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Gouache on the Go: Field Studies ~ Melanie Parke

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August 7, 2014
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Old Art Building in Leland
111 S Main Street
Leland, MI United States


Linda Broughton

Nomadic in spirit, the intent of this class is to travel and work light; to look for meaning in the small moments of our practice. With supplies and everything we need thrown into a satchel, we will take to the field doing on-site studies. Approaches emphasize easy techniques as well as exercises that help us slow down and decelerate to reclaim focus, patience and attention in a fast world. This class introduces gouache to all skill levels. Water-based gouache offers a wide range of transparency, opacity and brilliance, and allows easy transport and clean up in the studio or on location. This intensive 3 day course will draw upon quick explorations working on small to medium scale papers. We will experiment as well as work from observation to explore new terrain in thinking and making on the page. Utilizing abstraction, reference, representation and memory, the days are full with stimulating exercises, demonstrations, readings, sharing of ideas and one-on-one dialogues.

August 5, 6 & 7
10:00 am – 3:30 pm