McGuffey Art Center
ACRYLIC PLAYSHOP WORKSHOPS: Summer 2019
Adults and mature teens
Time and Dates: TBA
These Playshops are designed to shake up old habits, remove your fears and launch you into painting fun! Carve out an afternoon to recharge your creative roots! Supplies provided, just show up! Each week has a different theme; choose just one or come to all.
Piedmont Virginia Community College
These classes are available by registering at PVCC's website: https://www.pvcc.edu/
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING & PAINTING I
These classes provide foundational skills of acrylic painting, and further development of these skills for intermediate painters. Emphasis is on fun and discovery.
A basic introduction to the printmaking process including monotype, relief printing, editioning and technical challenges.
FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN
This class explores the fundamental visual skills and language necessary for working in all visual art forms. Elements and principles of good (and bad) design form the core of the curriculum.
DRAWING I & II
An exploration of the process and concerns of the practice of drawing, building fundamental skills and developing advanced visual thinking.
ART APPRECIATION (ONLINE)
A visual literacy class that introduces students to learning about, looking at and talking about art. Class includes art making projects, a studio visit and a field trip to the VMFA.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
These workshops are available for small groups at a reasonable rate through the VMFA's website.
Picasso and the Fearless Print!
One of the many types of relief printmaking that Picasso explored is the reduction print. This workshop provides an introduction to this technically challenging process. Students leave with a limited edition of multi-colored prints.
Unique Tees: Silkscreen
From idea to finished object, participants print their own professional-looking and unique t-shirt. This workshop is a fun and fast-paced day that involves both individual creativity and teamwork!
That's Me! Self-Portraits
From Ancient Egypt to modern times, humans have used art to record their identity through portraits, self-portraits, and symbols. This workshop uses a mixed-media approach, including printmaking, to construct a self-portrait that captures multiple levels of their identity.
Printing on the Kitchen Table
A lecture presentation that covers four distinct “low tech” printing processes that are fun, easy and produce amazing prints. Issues of practicality, cost, “messiness”, and age appropriateness are addressed. This lecture can include a hands-on element if desired.