PAAM Sping Art Classes

25 Apr PAAM Sping Art Classes

Lillian
BROWSE AND REGISTER FOR MAY WORKSHOPS AT WWW.PAAM.ORG/SPRING
Our studios are certified non-toxic, so from today until the end of this week

(Friday, April 28 at 5pm), mention the code “green art” to receive $22 off the cost of tuition for workshops in May. Promotion cannot be used with any other, or for the Summer Program. For members, the larger discount will be honored.

 

The Museum School has eleven workshops in May, including plein air, watercolor, scientific illustration, mixed media, and photography. Workshops run from one day to weeklong, so we are sure to have something that will fit into your changing spring schedule. Call Kiah at 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org/spring to register.

 

LANDSCAPE, PURE AND SIMPLE WITH JOHN CLAYTON
Fridays in May, 9:30-12:30 | $100 per session, $350 for all four
Join John Clayton for this plein air workshop in and around beautiful Provincetown. Beginner to advanced artists will create dynamic paintings that express their own creative, solid expression. John’s no-nonsense approach covers all elements of plein air painting including step-by-step instruction on light, shade, composition, design and color. Demonstrations illustrate the key elements making his paintings successful and exciting.
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES WITH JOE NAVAS
May 1-3, 10-1pm | Three sessions | $275
You’ve got your camera. You’ve got your lenses. You’ve got your editing software. You know how to use them all, basically or more so. Still, there are photos you see – be it in your mind or in other photographers’ portfolios – that make you say,
“Ok, now how do I get THAT?” As with any art form, photography is all about experience, experimentation, risk-taking and observation. In this class, we’ll look
at everyone’s work and have positive but frank discussions on how to get to that photo you know is out there waiting for you to take. We will focus on specific disciplines, street photography, performance photography, action photograph, and portrait photography in order to get a better understanding of how the camera can be used best for each, and in turn, how that knowledge can be applied to any photographic approach.

You will learn how a few basic bits of knowledge and technique can make that good photo a great photo and you will come away from this workshop knowing how to continue to expand your abilities and see photography as something with no ceiling on how beautifully and specifically you can create the images you want. This is a class that can benefit anyone who has a fair amount of prior experience with photography and photographic tools and/or a reasonable understanding of basic camera settings and techniques. It also will have plenty for the more advanced photographer.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF IPHONEOGRAPHY 
WITH REBECCA BRUYN
Saturday, May 13th 9:30-12:30 | One session | $100
iPhoneography, a form of mobile art, has grown into an international movement of thousands of people with varying backgrounds who have discovered how to capture an image spontaneously with their cell phone, and to create an image or tell a story unique to that moment. The Beginner’s workshop is an introduction to iPhoneography that will focus on a few of the most common editing apps. During the workshop you will be provided a brief overview of your camera, while reviewing some basic photography composition tips. We then move to an introduction of a few photography apps used by many iPhoneographers. The goal of this workshop is to take you beyond the “native” camera in order to show you how to make creative images that reflect how you see the world. You don’t need to be an experienced photographer to learn. During this workshop you will have the chance to practice what you’ve learned with one-on-one instruction, as needed.
LIGHT YOUR PLEIN AIR AS YOU REFINE COLOR WITH ROSALIE NADEAU
May 15-16, 9:30-3:30 | Two sessions | $225

Let’s paint en plein air in the morning and in the afternoon we will bring our paintings into the studio to address ways to bring more impact, brilliance and vitality to our work! We will analyze how the quality of light affects color, organize the colors you have to mix the color you see, layer to achieve vibrant, luminous, clean color. Learn to see value, temperature, hue and chroma in all colors. Refine your color sense to mix color intuitively.

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION WITH DAVID WHEELER
May 15-19, 9:30-12:30 & 1:30-4:30 | Five sessions | $325

Welcome to scientific illustration, wherein the artist’s free play of the imagination is set aside for something completely different: the line drawn as inquiry, evidence, and substance; a revelation born of instruments, extreme focus, and precise measuring. With this exercise, the new knowledge, lines become wonders, a gathering of routes and channels, art and science flowing together. And from this start-up grows limitless possibility: elements, principles, basic shapes, forms and structures, configuration, construction in nature, new worlds, and final understanding.

SMALL GEMS, BIG SPLASH: MIXED-MEDIA COLLAGE WITH SARAH KAHN
Saturday, May 20, 10-2pm | One session | $125
Combining acrylic mixed-media, with collage, one can create innovative compositions with dazzling color and texture, and make a splash! Small squares and rectangles of cardstock will form the substrates fro our small gems. Sarah will lead the class through the basics of collage technique as well as the endless charms of mixed-media. The emphasis of the instruction will be two-fold: how to ready (and chose) substrates for layering, as well as how to create the actual materials used to collage with, the “raw material”. Techniques for making beautiful “raw material” include polystyrene, and gesso print-making, scribing, glazing, color washes, contour drawing, and more. We will also spend time looking at each other’s creations, and learn “how to see”, and to define your personal compositions.
All papers, letters, scraps “of meaning”, and memorabilia welcome.
Bring your playful intentions!
WET ON WET WATERCOLOR: PAINT LOOSER AND FREER 
WITH LISA GOREN
Saturday, May 20 10-2pm | One session | $125
This is a class designed to help create a looser approach to watercolors, enable a student to feel more capable with the paints, and end “tight” painting. The workshop focuses on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and understanding the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Within the 4½ hours (1/2 hour for lunch), we’ll work with a “wet-on-wet” approach for much of the time using many different surfaces and methods. Students will work with several pieces and may not finish any of them (because they’ll have to dry). However, the point of this class is not to have you walk out with a completed painting but, rather, with a new “box of tools” to compliment your painting style. For students who are familiar with watercolors or repeating the class, this is a great opportunity to try something different and use it on a project you’re already working on.
COMPOSITION IN PLEIN AIR: WORKING WITH WATER-MIXABLE OILS WITH CHARLIE HUNTER

May 31-June 2, 9:30-4:30 | Three sessions | $400

Charlie Hunter’s distinctive plein air work turns heads and raises questions.

Why water-mixable oils? Is it true that a squeegee is involved? And what about those Stim-U-Dents and Q-Tips we keep hearing about? All will be revealed in this fun and fast-moving workshop. There will be daily demos and plenty of time for painting; we’ll go over some simple, yet invaluable tools for accurate rendering, and Charlie will expound and instruct about how and why he uses water mixable oils. Most importantly, there will be discussion and mutually-supportive critique sessions at the end of each day’s painting. We’ll learn and laugh a lot each day while staying true to the credo of have big fun; make big mess.

“If it is within the realm of human evolution, or the whim of the Divine, to allow one individual to possess the gift of a natural sense of design, then Charlie Hunter is certainly the lucky winner… No master of the pure line can surpass what Charlie, almost matter-of-factly, does when he takes pencil in hand.”

– Richard Schmid, ALLA PRIMA II.
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