 Hamilton Parkway, behind Beso Cafe)

  Fee: Members $225;  Non-members $250 (plus model fee of $40, paid to instructor)  Register online at www.marinmoca.org  Visa and MasterCard welcome.
Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, 500 Palm Drive, or in theclassroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway.

More info:  MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.

MATERIALS LIST:

Please bring $ 40 cash for the models fee.

This workshop involves creating artworks from a variety of materials. Artists acquire a great many supplies in their experiments with form and color. You will already have many of these materials.

Please note that the list below is a general reference list for your perusal.

Many items are optional and will be approached with ample demonstrations and discussion.

DRY MEDIA:

Graphite pencils and water-based graphite pencils or colored pencils
Black Rembrandt soft pastel
SOFT Chalk pastels  – A  good variety  is helpful
Black India ink /
Powdered Graphite   (optional)
Micron or other commercial marker pens

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON:

1st day- Large 18”x24” drawing pad and 2 or more individual sheets of  22″x30″sturdy drawing or  watercolor paper.

PRE-PRIME  1 SHEET  WATERCOLOR AND/OR DRAWING PAPER FOR PAINTING WITH WHITE ACRYLIC GESSO

2nd day Canvases, wood panels,( gessoed) or watercolor paper ( gessoed) (you choose)

PAINTS: White Gesso/ Black Gesso

Choice of acrylics and brushes( need not be expensive)
Brands: Golden ( liquid or tube) or Nova (purchase online from Nova Paints)

Suggested colors:
Hansa yellow med,
Scarlet lake,
Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose,
Magenta, Violet,
Ultramarine blue, Pthalo blue,

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

Acrylic gel medium – for  possible collage gluing
Hand pencil sharpener-/ 220 sand paper for sharpening/ Walsco Utility Knife
Throwaway thin plastic gloves and/ or dustmask
Scissors , Erasers- kneaded and hard plastic
Masking tape or artists drafting tape- 1 1/2 inch
Drawing board- large enough for 18”x24” paper ( foam core and clips preferable)
Paint palette ( roll of wax paper & cookie sheet will do nicely)
Cheap hardware store- chinese bristle brushes 1” 2 “ & / 3
Assorted scrapers and other improvised tools you may have
Other papers for possible collage use
1 pint 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Water Containers

 

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