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Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
June 25 - 29
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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These sticks are super saturated oil and wax in an easy to use “stick” shape. Drawing or painting with these sticks is similar to working with fat lipstick tubes. The pigment is very intense, and they are great for working direct onto almost any surface. The colors can also be combined with other oil paint, and can also be used with brush and linseed oil. The workshop will address using a variety of surfaces, paper, canvas, glass, Plexiglas to name a few. In addition to typical surfaces to work on such as gesso primed paper and canvas, students are encouraged to bring any additional materials they would like to work on. Reverse glass painting and hand burnished mono prints will also be covered in the class.

Wayne Montecalvo is a multi-disciplinary artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He currently lives and maintains his studio in Rosendale, New York. Wayne’s work has been featured in recent solo and two-person exhibitions at The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, Yamakawa, Tokushima, Japan; Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY; and CHRCH Project Space, Cottekill, NY. Wayne’s awards and honors include the 2016 Awagami Artist-in-Residence Program in Japan; Two Full Fellowship Awards from the Vermont Studio Center; Two Residencies at the Frans Masereel Zentrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium and the John Michael Kohler Foundation Arts/Industry Artist-in-Residence, Sheboygan, WI. From 1998-2013 Wayne taught in the Art Department at the State University of New York, New Paltz campus. Additional teaching and related experience include R&F Handmade Paints, Pilchuck Glass School, the Printmaking Center at the College of Santa Fe, and Bard College.