Both beginners and seasoned artists are welcome to this Saturday workshop. A model, easels and drawing boards will be provided, but participants must bring their own paper and drawing media. Adam Brazil will be guiding instruction for those interested, but participants may also use this time to sketch freely. Registration is limited, so sign up early!
Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, conté crayon, kneaded rubber eraser, pencils (2h to 4b range), workable fixative - paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks.
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Instructor: Adam Brazil
Students will meet at Artworks for two consecutive Saturdays to discuss plein air drawing and painting, then will venture by bicycle to multiple locations each week to spend time drawing and painting the urban landscape. Then we will return to Artworks to review and critique the day’s work. The Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange will provide bicycles for students to borrow as well as bikes for sale. Jonathan Conner ("Lank") will be providing instruction, but students must bring their own materials.
Topics will include: drawing and painting techniques, the unique intricacies of plein air painting, composition on the page, drawing from life, and portable art mediums. When we arrive at each destination, the instructor will give a short demonstration, and then travel from student to student as they paint to give additional instruction and recommendations.
Suggested Supply List:
-Mixed media sketchbook or pad 11x14 or smaller
-Drawing tools (pencils, markers, pens)
-Painting Media (recommend watercolor, gouache or acrylic)
-Bicycle (can be provided)
-Plein air easel (very optional)
-Water for paint
-Water to drink
-Backpack or other storage system for supplies while riding bike.
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Instructor: Jonathan Connor ("Lank") is an artist, designer and educator from Hamilton, New Jersey. A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, Jon has designed artwork and signage for Whole Foods Market and created educational content for Utrecht Art Supplies. Jon currently works for Monmouth University and teaches drawing, two dimensional design, and digital media at Mercer County Community College. He is a founding member of the city beautification non-profit S.A.G.E. Coalition and has been working with the public art organization Albus Cavus since 2008, participating in public art and mural projects along the east coast.
Once titled “Watercolor Independent Study”, this supportive and inclusive group quickly evolved and became known as “Watercolor Anarchy”. Set up a still life, use your photos for inspiration - or - experiment with artistic ideas from your inner being. Work with basic watercolors, textured papers, collage, monoprints or layering and enjoy the flow of watercolor in a supportive and creative group setting. Each week the class finishes with a group critique that the "Anarchists" call ‘show & tell’.
*Please note that materials are not supplied in this workshop. Please refer to the suggested materials list below:
Paint: Winsor-Newton, SoHo or Grumbacher brands are preferred. Be sure to get watercolors and not gouche.
Warm Colors - Cadmium yellow medium, Cadmium red medium or deep, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Raw sienna or yellow ochre
Cool Colors - Aureolin or Lemon yellow, Alizarin crimson, Antwerp or Winsor (Pthalo) blue, Cerulean blue, Burnt sienna
Palette: Any plastic watercolor well that has wells for paint around the outside with a LARGE mixing area and a lid. A white enameled "butcher" tray or a dinner plate with plastic wrap will work.
Paper: 140lb cold press, suggested brands are Lanaquarelle, Arches and Waterford.
Brushes: 1" flat brush with beveled handle, #10 or #12 round, #5 or #6 round, 1/2" flat (synthetic or blended is fine)
Miscellaneous: Spiral bound sketchbook with heavier or watercolor paper, pencil, roll of masking or artist tape, sponge, water container (ex. leftover yogurt container), paper towels
Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle
Price: $50 (2-day workshop)