Developing A Body of Work

Venue: The ARC Studios

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2012 End Date/Time: May 21, 2012
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This is a six week workshop for an artist painting in acrylics and mixed media in any subject matter looking to develop a cohesive body of work; that is, specifically creating 6- 20 paintings (depending on size) with unifying theme. This body of work could be fora their own show or submission to gallery representation. Each class is 2 hrs and will have two predominant components; split lecture topic with writing and discussion and hands on painting time. Students are responsible to bring their work and required materials for both note taking and painting. Instructor provides handouts on topics and studio venue to work on a weekly basis.

Class 1 - Developing a cohesive theme for your body of work. Finding that unifying theme and will be tying your work together. Getting started.
Class 2 - Working on your paintings. Problem solving with colour composition and content.
Class 3 - Working on your paintings. Technical tips and trick working with mixed media and acrylics -- demonstration.
Class 4 - Working on your paintings. Questions, & Support. Tricks and tips to give YOU the courage to continue when it gets hard. 10 Secrets of an Illuminate Artist.
Class 5 - Writing an Artist Statement for your work. Updating your artist BIO. ( Yes they are different. ) (yes you need both)
Class 6 - Finishing touches: varnishing, wiring, signing your paintings and displaying them for a show.


1701 Powell Street, East Vancouver (@ Commercial Drive) V5L 5C9