|Painting Marathon with Elizabeth Awalt|
|Painters Can Be Printmakers – Without a Press! with Carolyn Letvin|
|Creative Woodcut Workshop: Using Stencil Monotypes with Julia Talcott|
|Gingerbread House Making 101 with Jo-Ann Lovejoy|
|Linoleum Printmaking Workshop with Coco Berkman|
|Drawing on the iPad with Procreate with Nancy Gruskin|
Painting Marathon with Elizabeth Awalt
Come paint all day and leave your critical voice at home. We’ll work from one still life throughout the weekend and explore a range of approaches while working quickly and losing ourselves in the process. The emphasis will be on loosening up your painting approach and on discovering new painterly techniques. There will be suggestions throughout the class for the entire group and individual help to support you to reach your own goals.
Elizabeth Awalt grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Boston to attend Boston College. As an undergraduate, she studied Fine Arts at Boston College where she returned to teach and became a tenured professor. She received her MFA degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by several fellowships including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo, and MacDowell and the Millay Colony. She has been the recipient of both a Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Painting and an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Saturday, November 16, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, November 17 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300
Painters Can Be Printmakers – Without a Press! with Carolyn Letvin
Painters Can Be Printmakers – Without a Press!
MEDIUM: OIL MONOTYPE
This one-day workshop will cover a printmaking process that any painter can use. Using your current painting supplies, (we’ll be using oil paint) and some simple tools, you can create beautiful, unique prints, without a press! The day will include classroom time for demonstration and critique as well as time for printing your own images. Tools needed for the printing process will be supplied. We will work from photos and by looking out the windows at Concord Art. Please bring your usual oil painting supplies and photographs from which you would like to make images.
(This workshop will include a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.)
Saturday, November 23, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $125 / NM: $175
Creative Woodcut Workshop: Using Stencil Monotypes with Julia Talcott
Creative Woodcut Workshop: Using Stencil Monotypes
Learn varied ways of creating layered images using a woodcut with stencils in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Carve in class, or better yet bring your own pre-carved image. Please note that only 3/8” thick blocks, of any size, can be used. 3/8” Shina plywood will available to buy in class, or buy it early ( http://www.imcclains.com ) and carve before you come! Please buy/bring recently sharpened quality woodcut tools. We will be using non-toxic Akua Inks.
Julia Talcott has been an artist as long as she can remember and has worked as an illustrator since 1985. Since that time she has also added printmaker and teacher to her resume. Julia currently teaches relief printmaking techniques at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, as well as the Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Her illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize, at the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. In 2014 she was awarded 1st prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA. Julia is a Boardmember of the Boston Printmakers http://bostonprintmakers.org, and represented by Bromfield Gallery http://www.bromfieldgallery.com.
Saturday, November 30, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $500 / NM: $550
Gingerbread House Making 101 with Jo-Ann Lovejoy
Gingerbread House Making 101
Since the 1600s, gingerbread has been associated with festivity, indulgence, and Hansel and Gretel! This hands-on workshop will explore the fascinating history of gingerbread and teach you how to bake, assemble and creatively decorate your own, totally edible, gingerbread house to be enjoyed for the holiday season. All participants will receive the secret family gingerbread house recipe to bake your own house pieces at home and then assemble at Concord Art with full instruction, among other enthusiastic classmates.
Thursday, December 5, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Linoleum Printmaking Workshop with Coco Berkman
Linoleum Printmaking Workshop
A weekend workshop exploring all the technical and aesthetic aspects of relief printmaking. We will carve an image into linoleum with Japanese cutting tools and then hand rub our prints using a handmade mat board template and a wooden “hockey puck”. All materials will be provided. Just bring your willingness to learn and an 8” X 10” [or smaller] drawing that you’d like to transform into a beautiful linoleum print. No previous printmaking experience is required.
(This workshop will include a separate materials fee paid directly to the instructor.)
Saturday, December 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300
Drawing on the iPad with Procreate with Nancy Gruskin
Drawing on the iPad with Procreate
MEDIUM: DIGITAL MEDIA / iPad
Turn your iPad into a portable art studio and create digital sketches, paintings and collages with the drawing application, Procreate. During this workshop, students will learn how to create a digital drawing from start to finish and will be introduced to the application’s virtual brushes and painting effects. Tips on making prints of your digital artwork and using Procreate to assist with traditional studio work will also be discussed. Students must bring their own iPad installed with the current version of the Procreate app (requires iOS 11.1 or newer) and have a basic familiarity with the iPad. The use of an Apple Pencil or other type of stylus is optional.
Saturday, December 14, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $125 / NM: $175