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. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017 Registration Fee: $285 *K-12 Educators: Earn 17 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas as led by artist, Brenda J. Clark. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. Vivid, rich color methods of underpainting and layering of paint from washes to thick, buttery paint strokes (impasto) will be introduced. Drawing with paint to create a composition and composing with energy will also be taught. Paint application, color mixing and proper paper preparation will also be presented. Each morning the workshop will begin by painting on paper. Afternoon sessions will be dedicated to works on canvas to further explore technique and individual approaches. One morning may include a campus excursion to paint studies outside if weather permits. This class is intended for intermediate students, however all skill levels are welcome. 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 A French easel will be provided for each participant to use, however, you are encouraged to bring your own portable easel if convenient. The following supply list is provided as a guideline. All materials can be easily acquired at your local arts/craft store or online. 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 block (10 sheets per block) of 9" x 12" 300lb cold or hot press/or, full sheets can be torn to size during workshop. 2 - 3 full sheets of 22" x 30" 300lb hot press arches paper (hot press is preferable). Canvas board or stretched canvas, 16" x 20" or 18" x 24", acrylic primed Painting/drawing board (preferably wood) that accommodates the attaching of a full sheet of 22” x 30” paper. Extra drawing boards will be available for participants use. 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: (Yellows – all or one): Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Primary Yellow (Blues – all or one): Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue (Reds – all or one): Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Light Red, Magenta Cadmium Orange Dioxazine Purple Titanium White Hog or Bristol paint brushes (flat 1”, round #6, filbert or bright #10) or any large brushes you have available. A range of three larger brushes works great. Please note that the instructor is flexible on size, but larger is better. 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. Please contact email@example.com with any additional questions you may have about the supplies for this course.