CINDY PROCIOUS WEEKLONG WORKSHOP
LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)
Nationally renowned painter Cindy Procious returns to The Compass Atelier for an incredible FULL WEEK of art, education, and fun! Cindy will run her very popular 5-day CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP. This year, the workshop will run Sunday-Tuesday, then take a 2-day break while students' paintings dry before returning on Friday-Saturday to bring them to conclusion. In the meantime, on Wednesday-Thursday, Cindy will host a PAINTING CHALLENGE where participants in this separately ticketed event try to stump our master with challenging subjects to paint. Cindy will work on a number of quick paintings throughout the 2 days, teaching through demonstration! Works may even be available for sale after...?
CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP
Sun-Tue, Sept 10-12 & Fri-Sat, Sept 15-16 10a-5p (only 4 spots left!)
Contemporary Still Life Painting is a week-long course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.
Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish. We will also learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to create more successful paintings.
Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up. Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil - from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.
Students will create their own complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice. Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.
Wed-Thurs, Sept 13-14 10a-5p
For the Painting Challenge, participants bring in challenging subject matter for Cindy Procious to paint from. She will select, compose, then paint a number of these subjects over the course of the 2 days. Teaching through demonstration is an excellent way to learn, even more fun when your materials are the subject. And at the conclusion of the Painting Challenge, works may even be made available for purchase. How fun to have an original work of art from Cindy Procious, one you have been involved with from conception through its execution.