Workshops and Classes

2017 Winter Term Workshops at Washington Studio School

Work by Maggie Siner. Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Work by Maggie Siner. Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Open House: Sunday, January 8 from 1pm to 3pm

Visiting artist, Maggie Siner, returns to teach two brand new workshops
ALL THE COLOR IN WHITE: A PAINTING WORKSHOP
Maggie Siner Workshop #1
Thursday/Friday – January 12/13
10am-5pm
$400
White paintings are not monochromatic paintings. It is not bright colors but the nuances of white that really show a colorist at work. Those subtle color changes involve all the facts of color harmony and complementary aspects which come into play in a very subtle way. In order to work successfully with white one should understand, through careful observation and response, how color and light function in both human vision and in paint.

Work by Maggie Siner. Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Work by Maggie Siner. Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

THE BACK VIEW – USING OUR ANATOMY
Maggie Siner Workshop #2
Saturday/Sunday – January 14/15
10am-5pm
$400
The back view of the model is not boring – it is beautiful, evocative and expressive, but only if you understand the anatomy that leads to the structural and gestural nuances. The posture of the back reveals unique individual gesture. How do the ribcage, spine and scapula, as well as the connecting muscular system, create the gesture and planar movement of the back. A drawing into painting workshop, working from the skeleton and the model.

Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

THE FIGURE IN MOTION
Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18
7-10pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$180
Capturing the gesture and variations of the figure model as she or he moves through space is challenging and wonderful at the same time. Quickly and decisively, students learn to understand weight, balance, energy and movement as they experience the joys of motion on a piece of paper.

Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

LINOCUT PRINTMAKING
Tuesdays, January 10 and 17
10am-5pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$210
Excellent work has been produced with linoleum by artists such as Matisse and Picasso. Discover the versatility of this popular relief print technique, which does not require a press. This course will introduce the basic skills of linocut from designing your image to cutting your block and printing. You will have the opportunity to experiment with mark making, color usage and reductive printing. In a reduction print the artist develops all colors from the same block. With each color pass more linoleum is removed from the block. Each color is printed on top of the last, and the entire edition is printed at once.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

WHAT PAINT CAN DO: A MARK MAKING WORKSHOP
Wednesday/ Thursday – January 18/19
10am-5pm
Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
$210
For painters, the combination of our paints and our tools are an extension of our bodies and our sensibility at a particular moment. Each brush and knife, in the hands of the sensitive painter, is capable of making its own set of unique and powerful marks. At the same time, paint used in different densities and viscosities behaves differently and leads to varied results. This workshop will expand our repertoire of tools and their marks, as we explore the potential of paint.

Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

WHAT CHARCOAL CAN DO: THE VERSATILITY OF MARKS
Fridays, January 27, February 3, 10
10am – 1pm
Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
$180
Broad marks, narrow marks, wet marks, dry marks, powdered marks, additive marks, subtractive marks and more. How far can this most ubiquitous of drawing materials be pushed? For those in search of the right mark for the right moment, you will find out in this workshop.

Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.

THE POINT OF PENCIL: WORKING SMALL SCALE
Sundays, January 29 and February 5
1-4pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$110
Building up a drawing with hard pencil is like building a nest – out of delicate material a strength emerges.The beauty of the shifts in value, and the energy of the line and marks are amplified when working small. Every mark has great impact as you work in this scale with this most simple of drawing tools.

Register for classes at http://www.washingtonstudioschool.org/artclassescourses-programs/workshops-marathons.