Brenda J. Clark Painting Workshops Summer 2011: Adults and Children
Brenda J. Clark Painting Workshop for Adults: Summer's Bold Strokes
Cost: $300. To register for this class click here.
"No one may quite understand my color choices or my mark making. Yet, I hope that most people develop some feelings from my paintings, and that these feelings stir them to think, examine, and imagine. Such reflection is one of my artistic pursuits, while striving for a subliminal beauty of the paint stroke."
Come enjoy a two-day workshop of painting outside in natural light. The workshop will take place on the back lawn of the Brenda J. Clark Gallery overlooking the Suttons Bay harbor.
Acrylic paint will be used. It is water based and offers transparency and an opaque quality, while allowing for layering of brilliant color during composition. Students and the artist will investigate color observation of ordinary structures within sight, and translate these into mark-making. The days will offer discussion, experimental exercises and the composing of full paintings.
The class will take place from 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. for 8 people on July 25 and 26, 2011. All levels of artistic skill and understanding are welcome. Coffee will be provided. Bring a sack lunch and any other drinks that you prefer.
Painting board (to hold paper 22 x 30). Keep it portable.
Painting easel or fold up chair for propping painting.
Arches 300lb. paper (22 x 30), 3 sheets: Prefer hot press (smooth). Full sheets of paper will be available to be purchase at the gallery. Or, available at Michaels, art stores on-line, or local Business Helper in Suttons Bay.
Acrylic paints: Basic pallet recommended comprised of yellow, blue, red and white. No black paint. Golden, Winsor-Newton, Utrech. Or, bring what you use. Tubes of paint preferred over jars if possible.
1" Hog/Bristol paint brush (flat or filbert will work)
1" Painting tape or masking tape
Water jar with water
Water container for rinsing brush
Palette: A plain paper plate (doubled or tripled) works great. No styrofoam.
Be portable. Some walking to sites will occur if weather permits.
Download adult workshop info here: Summer's Bold Strokes July 2011
Brenda J. Clark Painting Workshop for Children: Painting Outback
Cost: $65 per day. To register for this class click here.
"Working hard, straight from the heart, real drama... In retrospect, I suppose that as a kid growing up in northeast Missouri, I soaked up many glimpses of the farmland around me while riding atop my pony, Colty. It was a perspective that I otherwise would not have known."
Come enjoy two hours of painting outside in natural light with glimpses of boats, the harbor, water and trees. The workshop will take place on the back lawn of the Brenda J. Clark Gallery overlooking the Suttons Bay harbor.
Acrylic paint will be used. It is water based and offers transparency and an opaque quality, while allowing for layering of brilliant color during composition. The casual atmosphere will offer discussion, experimental exercises and the composing of full paintings. Students will investigate color observation of ordinary structures, and translate into forms and color. Big paint brushes and thick paint will be used. Arches 300lb. paper will be provided along with paints.
The class will take place from 10:00 a.m. — noon for 8 students on August 1 and 2, 2011 (August 3 rain date).
Paints, paint brushes and paper will be supplied.
Fold up chair for propping painting.
Download children's workshop info here: Painting Outback July/August 2011