Saturday - May 18 - John Walker
Acrylic paint is one of today’s most popular mediums and quite possibly the most versatile. Many people have requested workshop sessions devoted to acrylic painting and on May 18 the Brigantine Gallery will present a full day workshop with John Walker. Interest in acrylic painting keeps increasing as more and more people opt to use the water based medium due to its lack of toxicity and solvent smell, which can often be problematic in a home studio. If you want to learn more about the medium, if you want to discover strategies to improve your work, or maybe a just few tips to make acrylic painting easier and more enjoyable, than this will be a great workshop to attend. John Walker has been painting with acrylics for over twenty five years as a professional artist and illustrator creating work for national and international clients such as National Geographic, Random House, McDonald’s and The Bradford Exchange. His work has won numerous awards including inclusion in the Spectrum 15 art annual, and back to back “Best in Show” awards at the 2012 and 2013 Alliance of Fine Arts, Best of the Best exhibit. He was recently named a finalist in the 29th annual Artists Magazine competition in the Portrait and Figure category, and is currently showing as a juried participant in The National Art Premiere 2013, at the Elmhurst Art Museum. “During this workshop we will be discussing various processes I use when painting with acrylics; techniques like glazing, and layering color.The emphasis will be on methods, techniques and strategies to use when painting with acrylics. Discussions will include; acrylic materials and substrates, ways to blend acrylics, and how you can get a good likeness while allowing for creative freedom when painting. We’ll even talk about simple ways to demystify the painting of people and figures. Our subject will be a portrait, however, the strategies and working methods we will explore are every bit as applicable to landscape or still life painting.” Attendees will paint from a supplied photo. Materials list for the workshop. There is a pdf list of the materials and tools that I use to paint with available for download on my website. These are reprints of previous articles posted to my blog. You may find them beneficial especially if you are new to acrylic painting. Go to: www.WalkerBrushWorks.com On the Blog page, listed to the left will be the Downloads.
Sunday - May 19 - Tom Henrichsen
George Ceffalio will now be back to doing his still life - oil painting workshop the last Sunday of each month (with the addition of a 2nd workshop in April due to extra demand). He will also be having advanced, invitation only workshops each month.15th Oil painting (still life) workshop. 10 am-5pm $85 Reserve early!
Sunday - May 26 - George Ceffalio