Material and Process: Three Workshops in One Day

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Date(s) - 04/07/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Main Street Arts


Material and Process: Three Workshops in One Day
Sunday, April 7 from 9 am to 3:30 pm

$125 per person, all materials included, limited to 10 participants
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Join us for a full-day workshop event at Main Street Arts led by three former artists in residence. This all day workshop is part of a series of events to support the artist residency program at Main Street Arts.

9:00–9:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries
Enjoy coffee or tea and pastries from Warfield’s Restaurant and Bakery while taking in the Residency Alumni Exhibition on our main floor, which will feature over 40 artists who have gone through the residency program at Main Street Arts (including the three instructors for the day!).

9:30–11:00 a.m. Workshop 1: Abstract Encaustics
The first workshop of the day will be led by September 2017 artist in residence Ali Herrmann. Create abstract artworks with encaustic waxes and colored inks. Explore the expressive uses of transparent and opaque pigments, build surfaces with layers of color, and create beautifully lustrous, one of a kind works of art.

11:00–11:30 a.m. Break
Break, continue viewing the exhibition, chat with current artists in residence

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Workshop 2: Needlefelt “Painting”
The second workshop of the day will be led by July/August 2016 artist in residence Victoria Connors. Learn how to make a landscape “painting” with colored wool by combining wool of different hues to mimic the mixing of paint. The rich texture of the natural fibers will enhance your unique, stylized landscape or floral scene.

1 –2 p.m. Lunch Break
Enjoy lunch in the gallery catered by Warfield’s Restaurant and Bakery

2–3:30 p.m. Workshop 3: Building Tiled Patterns
The final workshop of the day will be led by September/October 2016 artist in residence Cathryn Leyland. Use acrylic paint on paper, fabric, and translucent surfaces to build a series of repeated patterns. The outcome will be a rich variety of surfaces, which can be arranged to make one mixed-media arrangement or split into separate unique pieces of art.

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