Painting Into Photographs: $55
Do you love photographs? Do you love painting? This is a chance to combine the two and develop new work! I have been painting into photographs for many years. This workshop shares approaches and techniques I have been using.
Hand painted photographs have a long history. Before color photography, important photographs were painted in with color. Modern techniques of painting and drawing, such as searching lines, obscuring objects, painting out and painting back in, creating layers of interest, influence my practice. Painting over and covering elements in photographs and then wiping out the paint and going back in provides a new way of seeing and remembering both for the artist and the viewer.
Using photography, drawing, painting and other mixed media processes, the intellectual process of thinking shifts to experiential processes of being. By taking photographs, printing them and then painting on them, or refiguring them physically by cutting or molding them into objects, we react differently to what we think we see and know.
Create a new body of work using photographs, both contemporary and historical, your own or found/discarded pictures. Alter these photographs, using a mixed media practice of painting over or physically molding them to three dimensional objects. These works could become pages in a journal or other book form. The Goal always would be to discover new understandings of relationships with our world.
In painting over black and white photographs I use old fashioned techniques of glazing as if over a grisaille underpainting.
Bring your printed photographs: old, new, people, places, animals – any picture! You can bring treasures, found photographs from thrift or antique shops, or random snaps of everyday life. It will be amazing to create together!
Date: January 14th, 2017, 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Length: 5.5 hours, 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Class level: All levels welcome
Class Size: 5-15
Materials Required: Acrylic paints and mediums provided. Students should bring a pad of bristol board or small panels around 9" x 12", scissors, brushes, and disposable pad of palette paper. Copies of photographs and other collage elements (letters, memorabilia). A more detailed list will be provided upon enrollment. There will be a material fee (approximately $15).
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