|9/8/13“Training for the Revolution” BANKSY/FAIREYLearn how to make simple and multilayer stencils like graffiti artists Banksy and Shephard Fairey. All participants leave with their design on a t shirt.Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
|9/22/13“Calm and Collected” GIORGIO MORANDIPaint a still-life in the style of Giorgio Morandi. Students arrange individual still life to draw and paint during workshop.Giorgio Morandi (1890 –1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes.|
|10/13/13“Hey! That’s Me” CHUCK CLOSEPaint a self-portrait in the style of Chuck Close.Using grid method participants enlarge photograph.
Charles Thomas “Chuck” Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits.
|10/27/13“Wash” GEORGIA O’KEEFEExplore the creative potential of the watercolor wash.Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was an American artist who has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism. She created important works in charcoal, watercolor, and oil painting.|
|11/10/13“Frottage Anyone?” MAX ERNSTCreate imaginative compositions through the use of frottage.Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism. Constantly experimenting, in 1925 Ernst invented a graphic art technique called frottage which uses pencil rubbings of objects as a source of images.
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