Mitch Castor-Working with the FIGURE
**We will be working with a Live MODEL
This is a structural method of drawing for successful results, which includes:
What you need to know about proportions/figural studies
- What you need to know about proportions/figural studies
- Composition control techniques
- Use of simplified straight lines
- Capturing angles for good gesture
- Attention to negative spaces
- Use of comparative measure
- Large to small mass approach
- Finishing with contours
18 x 24 drawing pad, Drawing pencils/erasers, Charcoal pencils/erasers
Christian Dore- Grandscapes https://www.christiandore.com
Work and be inspired with London born artist Christian Dore. His imaginative, intuitively explored and magical landscapes are filled with wonder and awe. You will start with a small 9 x 12 sketchbook and develop your sketches into a whimsical organic painting starting from a black gessoed surface.
Materials to Bring: 9 x12 sketchbook, canvas- max 20 x 20, Acrylic paints/unbleached titanium/black, Acrylic brushes
Kim Henkel- Copper Forged Bracelet
Kim Henkel moved here from Taos, NM for a taste of city life and the opportunity to work in a supportive art environment. Kim has instructed art for over 25 years, from the public schools to the university level. She has also been a Park Ranger in the National Parks for over 15 years. As a naturalist, art has been the channel in which her sculpture and jewelry evolve. Kim has worked in art foundries, involved in the cast iron arts community
Make a copper forged and twisted bracelet. Learn the basics of shaping, forging, bending metals as well as some basic soldering techniques. The magic of metal alchemy will come alive as you heat and hammer a thick copper wire into a twisted forged bracelet.
Materials to bring:
Water, safety glasses.
Please wear all cotton, long pants and no open toed shoes. Pull your hair back.
Materials Fee: $20.00
A kit includes Copper, expendable materials like the solder, Patina and Laquer. Each student will get one foot of #4 gage round copper wire. More will be available. As well as a smaller gage if they have time to make another bracelet.
Kim Anderson- Portals: Exits, Entrances & Shrines
A Clay workshop
Kim Anderson is a mixed-media and ceramic artist from Denver, CO. She studied at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with a BFA in 1994. Her work has been in many galleries and group exhibits, and in addition she co-owned Id Gallery from 2009-2012, where she curated shows along with showing her own work.
Using Low Fire Terracotta Clay the student artist will create Textural Reliefs of Spiritual Narratives through Portals and or inspired by the Tarot. The finishing techniques will also be demonstrated and students will have an opportunity to work with the process.
Materials to bring: Clay tools
Jacqueline Webster-Introduction to Tintypes
Learn the basics of the positive wet-plate collodion process in this intensive one-day workshop. We’ll discuss the history behind the process, then work hands-on making tintypes in the darkroom in a small group environment. We'll cover all of the basics: necessary equipment, safety, chemistry, coating and sensitizing the plate, exposure, development, and varnishing. Cameras, chemistry and all materials will be provided. Please bring a work apron and wear clothes that you won’t mind getting stained.
Limited to 6 participants
Jennifer Ghormley- Stencil Screenprint & Recycled Journals
Using an e-xacto blade and frosted mylar, participants will cut stencils by hand and create full color multi-layered screenprints. No industrial equipment or chemicals required! Mixed media can also be applied for added details and interest. Following that, we will transform the raw materials into recycled journals, utilizing a sewing machine to bind the books.
Materials Fee: $10.00