Workshops

Spring 2016

AliaAlla Prima Flower Painting

Saturday, April 9
10am-4pm
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages: adult
$65 members / $75 non-members
Supply list provided before workshop

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Artist Bio:

Alia El-Bermani was born in a small town south of Boston, MA and earned her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA. Her figurative and still life paintings and drawings have been included in several group shows across the country as well as showcased in Museums such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the West Valley Art Museum in Arizona, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto and most recently at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina. El-Bermani currently lives and works in Apex, NC.

Making Do: Create Art Objects from Recycled Materials
with Martha Clippinger

Saturday, April 9th
10am-12pm

Ages: 7+
$25 members / $30 non-members
10% household discount
Walk-ins welcome

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Create incredible works of art from the most unlikely materials in this one-of-a-kind workshop with artist Martha Clippinger.

Artist Bio:

Martha Clippinger is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Durham, NC. Clippinger earned her MFA in Painting/Sculpture from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University. Select exhibitions include Xigie, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY; gabi ganai, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ; and Flipside, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY.

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Painting Realistic Skin Tones

Friday-Sunday, May 27-29
10am-5pm
Instructor: Stephen Cefalo
$300 members/$375 non-members

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Human skin reflects and refracts light unlike anything else in nature.  The key to painting great skin tones is a matter of capturing light effects through color relationships, as well as noticing the nuances of color not noticeable to an untrained eye. To eliminate the distraction presented by the challenges of painting faces and hands, we will produce a number of color studies that focus strictly on the torsos of models varying in color, age and body type.Image: Detail of Lion LambArtist Bio:

Stephen Cefalo is an American artist in the traditions of Symbolism and the Baroque.  He was born in the hometown of Albrecht Durer (Nuremberg, Germany) on the birthday of his heroes, Winslow Homer, Charles Le Brun, and Franz Von Stuck, and felt a calling from early childhood to become a painter. Stephen and his two sisters were raised in Newburgh, Indiana by a single mother who worked full-time at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. His aunt Marilyn gave him oil painting lessons at twelve, and his mother bought him books on figure drawing and supplies when she found them.

During his undergraduate studies at the former Savannah Campus of the School of Visual Arts, Cefalo found mentors in Jeff Markowsky and Anthony Palliser. When SVA Savannah closed its doors in 1997, he was already married with his first child, and moved to the main campus in New York. There he studied with one of his heroes, Steven Assael, and Max Ginsburg. After graduation Stephen continued to study privately with Assael,  and completed his graduate studies in Painting in 2004 at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Formerly an instructor  at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Stephen currently paints full-time in New York City.

http://www.stephencefalo.com

Summer 2016

 

adults3Printmaking with Photo Transfers

Instructor: Susan Soper
Saturday, June 18
10am-6pm
Class Fee: $45 members/$50 non-members
$25 supply fee paid to instructor on day of workshop

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Using the techniques of photo transfers and chine-collé (printmaking collage technique), you will transfer images to paper and waterless lithography plates. Working both in black and white and in color, you will have the option to print your images as notecards or frame-worthy pieces. The class printed transfers can afterwards be incorporated into collage work! Instructor will supply ready-made, copyright-free photo transfers of various subjects.Image: Quietude, detail

Artist Bio:

Susan Soper was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo, NY with a BS degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Art therapy. After graduation she moved to Wyoming where she and her family stayed for the next twenty years. Soper began creating Lithographs in 1988. She furthered her studies by attending The Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Summer Workshop in New Mexico and traveled to South Dakota to attend Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops at the University of South Dakota.  She specializes in stone and waterless lithography. She relocated to North Carolina in 2003 and in 2006 she was juried into Artspace Artist Association.  Soper works from her Artspace studio 102 in Raleigh’s city market.Currently she teaches youth and adult printmaking and drawing at Pullen Art Center, Village Art Circle, and Artspace and conducts private printmaking workshops in her Artspace studio. Many of her original hand pulled lithographs have been included in exhibitions in, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Colorado, and Wyoming.

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Printmaking without a Press

Instructor: Susan Soper
Saturday, June 25
10am-6pm
$45 members/$50 non-members
$25 supply fee paid to instructor on day of workshop

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Learn exciting printmaking techniques without expensive equipment! Multi colored multiples will be created using the techniques of Relief, Pronto Plate Lithography and Monoprinting. Learn how to use common tools, as well as a Pasta Press for printing. Safe water based inks will be used. We will also experiment with various printmaking papers.Image: artwork by Susan Soper, detail

Artist Bio:

Susan Soper was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo, NY with a BS degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Art therapy. After graduation she moved to Wyoming where she and her family stayed for the next twenty years. Soper began creating Lithographs in 1988. She furthered her studies by attending The Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Summer Workshop in New Mexico and traveled to South Dakota to attend Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops at the University of South Dakota.  She specializes in stone and waterless lithography. She relocated to North Carolina in 2003 and in 2006 she was juried into Artspace Artist Association.  She currently works from her Artspace studio 102 in Raleigh’s city market.  Currently she teaches youth and adult printmaking and drawing at Pullen Art Center, Village Art Circle, and Artspace and conducts private printmaking workshops in her Artspace studio. Many of her original hand pulled lithographs have been included in exhibitions in, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Colorado, and Wyoming.

http://susansoperlithographs.com/

 

HladkyPaint Sculptures: Sculpted Paintings

Instructor: Andrew Hladky
Saturdays, July 23 & 30
10am-2pm
Ages:
14+
$150 members/$175 non-members
materials provided (but bring your own found objects and images) 

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In this two-day workshop, meet English artist Andrew Hladky and work with him to create your own work of art that exists somewhere between painting and sculpture.

Session One: Saturday June 23rd

Andrew will demonstrate the techniques and materials he uses to create his sculptural paintings. You will then work with a variety of found objects, both items provided and objects you have brought to include in your piece. A surface of caves and hollows, walls and structures will be completed, connected and covered with paint.

Session Two: Saturday June 30th

Please bring an image, photographic or otherwise, that you would like to work from for this portion of the workshop. Andrew will demonstrate how he works to paint imagery onto the structure previously created. Play with space and distortion using sticks, paintbrushes and your fingers to create a painting that literally stands out.

Image: The Nite In The Nite And The Nite In The Daytime, detail