If you are in the North Carolina area and would like to meet me
in person and would like to paint with me for a few hours, then pop on over.
We have opened up an afternoon slot so we can paint together.
I will be sharing a demonstration of how I am inspired by a reference,
image or sculpture and how I would use it intuitively in my painted pieces
and how they take on a life of their own.
There is something so beautiful about peers painting together and
sharing together and I look forward to doing this with you.
$65. (materials not included) registration required
Oct 9-13th 2017 with Gillian Lee Smith
During this 5-day course, we will be working on creating highly expressive portraits in acrylic paints. Beginning with charcoal portraits to explore shadows and light, mark making and expression we will then move onto the glorious medium of oil painting on canvas.
My own work focusses not on creating perfection but in representing the spirit of humanity with layers, expressive mark making and use of colour and contrast.
We will be exploring great contrasts of dark and light, atmosphere, expression, composition and surface. We will also be thinking about portraying emotion and the human spirit in our work to create atmospheric and expressive representations of ourselves and others. You will create several drawings and portrait paintings and finish the week with a host of tips to further develop your own portrait paintings.
This class is for those with some portrait painting experience.
(We are hoping to have a live model to work from in the studio!)
Workshop cost for 5 full days $750.
UK Artist Gillian Lee Smith
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It is necessary to pre-register for all workshops in advance. Fees are returnable if your cancellation is made at least 1 week prior to workshop date (less a 20% service fee) If the class is canceled by Random Arts for any reason, your fee is completely refundable. Fees are due at the time of registration. Sorry, no exceptions. No refunds after the one week deadline. Acceptable forms of payment for workshops: • personal checks(with proper ID), • Visa and MC credit & debit cards. • PayPal (we will send a paypal invoice to you) • Cash Mailing address: Random Arts 481 Louisiana Ave. Saluda, NC 28773. For registration please email us. firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the past, eclectic mix of instructors & workshops has brought students from as far away as Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, California, New Jersey,Tennessee, and of course, South Carolina to
our studio in Saluda.
My gosh, we even had someone come from England! And some of our instructors traveled from California, Canada, England & Australia, as well as those who live in our own little mountain town of Saluda and towns and villages nearby. Read on, and you will discover that our plans for this year are equally as exciting as years past.
••• Watch for our updated newsletters that detail
a wide variety of workshops in our new building that include fiber work, beading, jewelry, collage, assemblage, stamping, mixed media art and more. You will be able to join together with experienced instructors, from all over the country with a vast working knowledge of their craft. They'll share their skills with us on a regular basis and bring us inspiration & encouragement as our creative journey continues to grow. Be sure to check our web site for updates & class availability as we move forward on a daily basis.
(Best way to reach us in a timely manner is by email)