Experimental Painting Workshop

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Have you ever wanted to see the range of things you can do with your paints?  The possibilities will open you up and get you out of any rut.  From learning about traditional oil mediums to thick clear layers of glossy acrylics we will try it all.   We pour, brush, scoop, squeegee and soak.   Many of the processes are completely unpredictable and surprising.  Even if you only plan to paint traditionally this will show you ways to use your materials that you never dreamt of.

This workshop is located onsite at Miller School of Art in Georgetown ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

Prerequisite: none

10am-4pm

July 8th and 9th


Expressive Figure Drawing and Painting

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint from the figure without having to draw like Leonardo? Then this rigorous, but fun class is for you. Learn how to follow shapes, create space, and most of all compose your page, without painstaking proportions and measurements. We will use the model to look hard, but we won't be working towards 19th century realism. You will be composing and deconstructing on the fly, at a fast pace, alternating with very slow and deliberate observation. You can't be attached to the outcome, or even have any idea of what your work will look like when it is done. In fact your work will be “undone” if it gets predictable. This will be action packed 'process' with no possibility of staying in your rut if you have one.  You will be provided with a large canvas, paper, and drawing and painting materials.  Absolute beginners are perfect for this class as well as advanced artists.

This workshop is located onsite at Miller School of Art in Georgetown ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

Prerequisite: None

10am-6pm

July 22nd and 23rd



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Most classes are continuous; drop-in according to your schedule. See Enroll for details.