Foundry workshop series


FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

at Art Glass Array

$100/student ($75 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

$90/FAC Member ($65 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

This workshop will focus on the careful placement and blending of colored frits (glass powder) in order to create a tie-dyed effect on the surface of the glass. When you are satisfied with the placement of the frits, the glass piece will be placed into the kiln at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit in order for full fusion to occur. The final step will be to place the glass into a mold and refired to create a beautiful, undulating bowl reminiscent of blown glass, approximately 11" round by 4" deep.

Instructor Lisa Becker owns Art Glass Array, a glass fusing center and studio in St. Charles.  She has taught for local universities, schools, and host studios across the United States for the past several years.


Watercolor Workshop

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Artist James Wu is a international award-winning painter in watercolor & oil painting. He has a Master of Fine Art in painting. He has been teaching painting, watercolor, drawing and figure drawing for more than 16 years at University of Missouri St. Louis and Community Colleges in the US. and has taught 10 years studio arts in Taiwan.

Saturday, March 11, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

$100/student ($75 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

$90/FAC Member ($65 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

This workshop will consist of daily demonstrations. Designed for beginner-intermediate students. This workshop will be focused on developing floral studies and skills in brush strokes and mixing colors techniques. Thoroughly investigate on watercolor wet on wet techniques to enjoy the fluid nature of the medium invites surprises. During this workshop, students will learn to using the five design elements of color, shape, value, texture and line. To create free flowing shapes of flowers by using variety colors with a full range of values - from light transparency to dark pigment. 


BIRD PORTRAITURE WORKSHOP

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

10:00am - 1:00pm

$100/student ($75 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

$90/FAC Member ($65 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

Drawing is one of the important foundational skills in art and you can master it! We will draw with pencils in this workshop and you will be able to use the drawing techniques you are taught to develop your skills in charcoal, watercolor pencil, watercolor, oil painting, Chinese painting and more.

Drawing birds is a fun way to capture nature and to observe birds carefully and understand them more deeply. This workshop of drawing a Bird Portrait will show you how to draw birds from photos, the fundamentals of drawing techniques, and knowledge you need to draw birds. The workshop includes an introduction to drawing principles, construction, proportion, form, value, composition, perception, visual awareness, sensitivity. It will help you take your drawing to the next level.

Instructor Grace Lin will demonstrate step-by-step and offer individual help as students draw. The demonstration of bird portrait drawing will be broken down into several techniques (from line, tone, value, and light to negative space) that will be helpful in drawing a wide variety of subjects as well.  

This workshop is open to all skill levels.
 

Instructor Grace Lin earned a Masters degree at Fontbonne University. She has being teaching Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Design, Chinese Painting for more than 15 years at  St. Louis universities and colleges.

Grace loves birds and enjoys watching birds in her yard every day. Through the lens of a camera, she presses the shutter button each time when a bird is seen. The birds are great inspiration and important subject in her artworks.

She has been doing demonstrations for Chinese Painting at St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden. She has also taught workshops at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, Missouri Botanical Garden, some schools in St. Louis, and a professional development day for teachers at high school.

Please visit artist website for more informations about her: www.gracelinart.com.


FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm

$100/student ($75 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

$90/FAC Member ($65 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

Details coming soon.


Chris Day has a Master in Fine Arts and is an Instructor at Blackburn College.  He has exhibit in numerous galleries and has been published. Chris has works in private collection in L.A. and Chicago. He has given many lectures at Universities about his work and process.  Chris has been the guest of  two interviews with the production company The Unseen Stars.


OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP - Pets Painting: Create Unique Art With Your Dog and Cat

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

$100/student ($75 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

$90/FAC Member ($65 for workshop, $25 for materials & lab fee)

In this Pets Painting workshop, you will learn how to plan your painting, model your subject with value, color temperature, edges, and so much more. Instructor James Wu will provide step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to help you capture the likeness of your pet and will show you how to put it all together in a painting full of personality. No previous painting experience necessary!

For capturing your darling dog or cat in a lovable, lifelike work of art, bring couple of pet photos you like. The instructor will help you to select the best source photo for your piece and discover the easy process for quickly and accurately sketching any dog or cat. Use these simple techniques for sketching to canvas, and then explore value, color, and practice painting expressive eyes with realistic warmth. 

Follow James through demonstrations as you create your own pet painting using loose, fluid brushstrokes to develop fur and whiskers and layer colors for a dimensional effect. After learning the painting techniques from this workshop, you’ll have plenty of new skills to take your work to the next level!
 

The international award-winning painter, artist James Wu, has a Masters of Fine Art in painting. He has been teaching painting, watercolor, drawing and figure drawing for more than 16 years at University of Missouri St. Louis and Community Colleges in the US and has taught 10 years studio art in Taiwan.