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In this teacher profession development workshop, you will explore charcoal as a drawing medium for expressive mark making. The goal is to develop a personal approach with loose and aggressive mark making and to combine additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal. While charcoal is the primary medium, teachers may find time to explore combining additional media such as conté crayon, spray paint, ink and gesso. The workshop focuses on mark making as it relates to abstraction and later teachers may opt to explore different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing for a provocative fusion of abstraction and realism. Teachers will have the opportunity to develop their visual skills through hands-on two-dimensional techniques using various drawing tools. The workshop is presented in conjunction with the Visual Arts Achievement Program (February 25), Congressional Art Competition and Youth Art Month (February 25-March 31) exhibitions.

To register, email Mandy Durham, Museum Academy Assistant, mdurham@hsvmuseum.org.

Gary Chapman’s Biography: MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA and BS, Berea College. Chapman has had over 80 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Arts Center of St. Petersburg, FL; University of Cincinnati, University of Georgia, and the Indianapolis Art Center. He has also participated in numerous group and invitational exhibitions with regional, national and international venues. Currently, Chapman is Professor of Painting and Drawing, Department of Art and Art History, University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham.


Chapman was awarded and named a Joan Mitchell CALL Legacy Artist in 2013 and has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting from the Southern Arts Federation and a 2002 and 1994 Individual Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. His work has been reviewed extensively and is published in over 20 catalogs and books including the 4 Editions of New American Paintings. 


13 Paintings by Chapman have been purchased for the collections of ten museums in the southeast region as well as by many corporate and private collections throughout the country. 


Workshop will be held on Friday, March 29, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy studios.  There is no fee for this workshop. Space is limited. Register Early! A workshop confirmation letter will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your registration. Lunch will be on your own! Area school systems have been notified regarding this teacher in-service professional development workshop. For more information, visit our website at hsvmuseum.org under Events Calendar.


Parking: The Huntsville Museum of Art is implementing a new parking system. Guest parking will still be free but will require validation. Follow the instructions via the signs in the parking lot and enter the validation code from the Education/Academy staff.


Sponsored by Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), Alabama Arts Alliance (AAA) & Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association (HMCAEA)

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