The Polasek Museum is proud to offer a variety of programs and workshops:
Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, and 20.
Learn and experience the health benefits of performing Chair Yoga:
• Increase strength and mobility for daily life– Stay active and independent
• Enhance flexibility and body awareness
• Improve balance and coordination
• Increase your ability to de-stress and relax
• Enhance your vitality and well being
All classes will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring water.
$15 Per individual class– drop ins welcome
OR Register today and pay in advance for $30 discount!!!
Non-Members: $60 for the entire 6-week course
Museum Members: $55 for the entire 6-week course (proof of membership required)
Workshop: The Art of Brushmaking
Sunday, November 8, 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is limited!
We are offering an exclusive one-day, hands-on workshop with internationally renowned ceramic artist and brush maker Glenn Grishkoff. Discover the techniques behind this a new take on an old-world technique, infused with modern elegance. These are no ordinary brushes, but exquisite works of art!
You will have the opportunity to make 8 to 10 brushes that can be used many different ways, including ink or watercolor onto paper surfaces, ceramic applications, batik to cloth surfaces, and acrylic and oil painting on canvas. A variety of brush sizes will be created during the workshop exploring various size brush tips, from small to large, and unique handle construction methods. There will be a slide lecture and demonstrations of construction methods involved in making brushes, including knot-tying, epoxy mixing, cutting and wrapping hairs and methods to create brush handles. Participants will work with a variety of hairs, including buck tail hair, moose hair, horse hair, rooster hackle, broom corn straw and additional types of hairs. You are also encouraged to bring beads, found objects, or any other material from home that could be used to embellish your brush.
This workshop will include all needed workshop materials, including a large assortment of quality hairs,
wax linen threads, epoxy, bamboo, and a variety of hardwoods, rope sections, the use of saws and cutting devices and other needed supplies. At the end of the workshop Glenn will have both his brushes and brush making kits for sale. To view his work, and to watch a video of a recent brush making workshop, visit his website at www.grishkoffworkshops.com
Class will take place in the newly openly Historic Capen House on site at the Polasek Museum. Classes will be held rain or shine and please wear comfortable clothing that is “art friendly.” All skill levels welcome!
The morning session will feature detailed painting demonstrations using handmade brushes, material explanations and the construction of the first brush. The class will then break for a 30 min lunch in the gardens! Feel free to pack a beverage or sack lunch and enjoy our sculpture gardens. Refrigerator in the Capen House will be available for students to use. During the second session from 1-5pm, you’ll create several additional brushes of various sizes and learn advanced brush making techniques. Participants will learn how a handmade tool differs from a store purchased tool, how materials found in nature can be transformed into making art and how handmade brushes create dynamic one-of-a-kind brush marks. Take home all the gorgeous brushes you create and treat yourself or gift them to friends and family.
Museum Members: $145 (proof of membership required)
Workshop: Oil Painting
Three day Capen-Showalter House Interior and Plein Air Painting Workshop
Monday, November 9, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm each day
Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is limited.
Museum Members: $365 (Proof of Membership Required)
If you were inspired by The Winter Park Paint Out or have always wanted to learn how to paint, The Albin Polasek Museum is excited to offer a 3-day workshop taught by nationally acclaimed artist Stacy Barter. Learn how to capture the light and color you see by painting from what is right in front of you! Study relevant methods of composition with indoor studio time focused on interior spaces in the Historic Capen-Showalter House onsite. You can set up in our stunning sculpture gardens on Lake Osceola for incredible plein air options also. Class will begin with a demonstration and discussion on composing a powerful focus, followed by lots of one-on-one instruction, including assistance while students work on their canvases. This Interiors/plein air workshop is suitable not only for beginners “in training” but also for advanced level artists who are looking to hone their skills. Turn your painting enthusiasm into talent!
Classes will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing that may get stained. Beginners may want to have a painter’s apron or smock. Each artist needs to bring their own portable painting easel and palette (and please, no perfume). Bring all materials on the “Recommended Materials List” below, sunscreen, hat, water, comfortable shoes and a sack lunch, if desired. There will be a one hour break midway through the day, when you are welcome to go off campus and grab a quick bite, or enjoy your sack lunch in the gardens before you return for the afternoon session.
SUPPLY LIST FOR OIL PAINTING CLASS:
Flats or Filberts (bristle): #3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, (Several in each size, more of the 4, 5, 6 sizes)
Example: Robert Simmons brand for simple hog bristle which are all you need.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING WHATEVER YOU LIKE, however make sure they are NOT all small in width and the bristles are pliable and not stiff with old paint or badly frayed
PLEASE NO STUDENT GRADE PAINT OR HUES
(Rembrandt brand or Windsor and Newton Artists’ Oil Colour, but bring whatever you like)
Cadmium Yellow Deep or Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light or Cadmium Red in Windsor and Newton Artists’ Oil Colour
Transparent Oxide Red or burnt sienna
French Ultramarine Blue Deep
Titanium White or whichever white you prefer
Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder Deep
Cobalt Blue (optional)
Ivory Black (0ptional)
Viridian Green (0ptional)
Neo Megilp by Gamblin, a modern replacement for Maroger. Bring whatever you prefer, something with nice viscosity, not too sticky and not a drying accelerator. Simply using Turpenoid is sufficient.
Odorless Turpenoid ONLY
PAINTING SURFACE – Oil or gesso primed canvas or canvas boards.
SIZES: bring a RANGE of sizes examples: 5 x 7, 6 x 8, 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 12 x 16 up to 16 x 20 at the largest. I find it best to bring in a variety of sizes so you can choose one the best fits your set up or subject. Working small is recommended for outdoor painting.