Painting the Figure with Unusual Materials with Dan Addington


Wednesday, June 8
10am-4pm
1 session
$240

Painting the Figure with Unusual Materials with Dan Addington

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Painting the Figure with Unusual Materials with Dan Addington

240.00

Wednesday, June 8
10am-4pm
1 session
$240

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The purpose of this workshop is to provide a structured opportunity for artists to explore image-making techniques using a variety of unusual, unconventional wet and dry media that that are not traditionally considered art making materials. Students will be encouraged to think outside of the normal “art supply” possibilities, and experiment with the unique qualities of these new materials. Many of the “givens” of encaustic painting - color, transparency, luminosity, are traded in for earthiness, viscosity, value contrasts. Materials include (but are not limited to) roofing felt, clay, Spackle, tar, shellac, even Tumeric! (the secret spice of Castle Hill!). Each painting is the result of an experimental recipe! 

If you are an encaustic artist, you already possess the sensibility for working with highly tactile materials. This workshop is made for you, and takes you further down the road of thinking unconventionally and spontaneously with materials you may have never considered before. The live model is a starting point - we will observe what is in our space, but everything is process-based and you will have the freedom to stray as far from the figure as you want. You will make decisions like a sculptor while you move like a painter. You will dig to the core of the tactile, visceral creative act, and it will pay off dividends in your studio for years to come

In addition to the experience of working with new materials and experimenting with processes and application techniques, artists will confront ideas about proportion, space, volume, and materiality.

An additional materials fee will be due before the workshop.

Dan Addington is an artist, curator, and owner of Addington Gallery in Chicago. He has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. His figurative mixed-media paintings have been featured in group and solo shows across the United Stated and are in numerous public and private collections. Dan's work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, gold leaf and various printed matter. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory.