Workshop: The Art of Marbling
March 22, 2015
Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is limited
Museum Members: $100 (Proof of Membership Required)
The morning session will feature “marbling basics,” and you’ll try paper applications from 10 am-12:30, followed by a 30 min break in the gardens (feel free to pack a beverage or sack lunch). During the second session from 1 – 3 pm, you’ll create a custom silk scarf.
All classes will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing that may get stained.
“Marbling” is an ancient paint or ink technique that has been used for centuries in Turkey, Japan, and Europe to decorate paintings and books. The method involves dipping paper or fabric, into a liquid bath where the swirled ink designs are created on top of the surface. It is called marbling because the earliest European designs resembled the veins in marble. You will discover the secret that artisans guarded closely for hundreds of years as instructor Dan Tilstra illuminates the history and process of marbling. You will be fascinated and delighted by how easily you are able to create stunning works of art! Explore color and pattern while you create one-of-a-kind treasures. Anyone of any age or skill level may participate, as it’s rewarding for first-time artists and those who are creatively advanced.
All materials and tools will be provided for this class. Each student will get to take home several works on paper suitable for framing and a custom made silk scarf. Wearable art is the perfect gift for someone special or a nice treat for yourself. Sign up with family or friends and make memory while you make art! The workshop will be held in a covered, outdoor classroom with views of the beautiful Polasek gardens. Let nature inspire you!
Workshop: Oil Painting
Three day Capen-Showalter House Interior and Plein Air Painting Workshop
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 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.