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Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch, April 20-22, 2018
$350 Members • $380 Non-members
We are very excited that colored pencil artist Kristy Kutch will be visiting us in April of 2018! She is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil and her DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit are available at North Light Shop. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, and supportive classroom atmosphere.
In this workshop, Kristy will teach fascinating “painterly” techniques for both “traditional” (waxy) and watercolor pencils, as well as watercolor wax pastels (artist-grade watercolor crayons). Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies. You will be able to explore a wide variety of surfaces generously provided by Stonehenge, Strathmore, Ampersand and Armadillo Art companies and MANY samples of papers, pencils and more will be distributed. We’ll even provide a tote bag for all your goodies. (You will need it! We’re not exaggerating!)
Day One is devoted to basic waxy colored pencil on white surfaces such as Bristol board, Stonehenge paper, 4-ply museum board, etc. (samples provided).
Day Two involves colored pencil on toned surfaces, such as Art Spectrum Colourfix paper and Ampersand Pastelbord (samples provided). Techniques for heat-blending with a heat gun and brush-blending with a stencil brush or pastel blending brush will also be covered.
Day Three includes watersoluble techniques with watercolor pencils as well as watercolor wax pastels (samples provided for students).
Kristy Kutch is a graduate of Purdue University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, as well as a life license in teaching. She has taught colored pencil/watercolor pencil workshops nationwide, sometimes combining the two types of colored pencil for aqueous effects and intensely rich color. Having worked in colored pencil since 1986, she enjoys portraying flowers, fruit, and the Indiana Dunes and its Lake Michigan beaches. She is a Charter Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Artist statement: Growing up in a creative family, I always had the freedom to experiment, make a mess, and generally putter around and entertain myself. My father was a gifted sketcher and used to draw cartoons for our family as entertainment. From the time I was very young, I remember feeling that it was “the ultimate” to have blank paper and fresh crayons – or maybe a set of Prang watercolors.
I enjoy looking at a common scene or subject and probing more deeply to see it at an uncommon angle or from an arresting point of view. Dramatic contrasts of values also appeal to me, and I can get lost in the joy of carefully applying my colors and seeing something literally burst forth from the paper in startling three-dimensionality.
Teaching workshops throughout the country has added a new dimension to my art. The elementary school educator in me still enjoys seeing the enthusiasm when demonstrating or sharing a drawing concept. I learn from and with my students, delightful groups of people from all walks of life. Patience is well-rewarded with the satisfaction – and yes, fun – of beholding that developing art, both for them, and for me.
For more about Kristy, go to her website.
Make a deposit or pay in full with your credit card via PayPal below. You may also download the form here and mail with your check. All deposits will be refunded if the workshop does not run. You may cancel 8 weeks before the workshop for a full refund.
Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking
March 10-11, 10 am – 3 pm
A Two-Day Workshop
$150 Members/$180 Non-Members
Please register by March 2, to ensure that workshop will run.
Relief printmaking is any technique where parts of the design are cut away (the negative), and the remaining part (the positive), is printed. Ink is applied by using an brayer or roller on the surface and printed by hand. We will work with a 4” x 6” size so that it can also be used for cards. Through demonstrations, we will explore one color, multiple colors and reduction as time permits. This workshop will use eco-friendly, water-based inks on linoleum, Soft-Kut, Mastercut or similar.
This seemingly naïve and childish medium can be very sophisticated. Picasso, Matisse, and many other famous artists experimented with relief techniques. Let your creative juices flow in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere.
Materials list provided at registration.
To register, you may pay securely with your credit card via PayPal or download the form and mail with your check.
About Stephanie Navon-Jacobson: As an artist, I am always observing the world around me. Whether floral, landscape, animal, or figure, abstract or realistic, my images always go back to nature. I am first and foremost a printmaker, although I work in other mediums, too. I am a printmaker who paints, rather than a painter who prints.
I was originally attracted to printmaking in college. I loved the studio community aspect as well as the various techniques. I like to experiment with various techniques. The possibilities seem endless. I also like the element of surprise each time you pull a print.
It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or to teach experienced artists a new technique and watch their enthusiasm as they ‘get bit by the printmaking bug.’ Printmaking is such a versatile medium. It can stand alone or be incorporated with other mediums such as oil or watercolor. I encourage my students to add printmaking to their artistic arsenal and incorporate it with their other artistic endeavors.
Painting from Life Workshop
with Max Ginsburg
Three Day Workshop: May 4-6, 2018 9 am – 4 pm
Plus: Three-Hour Demo: Thursday May 3, 6-9 pm
FULL – WAITING LIST WILL BE TAKEN
In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing. The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters. Max will critique each student’s painting daily, give painting from life demonstrations, and give talks about contemporary and traditional art in relation to the paintings we are doing in this workshop.
* Live models daily
* Studies and long poses
* Ginsburg critiques and demonstrations daily
* Discussion of the concepts and procedures CONCEPTS EXPLORED
* Capture the unique character of the model
* Observing form and proportions carefully
* See color as form, using warm and cool colors
* Consider the illusion of depth
* See and paint the relationships of form
PLUS: 3-Hour Painting Demo and Lecture, Thursday May 3, 6-9 pm
In the first hour, Max will lecture with a slide show about his work and process.
For the final two hours, Max will demonstrate and speak about his technique as he paints from a live model. Click here to register for Demo/Lecture ONLY.
BIO: Since 1953, Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries, won various awards, and his paintings are a part of many museums and private collections. In the years 1980–2004, Max was a prominent illustrator for major publications. Long admired as a teacher, Max taught from 1960–1982 at H.S. Art & Design, 1984-2000 at the School of Visual Arts, 2008–present at the Art Students League and has conducted many workshops around the U.S. and abroad. In 2011 he published his book, Max Ginsburg – Retrospective.
$600M/$630NM Tuition for this workshop includes admission to Demo and Lecture on Thursday May 3 and model fee.
Make a $150 deposit and reserve your spot. You may cancel 8 weeks before the workshop for a full refund.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL – PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR WAITNG LIST. There is still room in the demo on May 3, 2017 6-9pm. Click here to register for the DEMO ONLY.
Max Ginsburg Painting Demo and Lecture
Thursday May 3, 2018 6-9 pm • $40
Max Ginsburg will kick-off his workshop weekend with a three-hour demo and lecture about his work and his process.
In the first hour, Max will lecture with a slide show about his work and process.
For the final two hours, Max will demonstrate and speak about his technique as he paints from a live model.
Limited to 25 people total.
If you are taking the workshop, this evening is included in your tuition.
To register for the workshop, click here.
Bio: Since 1953, Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries, won various awards, and his paintings are a part of many museums and private collections. In the years 1980–2004, Max was a prominent illustrator for major publications. Long admired as a teacher, Max taught from 1960–1982 at H.S. Art & Design, 1984-2000 at the School of Visual Arts, 2008–present at the Art Students League and has conducted many workshops around the U.S. and abroad. In 2011 he published his book, Max Ginsburg – Retrospective