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Workshops


Golden Workshop, Denver, Friday, May 5, 2017 

Masters of Pattern and Dots: Vance Kirkland to Aboriginal Painters

Friday | May 5 | 10:30am-3pm
Instructor: Mary Morrison, Golden Working Artist artist website
Fee: $75 includes all Golden paints & mediums
Washington Street Community Center, 809 So. Washington St., Denver

In this workshop we will look closely at Colorado artist, Vance Kirkland's dot paintings, interpret his techniques for our own uses, creating pattern and texture with acrylic paint. While Kirkland's paintings referenced space and star formations the Aboriginal painters are telling stories with their intricate dot patterns. See the variety of methods to apply paint dots of various sizes, from markers to squeeze bottles to sticks! We will also create patterns on our papers with alcohol resists and foam rollers. With dots as our theme, we can explore a wide range of ideas, tools and surfaces...paper, canvas and acetate. You can even work on top of photographs as your base image. No, it's not a slow process! We can move pretty quickly to see the patterns emerge using fluid paints and acrylics inks. All paints and squeeze bottles provided.

To register and for more information contact morrison.mary@live.com.


Golden Workshop, Denver, Friday, May 19, 2017 

Gelli Plate II: with Acrylics and Watercolor

Friday | May 19 | 10:30am-3pm
Instructor: Mary Morrison, Golden Working Artist artist website
Fee: $75 includes all Golden paints & mediums
Washington Street Community Center, 809 So. Washington St., Denver

If you've taken this workshop before...this is about some new ideas not previously covered. This workshop is great for beginners and professional artists alike! We will work with Gelli Plates and Golden's acrylic paints...Open, Fluids and watercolors. We will work on canvas, paper and National Geographic altered pages. See how leaves, grasses, found textures like bamboo mats, bubble wrap and collage work with this quick, easy process. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool! Great tips for altered books, journaling, cards, or finished art pieces on canvas or paper.

All Golden paints and mediums are provided, as well as brayer and Catalyst tools for mark making, and Deli papers. Participants will need to bring a 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" (6" x 6" or 8" x 8" is fine too) Gelli plate.

To register and for more information contact morrison.mary@live.com.


Art in the Aspens Workshops 

Art in the Aspens 2017 Workshops

Study with some of the best instructors in the country. We offer all-inclusive workshops; tuition, meals, appetizers after class and happy hour libations as well as wine with dinner including private comfy lodging with private baths. Or students may choose a class with discounted lodging, where artists are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. Plein Air and studio workshops are offered in a variety of locations in Colorado.
Art in the Aspens>

Gregg Kreutz | Applying the Essentials of Oil Painting | April 23-28 | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

Kim English | Figure & Landscape Oil/Watercolor/Acrylic | May 7-12 | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

George Strickland | How to Paint an Idea Plein Air Oil | May 28-June 2 | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

Michael J. Lynch | Inspired & Intuitive Painting Plein Air Oil | June 18-23 | Cotopaxi, CO | supply list>

Howard Friedland | Sharpening your Fundamental Plein Air Landscape Painting Skills Oil | August 13-18 | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

David Santillanes | Capturing the Atmosphere 4-Day Plein Air Oil/Acrylic | September 3-8 | Cotopoxi, CO | supply list>

Dennis Perrin | Exploring the Perrin Method of Painting Oil | September TBA | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

Michelle Torrez | Express Yourself Oil/Pastel/Watercolor | October 8-13 | Pueblo, CO | supply list>

Click here for registration information or contact Marty Brens at info@artaspens.com or 719.545.2795 for more information.


Strathmore Online Workshops thru December 31, 2017

Strathmore 2017 Online Workshop Series

Workshops continue through December 31, 2016

Learn techniques from experienced artists through online videos and downloadable instructions. Get inspired from other students in Strathmore's virtual classroom. Keep motivated with ideas and tips from our instructor.

Workshop 1: Brush Lettering and Watercolor
Instructor: Jess Park
Start Date: March 6

Workshop 2: Techniques in Pastel Art
Instructor: Amy Pearce Stone
Start Date: May 1

Workshop 3: Ethereal Mixed Media on Toned Paper
Instructor: Georgina Kreutzer
Start Date: September 4

To register by creating a student account or to log in click here>


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