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Beginning Watercolor Summer Workshop with Barbara Di Martini
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Beginning Watercolor Summer Workshop with Barbara Di Martini

Tuesday, June 5th thru Friday, June 8th from 9am to 3pm (lunch break from 12-1)

Member:  $200.00 Non-Member: $220.00

Come and enjoy 4 days of instruction, demonstrations and painting.  This workshop is designed to introduce students to the theories and techniques of watercolor. Students will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, brushing techniques, as well as basic understanding of composition. 


Trans-Tribal: Sculptural Objects with Sun Smith-Foret

Saturday, June 9th 10am-5pm with lunch break from 12-1.

Member: $100.00 Non/Member: $120.00

Multi-media artist Sun Smith-Foret locates herself and her artwork in a rationally, emotionally, spiritually, and humanely arrived at multicultural future with roots in narrative tradition.

She will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the materials and ideas behind her current studio practice which is inspired by global contemporary basketry and non-Western tribal art forms, both functional and ritualistic objects.  Participants will construct personal artifacts, with an emphasis on textile construction methods of wrapping, tying, knotting, crocheting, stitching and bundling. 

General materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring objects from home, such as beads and found/treasured objects that can be incorporated into amuletic sculpture. Open to all skill levels.

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Trans-Tribal: Sculptural Objects with Sun Smith-Foret
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Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc
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Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc

Saturday, June 23 from 9am to 5pm with lunch break from 12-1

Member: $150.00 Non/Member: $170.00

Karen Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two NEA/MAAA awards, the 2007 SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award.  Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; Haas Arts Library Yale University; Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland.  She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Spain; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions.

Join us in the printmaking studio to experience the creative process and insightful mentoring of printmaker Karen Kunc.  Participants will use some pre-carved blocks and new carved blocks to learn approaches and tool handling.  Then we print monoprints from this collective block resource to layer in unexpected ways, to add color gradation blendings, and play with repetitions and registration options, including the kento.   We will print by hand and with the press, using water-based Akua inks and rollers onto good quality Japanese papers.   The goal is to create prints with the unmistakable graphic power and energy of the woodcut, while discovering characteristics and nuances of printing effects. Concepts for invention and good fun will be directed in a collaborative atmosphere.

Paper, ink and woodblocks are included in fee. St. Louis Artists' Guild has some woodcutting tools to lend, but students should bring their own if possible.  Download the supply list here. 

 


Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan

Saturday, July 21st 1-4pm

Members $50.00 | Non-Members $65.00 

In this workshop, students will learn to use brush, ink and watercolor and the authentic Chinese style to paint traditional Chinese Painting subjects, such as bamboo, birds & flowers. In particular, this workshop will focus on bird painting. You will experience how the different shades of black ink mixed with colors can create the magic harmony of yin and yang, tranquility and wonder. Participants will enjoy the spontaneity, simplicity and creativity of the medium and its deep philosophical meaning.

Painting materials: all painting materials (brushes, ink, rice papers, paints, and felt) will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own above materials. In addition, please bring some newsprint or drawing papers for doing practice.

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan: Bamboo, Birds and Flowers
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