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2018 Summer Arts - Melba Cooper
Step Into Cold Wax Medium with Oil Painting:
an introduction to the possibilities of layering, texture, and mark making with this versatile medium
June 15 - June 16, 2018
Medium: Cold wax/oil painting
Level: All Levels
Cost: $295 - price includes tuition & healthy, catered lunches each day
(on campus housing available - see below)This two day workshop is for those who would like step into a basic understanding of the medium of cold wax/oil painting. With helpful demonstrations and exercises, students will learn techniques for applying this versatile medium to create rich luminous textures and patterns, explore intuitive connections in abstract painting, gain strategies for strengthening their compositions. Students will create multiple small works (under 8”x8”) on both paper and wood panels. Most Supplies will be be provided
Students will need to bring:
- 1 pad of Arches Oil Paper, 12" x 16"
- Decorative Stencils from "Michaels" - 2 - 5 different patterns
- Drawing materials: pencils, charcoal, pen/ink
- Blue Painter's tape
- Box of nitrile gloves
We will have some basic oil paint colors for the class. If you have a supply of oil paint, bring them and if you would like to spice up your paint box, below are some of Melba's favorite Gamblin colors:
- Warm White
- Titanium White
- Indian Yellow
- Manganise Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cad Red medium
- Dioxinine Purple
Melba Cooper has been an art educator and professional artist for over 35 years. Utilizing a research journal/sketchbook, she incorporates an arts integrated approach to her works inspired by environmental issues. She believes that art is a powerful tool to bring people into meaningful conversation. She has a MAT from the University of South Carolina specializing in gifted art education. Both a painter and a printmaker, she combines techniques from each to create her recent cold/wax series of works entitled “Pollination”. The series content is focused on the energy of the honeybee hive in which she imagines and longs for the hum of a sacred regard for the Earth. This exhibit has been featured in the gallery at Island Lavender, Washington Island WI. She has been the visiting artist at Island Lavender for the summers of 2016 and 2017. Other venues for this series have been The Circular Church in Charleston (spirituality and art exhibit), Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort SC., Haywood Arts Council Gallery, and Jackson County Library. Her work is in the homes of collectors in SC, NC, NY, OH, GA. WI.
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