Shaping Content: Material Into Meaning

9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
All Level Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Coming Soon
The quest to understand the world around us through the process of drawing or painting is a primal one, from the earliest cave paintings in Chauvet and Altamira to the eloquent tagging of Banksy. This workshop is focused on developing meaningful content while exploring historical methods and materials in painting. Participants will learn basic skills in preparation of linen and other fabrics for oil painting, including both stretched and panel mounting fabric. Glue sizing, oil grounding, and strategies for building dynamic and subtle physical structures will be followed by lectures and demonstrations tracing the search for personal content.