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Art Alliance Of Central PA
We are most pleased to offer three workshops this summer with visiting artists:
Isabel Kumerz Workshop
The Spirit of Marks
Tuesday, May 28, 9 am - noon
Isabel will be visiting us from Barcelona and offering this
fascinating workshop later this Spring..
In this workshop we will use an eraser and charcoal to make
textures, blendings and shades, but more important, we will
create artwork following your intuition: a black and white drawing
from your inner self. The process of making marks and scribbles
will help you to express your emotions in the present moment, bringing out your inner state of mind
while creating a very powerful and personal artwork. Similar process it is also used in art therapy.
The fee for this workshop is $65 for members, $75 for non-members. Payment may be made
by check or credit card to the office, or through PayPal, below.
Watercolor From Within:
Techniques for painting the essence of nature
June 3 - 7
FULL - WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
With Barbara Nechis www.barbaranechis.com (Advanced Beginner - Advanced)
This workshop is for all who want to gain a deeper understanding of the creative
process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun, be intuitive and
inventive. We will not be using traditional rules and formulas but the emphasis will be
on concept, color and design. My inspiration comes both from nature and the inevitable
unpredictability of the watercolor medium. Both abstract and realistic forms will be
Barbara presents and demonstrates a different method or idea each day using
several techniques to show how to construct original paintings from both source
material and the imagination.
Topics include controlling paint on wet paper, under-painting, layering and adding
gouache. Critiques will approach problem solving upon the premise that there is
always a solution that can turn an unsuccessful painting into a successful one.
The class is limited to 16 students. The tuition is $500 for members and $550 for
non-members, for the week-long workshop. To hold your place in the workshop please
fill out and send the attached Registration Form along with the appropriate deposit
to the Art Alliance office. We will take payments via installment as long as the full
tuition is paid by April 18, 2013.
Payment(s) may be made by check, credit card, or through PayPal, below. If you are using PayPal, you may choose a partial, full, or balance payment.
Painting the Landscape in Oil, Acrylic, or Pastel
with Gabor Svagrik
August 5 - 8
Gabor Svagrik is a nationally known landscape painter and instructor at the Tucson
Art Academy and for workshops.
In this workshop we are going to put the emphasis on drawing, value, design, and
color. We will follow in that order through the workshop. The reason for this is because
lots of times students want to jump right into color and technique, but miss the
most important part in painting which is drawing, value and design.
Color is important but too often students skip over drawing, design and value to
get to color first and they are often disappointed at their results. Gabor will guide you
along doing thumbnails drawing, 2 and 3 color value studies then slowly drift in to full
color. Time will be spent on why certain designs work and others fail. Also he will be
doing color mixing for the class to show the students how and why he uses the paints
on his palette.
At the end of this workshop the students will walk away with a deeper
understating about how to approach your own works and how to achieve more
To see more of Gabor Svagrik's, work visit his web site at www.svagrikfineart.com
This 4-day workshop is limited to 15 students. Students may use oils, acrylics or
pastels. Tuition is $530 for members and $580 for non-members. To hold your place in
the workshop please fill out the attached Registration Form and send along with the
appropriate deposit to the Art Alliance office. We will take payments via installment as
long as the full tuition is paid by June 24, 2013.
Payment(s) may be made by check, credit card, or through PayPal, below. If using
PayPal, you may choose a partial or full payment.