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Workshops are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio – pond side at Big Spring International Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance

2017 Master Artist Workshop
Gary Chapman
CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark-Making, A Painter’s Approach to Drawing
Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration Extended Until September 13!

Gary Chapman, Landscape, charcoal © 2016

Students will explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark-making. Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark-making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers for mark making and developing grounds. While charcoal will be the primary medium, eventually students will be encouraged to combine other media such as conté crayon and spray paint. The class will focus upon mark making as it relates to abstraction and later students may opt to explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing for a provocative and beautiful fusion of abstraction and realism. All levels are welcome. Workshop fee is $225 members/$250 non-members.

Gary Chapman is a Professor of Art – Drawing and Painting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has had over 60 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Arts Center of St. Petersburg, Florida and the Indianapolis Art Center. He has participated in national and international exhibitions, and his paintings have been purchased for numerous museums, corporate and private collections. He has a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA and BS, Berea College.

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