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Painting Boldly with Acrylic Paint
Students will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on heavy watercolor paper. Subject matter will be the Thoreson Farm building structures and landscape with varied study methods mixed into the exploration. Painting outside, weather permitting, will be a focus of this workshop. Vivid, rich color methods of underpainting and layering of paint from washes to thick, buttery paint strokes (impasto) will be introduced. Drawing with paint to create a composition and composing with energy will also be taught, along with paint application, color mixing and proper paper preparation.
Sessions will be dedicated to exploring technique and individual approaches. Create one to two completed paintings per day. Although this class is intended for intermediate students, all skill levels are welcome.
Brenda J. Clark is a full-time artist and co-owner of the Brenda J. Clark Gallery. The gallery is in its tenth season and represents only her work. Brenda paints with acrylic on paper, wood, and canvas in all sizes. Her paintings begin and end on location (outside) 99% of the time. Clark taught in the Department of Art at Michigan State University from 1989-1999. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University. Brenda’s website is at www.brendajclark.com.
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Workshop Dates: August 10, 11, & 12 | Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm