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Mysteries of the Palette Knife in Realism and Abstraction

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Mysteries of the Palette Knife in Realism and Abstraction
Instructor(s):
Benjamin Anderson
Date and Time:
7/6/2020
-
7/8/2020
10:00 - 4:00
$288 plus $10 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
$
298
Minimum Age Level:
16+
Skill Level:
Beginner
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Workshop Overview

For centuries, the aggravation and frustration of understanding how to apply palette knife techniques in painting has posed problems for the creative artist. Specifically, the boundaries between realism and abstraction have always been in flux depending on the application and methods implemented with the palette knife. In this workshop, participants of varying experience will use water-based oil paint with palette knives, focusing on the broad spectrum from representational realism to abstraction. Knowledge of basic observational skills is all that is needed to dive into this workshop and improve skill sets and techniques for a lifetime of painting.

About the Instructor(s)

Benjamin Anderson is a painter and printmaker from Monterey, California. His Bay Area plein air paintings and Ohio-based urban scapes have been a large part of his work. Holding a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Anderson's approach in teaching is based on strengthening the skills students already have. He helps establish a solid approach to painting and art-making in general, with the intent that students be satisfied with the way they create, with a laid back atmosphere & fun approach. Anderson's open-minded philosophy is learning for life.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Student grade or artist grade water soluble oil paint: Optional Regular oil paints (See opitional list below)

Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Color Set of 10, 37ml tubes

Colors: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue Hue, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber and Titanium White.

Note: Brand and quality does not matter too much, this is just what I suggest as long as those colors are obtained.

• 1-2 brushes. Winsor & Newton #8 or #10, flat or filbert, bristile or other is fine. Can be any brand/size of the equivalent.

• Palette (can be hardboard sealed with Matte Medium, or palette paper pad)

• Two Liquitex metal palette knives: painters edge stainless steel. Type: Small Knife #5 and #12. The Utreck version of this is fine too, but might be labeled differently. Note: Liquitex Small #12 is a standard size palette knife.

• Blue painters tape (2").

• Two Cups or jars for water.

• Paper towel roll.

• 1-2 rags (old T-Shirt).

• Plastic bag for storing rags.

• Canvas pad of 5. Must be pre-gessoed. (5 sheets of 18"x24").

• 2 Cardboard or hardboard (any kind), for taping canvas sheets (can be any size at least 1" larger than canvas sheets in order to tape them.

Optional:

• Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Color Set of 10, 37ml tubes( regular oil paint)

Colors: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue Hue, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber and Titanium White.

• Artist Grade Turpentine or Mineral Spirits (Any artist turpentine or mineral spirits from art stores are safe, but not from hardware stores. No Home Depot Turpentine)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Same materials as students for demo instruction

• Images for abstraction

• Still Life

• Miscellaneous studio supplies

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