Expanding the Palette Workshop

Enriching paint with mixed media

July 8 – 13, 2012

Level: Open with basic drawing/painting skills
Tuition: $495|Lab Fee: $25

On the Campus of Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Expanding the Palette

I’ll be teaching a workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts the week of July 8-13th. The workshop is called “Expanding the Palette” and I have been excitedly planning five days of sharing what I’ve learned about using gold leaf, texture and collage elements in paintings. Here’s the course description:

From the imprints left behind from the hairs of Rembrandt’s brush to the paint tube caps hidden in a Jackson Pollock canvas, paintings come to life unexpectedly when they incorporate traces of the physical world. This workshop will allow participants to explore and create with a wide range of materials. We will explore both traditional and contemporary mixed media additions to 2D painting, creating presence in unexpected ways. Exercises will include using texture as a drawing element, techniques from the decorative arts such as stenciling and gilding, and physical additions to the paint itself.

For more information and to register, go to www.cullowheemountainarts.org or give them a call at 828.342.6913.

Classes will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University- not too far from Asheville, NC, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the site of the fabled Black Mountain College. I hope you can join us there!