After several years of painting and teaching wax encaustics, Lee Butera will introduce students to this vibrant and addictive type of art. Learn how to safely melt and mix the many colors of the mixture of beeswax, pigment and resin onto a wooden support. Techniques include transferring images, monoprinting, etching and adding art tissue to the wax. Demonstrations with practice sessions comprise the morning; in the afternoon, students will design and complete a unique piece of art. There is a $15 materials fee and after March 1 the price of the class will be raised to $110. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10am to 4 pm. Students should plan to bring lunch.
In this hands-on workshop, Palden Hamilton will talk about, demonstrate, and teach his methods for drawing and painting people from life. The endeavor of working from a living, breathing subject is inherently engaging, frustrating, and potentially magical. The lessons learned can be applied when working from photographs or in other genres. Please join us at the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio to study nature’s most fascinating subject, the human form.
There will be live costumed models both days. Artists of all levels welcome.
Palden Hamilton, a product of the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Students League in New York, is known for his engaging teaching style and his ability to convey his holistic approach to portraiture and figurative art.
This workshop will encourage you to re-imagine the ways you design and paint flowers by exploring creative techniques that bring a “wow-factor” into your paintings. While working with solid design principles, color, shape, added textures, and the use of negative space, we will paint flowers supported by expanded color choices, textures found in stencils, stamps, and ink, and the use of geometric design as a background. Foliage will be seen in a new light and designed to be much more than a support to the colorful blossoms. Students will leave the workshop with a tool box of exciting new ideas to apply to future watercolor florals. Instructor will supply students with man hand-outs outlining all the techniques taught. Intermediate to advanced painters.
This 3 day studio class is designed to help you with finding your voice and gaining freedom in paint. We explore all of the characteristics that make a great painting: intent, paint, color, mark making, drawing, shape, edge, methods and materials and we do it at the fun size. 30×30 to 40×40 on the easel or on the floor. This class will start with the same processes as in all my classes, small studies to larger studies to big stuff. The big paintings are done with house paints, acrylics, tempera, whatever is cheap and plentiful. We also will be using different tools to create with; brooms, mops, sponges, brushes, squeegees etc.