Let’s dissect some masterpieces!

There’s a reason that ‘famous’ paintings are given the title of ‘masterpiece.’ The artists that painted them were great designers, with a strong understanding of balance, proportion, and how shape and color fit into the overall equation. No matter what medium you work in, creating those powerful structural building blocks in your work shouldn’t be ignored.

Join me in a series of classes where we will dive deep into a select group of these masterpieces. In each session we will observe, discuss, and dissect a single masterwork painting. We will be doing a lot of drawing and painting, in addition to a lot of discussion.

A basic understanding of drawing and painting (in any medium) is recommended. Beginners are always welcome and you don’t have to have taken Biology of Art 101.

Dates: Monday, Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 05, 112
Time: 6 to 8:30 PM EST
Cost: $185
Location: Zoom

September 24, 2022

The monotype is a thrilling process that itself is simple and direct. Ink is applied to a printing plate and the inked image is transferred to paper. That moment of reveal, when we pull our print, which is a mirror image of our original drawing, is thrilling! Every time. It offers us exciting new ways to consider marks, layering, composition and more.

I will start with a demonstration and then we will explore basic mark-making techniques and learn how to pull prints using a wooden spoon. We will also use the press in my studio. A still life will be our subject matter. Some experience with drawing is helpful but not absolutely necessary. This isn’t a messy process but still take care with what you wear. 

11:00 -12:00:
•  Arrival/Introduction
•  Demonstration

12:00 – 1:00
•  Try a variety of ways to apply and manipulate ink
•  Learn to pull a print by hand, and on a press

1:00 -1:30:
Lunch break. Please bring your lunch

1:30-3:30: Individual printmaking using a simple still life as source. There should be time for you to make 2-4 prints.

3:30-4:00: Review of our work, cleanup

Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Cost: $145 (All materials included.)
Location: Royce Deans Studio at Cedar North TC
2312 E. Kasson Road, Cedar, MI

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