Drawing and Watercolor Workshop
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
September 9, 10, 11
9 am to noon each day
Location: The Pebble Studio and the Featherstone Campus
Priscilla Levesque received her BFA at UMass Amherst in 1969. She has long been a resident of Cataumet in Bourne and has been painting landscapes on the Cape and Vineyard for many
years. She teaches drawing and watercolor at Cataumet Arts Center and Falmouth Community School and within the past year has taught two workshops at the Campground in Oak Bluffs.
Her work can be seen at the Granary in West Tisbury and also at www.priscillaart.com
Weather permitting the workshop will be held outdoors on the grounds of Featherstone.
The first day of class will be a review of drawing skills which are necessary for representational painting. Instruction will focus on the perception of edges, positive and negative spaces, size relationships and use of values from white to black. Students will learn to use a viewfinder to select pleasing composition and draw a simple value sketch.
Priscilla will demonstrate how to translate the value sketch to a drawing on watercolor paper and proceed to paint. Students will spend days 2 and 3 working on their own paintings. The 3rd day will end with a critique.
Students can gain from this workshop an understanding of how to focus on a segment of the landscape and simplify what they observe.
When shopping for art materials, buy the best. Use artist grade, not student grade. Even if you are a beginner, quality materials will produce better results.
Palette Colors (in tubes)
Recommended brands: Winsor-Newton, DaVinci, Lukas, Holbein, Sennelier Daler-Rowney.
Flats 2" and 3/4". Rounds #8 and #12
Use at least 140 lb. Better yet, 300 lb. Buy full sheets and cut in quarters. If you have a block of paper, remove a sheet and mount it on a board so it will not buckle when wet. Recommended brands: Arches, Fabriano, Winsor-Newton.
Plastic palette with mixing wells and a cover.
Solid LIghtweight board, such as masonite, for mounting paper.
Easel for outdoor classes, viewfinder, 5"x8" sketchbook, masking tape, binder clips, assorted pencils [2B, 4B, 6B}, kneaded eraser, water container, paper towels, chair or stool, insect repellent.
Works of Art – Cardmaking Workshop
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Move over Hallmark and American Greeting. Your heartfelt sentiment will be expressed inside a keepsake. (Some recipients may feel compelled to mount and frame them.) These sustainable creations will utilize many techniques such as: folding paper and scoring, paper weaving and collage, monoprinting, stitchery (both hand and machine), 3-D pop-ups, painting on paper and fabric. If time permits, we will also learn to create our own small gift boxes (decorative, of course) and envelopes.
Class Materials the Student needs to provide:
Your favorite scissors – one for paper and one for fabric and a straight edge ruler. Start saving and collecting now, any and all of the following: pressed dried leaves and flowers, embroidery thread and needle, beads, ribbons, lace, old wrapping paper, catalogues and magazines (for paper weaving and collage), old broken jewelry, recycled greeting cards (the cards you make will not end up recycled but treasured), packaging wrappers with interesting artwork (like the Japanese ginger chews whose wrapper is very pretty!), foils (even the foil wrap around a stick of gum may be the thing that makes your card and it will smell nice too!) Last but not least, an open mind and a desire to have fun while creating art!
Please note: many of the items on this list will be available from the instructor at no charge. A small fee will be asked only for special glues, handmade papers and other items the instructor may purchase to make the cards extra special.