intermediate_acrylic_painting_884_350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. Monday, August 13, 2018 to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Registration Fee: $285 / $260 if registering by April 1 *K-12 Educators: Earn 15 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here Join accomplished painter Brenda J. Clark for a studio-based acrylics workshop, focused on Expressionism. Participants will delve into imagery with a sense of boldness and spontaneity and learn to explore the emotional color response, rather than realistic color. Discovering the exciting possibilities of this approach to color will be a major component of this experience. Subject matter will vary from working from still life or your own photos, to stepping outdoors to capture immediate scenes. Drawing and some painting experience helpful. Time-limited painting exercises and more in-depth paintings can be expected. Smaller paper sizes of 8x10" to 12" will be used for warm ups, and larger paper sizes for afternoon paintings. All work to be completed on 300 lb. arches paper, if possible; canvas may be used on the last day. Energize your artistic style in this creative workshop! A suggested supply list is available to all registrants by clicking on the “supplies” tab. Faculty Brenda J. Clark Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Full-time artist and co-owner of the Brenda J. Clark Gallery Schedule Supplies Lightweight, portable easels or French easels will be available for each participant to use. Bring your own easel if preferred. The following supply list is provided as a guideline. Most supplies will need to be ordered. PLEASE NOTE that the instructor is very flexible regarding supplies and you are welcome to contact her with any questions. Participants will paint on heavy watercolor paper predominately. Canvas board or stretched canvas is recommended for two assignments. All brands of paper and canvas panels are acceptable. Suggestions as follows: 1 - Arches watercolor paper pad or block for warm up exercises. Smaller sheets. Heaviest is best 300 lb.) Hot press (smooth surface) if possible. 5 full sheets of 22" x 30" 300lb hot press arches paper (hot press preferred). Painting/drawing board (preferably wood) that accommodates the attaching of a full sheet of 22” x 30” paper. Extra drawing boards will be available. Acrylic heavy body paints. Tubes of paint preferred over jars if possible. Basic primary color palette comprised of any yellows, blues, reds and white you may have available. No black paint needed. Brand ideas: Golden, Winsor-Newton or Utrecht (or bring what you use). Color suggestions as follows: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Primary Yellow (If you only have one of these that is doable.) (Blues – all or one): Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue (If you only have one of these that is doable.) Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Light Red, Magenta Cadmium Orange Dioxazine Purple Titanium White-- bring pure color with no white added. Hog hair paint brushes work best. A flat or filbert bigger brush (approximately #10) or any large brushes you have available. A range of three larger brushes works great. 1" or wider masking or painting tape to secure paper. Water container for rinsing paint brush. Painting rags (cloth works best). At least 10 plain/standard “paper” plates for use as palette. No styrofoam or plastic plates.