WEEKEND WORKSHOP: HOW TO SEE AS AN ARTIST
Instructor: Meg Walsh
Two-Day Workshop: October 23 and 24
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $190 Members, $228 Non-members
In this “visual bootcamp,” students will complete a variety of fun exercises to give them a better understanding of color, value, and the compositional elements of painting. No finished work will be produced – this is a class for those who want to learn new ways of approaching a painting and the abstract elements of visual language. Meg will bring examples of each exercise and give quick demonstrations. Minimum 6, maximum of 10 students.
Supply List: How to See as an Artist
Instructor: Meg Nottingham Walsh
I recommend a palette with a cool and warm of each primary. It’s useful to have a transparent version of each primary as well, which I’ve incorporated in this list. This is just a general guide. If you want to bring extra colors or substitute your own palette that is fine. I just want you to be able to mix a wide range of colors.
Cadmium lemon (cool)
Indian Yellow (warm and transparent) or Hansa Yellow (warm and semitransparent)
Gold Ochre or yellow ochre
Cadmium Red Light (warm) or napthol red
Alizarin Permanent (cool, transparent)
Ultramarine Blue (cool and transparent)
Manganese Blue or Thalo Blue (warm and transparent)
If you don’t have these exact colors, please bring three primaries plus black and ochre. If you want to bring extra colors, that is fine.
We will be doing exercises rather than finished paintings, so you may want to work on inexpensive panels, gessoed paper, or a canvas pad (if you are using oils). Bring enough for four exercises each class—the sizes could range from 8×10 to 12×16. The first day we will use the smaller sizes for value studies.If you are using paper or unstretched canvas, you will need to bring tape and a backing board.
For oil I like bristle flats or filberts sizes 4-8
For oil painters, please use Gamsol, a container, and a small palette cup
(whatever size you normally use)
Rags or paper towels
Small sketchbook and pencil or pen
Please don’t hesitate to call, email or text me with any questions: email@example.com cell: 703-628-5826