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The “Support” Class for Painters: Painting Surfaces

2018 Margo Burian Support Class

The focus here will not be “what” we are painting, but rather what we are painting on! A variety of “supports” for painting will be discussed and samples will be provided so that students can develop a feel for how different surfaces react under their brushes. Discussion and demonstrations will include the pro and cons of various substrates for painting, how to prep paper and panels, and how to mount finished work on paper to panel. Please bring either oils or acrylics and be ready to make a series of timed, small, alla prima paintings from floral still life. Each student will receive a packet of “supports” to try within the context of the class.

Please note there is a $10 fee for a “sample” package of pre-prepared paper, 8” x 10” painting surfaces, including shellacked paper, gessoed paper, paper for oil painters, and raw canvas, payable to the instructor.

Margo Burian is an award-winning artist who maintains studios in Grand Rapids and Northern Michigan. She holds a BFA from Kendall College of Arts and Design. After a long career as a commercial illustrator, the transition to fine art was a natural evolution. She is best known for her iconic Northern Michigan landscape paintings in oil and acrylic. Heartfelt enthusiasm and creativity are the hallmarks of Margo’s teaching style. She approaches her classes with openness and encourages students to embrace their own innate creativity. www.Margoburian.net

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August 6, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States


Margo Burian

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