Monday, September 28, 2015

Art Students League Mixed Media Workshop & More!


Creating Color Field Paintings & Using Drip Technique
utilizing mixed-media approaches demonstrated in the workshop
I had an amazing time teaching this past weekend at The Art Students League of New York. The artists that attended came from all over the world...even as far away as Egypt and Japan! The last workshop I did at the league in New York the farthest artist attending came from Trinidad. I absolutely love the outreach that an art institution such as the league has to offer. 

We had a full class and lots of fun making art! The work that was created by the artists attending was incredible! So, I thought  I'd share some of the work in-progress with you.  Check out the work posted and all the different visions that were inspired by mixed-media!

My hands-on workshop called Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed-Media is created as a continuation of my book Experimental Painting.  Both the workshop and the book investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. 


Creating Mixed-Media Painted Backgrounds 
utilizing many of the techniques demonstrated 
in the two-day workshop

Throughout the workshop in New York City at The Art Students League, many exciting  demonstrations were shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Most artists walked away with lots and lots of ideas spinning in their heads as to what is possible with mixed media.

Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques were covered, including employing alternative working grounds, using custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture, utilizing innovative mixed-media techniques to create intriguing effects and much much more. It was a productive workshop and fun was had by all!

My NEXT WORKSHOP at the Art Students League is scheduled for: 

Sat/Sun Sept 10-11th, 2016 from 10am-4:30pm
If you were not able to come to New York City to attend, no worries. I  have several workshops coming up online. They start in January 2017 so mark your calendars.





 Mixed-Media Painted Backgrounds using techniques learned in the workshop
If you love mixed-media, mythology and painting the figure, you  will enjoy my six week workshop FIGURE PAINTING IN MIXED MEDIA: The Mythical Realm

Mixed-Media Painted Backgrounds using techniques
 learned in the workshop
The mythical figure has inspired artists for centuries. Let it inspire you too! This highly informative online workshop will explore experimental approaches to painting the mythical figure in thematic fantastical settings, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques. Topics will include drawing and painting the fantastical figure, altering and restructure facial features and body proportions to create believable characters as well as painting magical landscapes and environments using mixed-media techniques.

All assignments will encourage in-depth research and exploration into a multitude of mythological, cultural and historical sources. Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Celtic, Norse, East Asian, African and Native American mythology, legends, fairy tales and folklore are just some of the areas of prospective interest. Artists are also encouraged to develop their own mythological stories to illustrate. We will focus on the creation of message-driven art through the use of symbolism, metaphor and allegory as well as anagrams, visual puzzles and hidden messages. The use of story boarding for narrative works in series whether for a gallery wall, book layout, video presentation or online experience will also be discussed. Other topics will include the use of costuming, decorative motifs and ornamentation, cultural iconography and architectural detail in works of the mythical realm.
Wonderful Exploration of Painting &
Mixed-Media Techniques learned in the workshop
Playing with many of the Mixed-Media
Painting Techniques demonstrated in the workshop


Lots of great mixed-media works in-progress!
With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical works. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced figurative artists who are interested in using mixed-media techniques to add that magical, transforming element to their work!

The workshop is run as a six-week online class. I have set-up a private resource blog to serve as the interactive platform for the class. It will have articles, videos, downloads and links that will act as valuable supplementation to the class critiques. I will be in the classroom Monday through Friday reviewing in-process and finished works.

Mixed-Media Painted Backgrounds using techniques
 learned in the workshop
Start Date: January 9 to February 17, 2017
Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00











Wonderful Mixed-Media Background created with many
of the techniques demonstrated in the workshop





























Working in bas-relief techniques learned in workshop
In January, I am continuing my MIXED MEDIA MASTERCLASSThis online workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists that are looking to refine their skills to produce professional works for the fine or commercial art marketplace. Artists will work on their own self-generated projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. In addition to weekly assistance with portfolio development, the class will cover a variety of topics from professional business practices, promotional strategies, merchandising, social media and public relations to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques and an exciting multitude of artistic inspirational resources. Artists can choose to work on works of art, start a website, develop an identity package, set up a social media presence, create a video of their work, develop a merchandise line, or a combination of art and business etc. It is up to each artist how they want to use their class time. Discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will also help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.

The workshop will be run as an eight-week online workshop. I have set-up a private resource blog to serve as the interactive platform for the class. It will have articles, videos, downloads and links that will act as valuable supplementation to the class critiques. I will be in the classroom Monday through Friday reviewing in-process and finished works. Take this as an opportunity to do something really extraordinary, making an impact on your career for years to come!
Start Date: January 9 to March 3, 2017
Course Length: 8 weeks - $400.00
Adding mixed-media techniques learned in the workshop
to the figure



FANTASTICAL DREAMSCAPES: Creating Magical Environments in Mixed Media is a NEW online class! This highly informative online workshop will explore experimental approaches to painting dreamy vistas in mixed media, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques. The workshop will cover the creation of mystical landscapes, waterscapes and cityscapes in imaginative, abstract settings that are inspired from mythology, fairy tales, folklore, classical literature and poetry.

Playing with collage techniques learned in the workshop



With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical dreamy vistas. For intermediate and advanced artists who are looking to create magical, dream-like environments, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration! 
Start Date: January 9 to February 17, 2017 
Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00

Foil Embossing detail created from technique
 learned in the workshop
Foil Embossing detail created from technique
 learned in the workshop
Playing with collage techniques
learned in the workshop


Foil collage created from techniques
 learned in the workshop

Adding painted details using a controlled drip technique
Tissue texture collage created from techniques
 learned in the workshop
Using exploratory painting techniques demonstrated in the workshop



Smiling faces having fun with Mixed-Media!

















2 comments:

  1. I am very interested in trying to take the online class, just not had good experience with it, probably the age and needing or thinking I need to be there in person. I am a found object artist, and use whatever I feel like and just experiment, I am compelled to do it but it is apparent I know nothing about composition and I need to start taking classes. Your stuff is like I think about in my head.

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    1. The class featured above is not an online workshop but a live workshop offered at the Art Students League in NYC. It will be offered again in Sept 2017.
      EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media
      The Art Students League of New York
      September 23 to 24, 2017
      Weekend Intensive Workshop, Limited to 12 Students

      It is a really fun and informative class!

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