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3-Day Workshop: The Lively Still Life in Atlanta, GA!


  • Binders Art Supplies & Frames - Buckhead 3330 Piedmont Rd NE #18 (Piedmont Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center) Atlanta, GA, 30305 United States (map)

BEGINNER+: A class to help bring your own voice to your still life painting, whether you’re starting out or looking to freshen up your existing work. One of the most basic things we'll learn is how to approach the painting process to start with. Setting up the scene, discovering ways to use your single light source to create drama, and the easiest way to draw an oval correctly! Plus, you'll learn the tips and tricks to make metal and glass look more realistic without being overly photographic.

Angela will demonstrate how to select a subject matter, set it up for painting in a way that feels fresh, and how to design the lighting for maximum drama. Each day will start with an artist’s demonstration, followed by instruction and painting time while Angela walks around and works with each student.

All part of the valuable insight Angela will share during your weekend together. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from this master of the still life!

WHEN

December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2017

WHERE

Binders Art Supply in Buckhead, Atlanta Georgia

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Visit The Art School in Sandy Springs website, or call Leslie at 678/756.1595.

COST: $495


SUPPLY LIST FOR OILS*

Oil Paint
M. Graham is my favorite oil paint, because I prefer using walnut oil-based paints, but I also use Gamblin, Williamsburg and M.Harding at times. 

  • Quinacridone Rose (or another cool red, like Quinacridone Magenta or Alizarin Crimson Permanent)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Sap Green Permanent
  • Titanium White
  • OPTIONAL colors: 
    • Turquoise
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Dioxazine Purple
    • Gamblin Warm White

Oil Paint Mediums
My first option is to go solvent free, so I'll be giving each student a bottle of walnut oil and walnut alkyd fast dry medium in place of odorless mineral spirits and/or solvent-based fast dry medium for those students choosing to work in oils. You may bring your own materials if you prefer to use them.

Other

  • A wide-mouth plastic jar with a screw-top for your walnut oil or mineral spirits.
  • Small metal Palette knife (I like the triangle point ones, this will be used to mix paint and apply to the canvas at the end for effect).
  • Palette with plastic wrap or air tight cover to protect the paint overnight
  • Paper towel or rags
  • Small travel easel 
  • OPTIONAL:
    • I use non-latex medical grade gloves to keep my hands clean

Brushes
Long handled brushes are best. I prefer Connoisseur Pure Synthetic Series or Connoisseur Black & White Hog Series long handled brushes. I would recommend at least one large flat or filbert (like a 14 through 8); one small filbert (like a 0 or 2); plus one large round (like an 6). Optional: for those little flourishes at the end and signing your name, I prefer a brush like the Simply Simmons liner or script brush in a 1 or 2.

Support
Your choice of canvas or board (or both!) in the following sizes:

  • 10x10-inch minimum, up to about 20x20-inch square for a simple teacup, coffee cup, or glass painting viewed from above.
  • 9x12-inch minimum rectangle for multiple item setup.
  • Optional: I like to prep my canvases with a coat of light molding paste and then clear gesso (if you tint your gesso, use a light value like cream or tan or light grey). Watch my video about how I do it here: http://www.angelabandurka.com/blog/2017/6/20/how-to-prep-a-canvas-with-light-molding-paste
    • Liquitex Clear Gesso
    • Light Molding Paste

NOTE: This is what I’ve found to be the difference in substrates, try one of each to see the differences for yourselves:

  • Canvas: makes a soft edge easily (blurry and soft brushwork)
  • Board: more slippery and allows for more translucency in your work but harder to make soft edges unless you layer (more expressive and translucent work)

SUPPLY LIST FOR ACRYLIC*

Acrylic Paint
M. Graham is my preferred brand. I find that M. Graham has the best consistency and is wet slightly longer than other brands. You can also use Golden or Lascaux acrylics.

  • Quinacridone Rose (or another cool red, like Anthraquinone Red or Alizarin Crimson Permanent)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White
  • OPTIONAL colors: 
    • Turquoise
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Dioxazine Purple
    • Golden Titanium Buff
    • BONUS: Angela will provide a tube of Hooker's Green in acrylic for each student painting in acrylics.

Support
Your choice of canvas or board (or both!) in the following sizes:

  • 10x10-inch minimum, up to about 20x20-inch square for a simple teacup, coffee cup, or glass painting viewed from above.
  • 9x12-inch minimum rectangle for multiple item setup.
  • Optional: I like to prep my canvases with a coat of light molding paste and then clear gesso (if you tint your gesso, use a light value like cream or tan or light grey). Watch my video about how I do it here: http://www.angelabandurka.com/blog/2017/6/20/how-to-prep-a-canvas-with-light-molding-paste
    • Liquitex Clear Gesso
    • Light Molding Paste

NOTE: This is what I’ve found to be the difference in substrates, try one of each to see the differences for yourselves:

  • Canvas: makes a soft edge easily (blurry and soft brushwork)
  • Board: more slippery and allows for more translucency in your work but harder to make soft edges unless you layer (more expressive and translucent work)

Other

  • A wide-mouth plastic jar with a screw-top for water
  • Paper palette. I like the ones that are gummed on the top and the bottom so that if it's windy, the palette paper stays put.
  • Small metal Palette knife (I like the triangle point ones, this will be used to mix paint and apply to the canvas at the end for effect).
  • Paper towel or rags
  • Small travel easel 
  • OPTIONAL:
    • I use non-latex medical grade gloves to keep my hands clean

Brushes
I prefer Connoisseur Pure Synthetic Series long handled brushes. I would recommend at least one large flat or filbert (like a 14 through 8); one small filbert (like a 0 or 2); plus one large round (like an 6). Optional: for those little flourishes at the end and signing your name, I prefer a brush like the Simply Simmons liner or script brush in a 1 or 2.


*Students are encouraged to bring any supplies they already have. Don’t hesitate to contact Angela Bandurka at ABandurkaART@gmail.com for supply questions.

Earlier Event: November 19
Show/Sale: Holiday Sale