ZOEY FRANK – Color Through Still Life

April 8, 9, 10, 2019

Over the course of a three-day workshop we will make a series of color poster studies. We will work small (under 8 x 10”), and place down planes of color, simplifying away all the extraneous detail. Each study will be done in 3 hours and will explore a different approach to color. We will experiment with a warm/cool palette, a 3-color palette, complementary colors, high chroma, play with how one color might read as 2 different colors based on the relationships around it. We will talk about how color can be used to organize composition. The workshop will be taught through slide lectures, demos, and individual and group critique. 

ZOEY FRANK was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. She completed four years of classical atelier training under Juliette Aristides at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and received an MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Zoey has received numerous honors and awards, including an Elizabeth Greenshields grant in 2013, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, scholarships from the Albert K. Murray foundation, the Stacy Foundation and the Art Renewal Center.  Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, the International Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art, among other publications.  

Full cost of this workshop is $520. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Please contact artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com with questions or to register.

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Structure and Speed – Landscape painting w/ PETER SCHROTH

Summer 2019, specific dates coming soon

Emphasizing simplicity of structure and speed of execution this outdoor landscape class is for all levels. The beginner can benefit from the review of fundamentals regarding composition and gesture, while the more experienced may refresh and renew their approach.

The plein air ‘quick study’ is a practice  that can be an end in itself or a tool to support indoor studio practice or extend one’s understanding of both subject, medium and technical range.

 

KEN KEWLEY – Collage for Painters

September 16, 17, 18, 2019

We will paint the easiest way possible. By means of collage. We will begin with pure abstraction. Making shapes, and arranging these into multiple compositions. Arrangements that excite us. These will be scanned and printed, again and again, each time adjusting them through additional collage. From there we will begin to invent subject using similar abstract shapes. Then, using similar methods, we will work on reproductions of what we do, applying painted paper to prints to adjust the shapes. Alteration, repair, whatever term you prefer. We will rework our own work, masterworks, and works of our fellow artists. It is the underlying abstraction, be it a thing, a place, a person, that must excite. It is what needs to be strengthened. To further understand our paintings, we will recreate them as sculptures using corrugated cardboard and then work from these. Everything adjusted and readjusted via a scanner/copier. All in the belief that with a little alteration, what we might have discarded, can become our best work.

“I tend to like paintings where the abstraction is strong. By this I mean that the paint, the colors and shapes, are distinct, like strong actors in a play. Going towards abstraction does not mean going away from representation, from realism. It is more like describing something real by other means than illustration. It is like describing an apple with your hands, forming the shape in the air with your hands, by enclosing an imaginary object with two hands. You do not try to make your hand look like an apple. Paint takes over the role of the hands and does not hide the fact that it is paint. Painting is talking with the hands made permanent.”         Ken Kewley

KEN KEWLEY graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a night watchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1980-1990. In New York his work has been exhibited at Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Pavel Zoubok. He teaches workshops and lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, he has given his workshops in art schools, universities and museums both in the United States and Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Sun, ARTnews, and the New York Observer and included in many private and public collections. The artist and his workshops were featured in the December 2017 issue of Artist’s Magazine.

Full cost of this workshop is $600. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Contact artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com with questions or to register.

PAINTERLY MONOTYPES

June 21, 22, 23, 2019       Boulder, Colorado

Open to all levels/abilities. Using Akua nontoxic, water-soluble inks and mixed-media elements, participants will learn the basics of monotype printmaking. Demonstrations will include additive and subtractive methods as well as the use of stencils, chine colle, collage, layering, working with ghost images, and plate and paper registration. Incorporating mixed-media elements such as watercolor crayons, pastels, and drawings will be encouraged. Each participant will have lots of work time and the opportunity to play, experiment and go home with a portfolio of original prints. All prints will be hand-pulled with a pin press.

Most materials will be provided – inks, additives, stencil material, plates, tools, cleaning supplies, and much more. There will be a short materials list for participants as well.

Instructor: Cara Luneau’s statement:

As a painter, I experienced a printmaking revelation a few years ago in Mexico. Since that time, I have become immersed in printmaking studio work with the help of several master printers. With a background in painting and drawing I presently work in monotype, painting, collage, and as the founder, administrator, and host of Art Workshops Boulder. I studied drawing and painting as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire and have continued studies with numerous wonderful and gifted artists in workshops and privately.  

Full cost of this workshop is $350. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. Refund policies can be found on this website. Please contact artworkshopsboulder@gmail.com with questions or to register.