Workshops


REFLECTED LIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP (SPRING)
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

REFLECTED LIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP (SPRING)

REFLECTED LIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP (SPRING)


Explore the contrast of rich, saturated color with reflected light and metallic foils. Students will turn two 6 x 12 panels into a work of art.  Non-toxic, solvent free acrylic paint and mediums will be used. Students will leave with two ready to hang 6x12 works, and a kit of supplies, enabling exploration at home. (Meets in W-6, 607)


Spring Quarter (1-day workshop) 
Sun May 7 (10am-4pm)
Tuition: $135
Materials: $68, payable to the instructor at first class - ALL supplies provided.

 

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"Late Bloomers" Reception at the Arches Gallery
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

"Late Bloomers" Reception at the Arches Gallery

All Media Exhibit by the Arches Gallery Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center

Opening on Wednesday April 5th, 2017 and on exhibit until January April 30th, 2017, the Arches Gallery in the Workhouse Arts Center – located at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA – will showcase an all media art exhibit by the Arches Gallery Artists located in building W9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. Their show, “Cherry Blossom Kimonos” is part of a campus-wide celebration of cherry blossom events in the region, titled “Late Bloomers”. You can find more information on this campus-wide show by going to: http://www.workhousearts.org/event/exhibit-late-bloomers/

The artists will be on hand to talk about their work and the processes they use at the gallery reception in the Arches Gallery in building W9 on Saturday April 8th 2017 from 6-9p.m featuring light appetizers. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Spring rains may be showering the region with snow, but "Late Bloomers" exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center promises a long running, warm show. “Cherry Blossom Kimonos” combines cherry blossom inspired artwork with colorful Kimono hung in W9 and other buildings will be the contribution to the campus wide event “Late Bloomers” by the Arches Gallery Artists. The Arches Gallery Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center is a group of over 23 visual artists. The artists bring you a variety of styles—whimsical, realistic, Impressionist, abstract, all in a variety of media—paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and jewelry, wood, mixed media, photography and ceramics. Feed your eyes, mind and soul with joy and inspiration with ‘Cherry Blossom Kimonos’.”

About the presenting artists: The Arches Gallery Artists at the Workhouse was founded in September 2008 when the Workhouse Arts Foundation opened the Workhouse Arts Center. This group of established and emerging artists work in a variety of media – watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, photography, fiber, wood, and resin jewelry and ceramic—has been exhibiting their art on campus every month since then. We are located in at the Workhouse Arts Center in building W-9. At the beginning of each month, a whole new collection of art by our 20+ members is installed. This assures our galleries are always fresh, vital, and inspiring. Our galleries are open during regular Workhouse hours and the Arches Gallery Artists participates in the 2nd Saturday ArtWalks held each month (the 2nd Saturday of every month) from 6:00-9:00pm.  These opening receptions are free to the public and present a group exhibit showcasing the art of every member and a solo show highlighting the work of a featured artist.

Some of the artists to be featured in this special show are:

 

·         Jona Blocker (mixed media)

·         Mark Bravante (mixed media)

·         Evelyn M Brooks (jewelry)

·         Stephanie Chang (oil)

·         Karen Chin (watercolor & mixed media)

·         Karen Kozojet Ching (oil & acrylic)

·         Glenn Cook (photography)

·         Kathleen Best Gillmann (oil & acrylic)

·         John Hartt (oils)

·         Nancy Hannans (oil & acrylic)

·         Karen Hutchison (acrylic)

·         Carol Mather (acrylic & resin)

·         Sandra McCelland (acrylic/mixed media)

·         Kenneth McKether (photography, acrylic)

·         Marie Kennedy (ceramic)

·         Sharon Moores (precious metals)

·         Kathryn Naylor (pastels & oil)

·         Brian Rayner (wood)

·         Rick Reda (photography)

·         Bettie Sperty (ceramic, acrylic)

·         Kathy Strauss (photography & mixed media)

·         Christy Tremblay (acrylic)

·         Joyce Watkins (pastels)

·         Wendy Zaidman (ceramics)

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ACRYLIC ILLUMINATION PAINTING WORKSHOP (SUMMER)
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

ACRYLIC ILLUMINATION PAINTING WORKSHOP (SUMMER)

ACRYLIC ILLUMINATION PAINTING WORKSHOP (SUMMER)

 

All Skill Levels, Young Adults & Adults
Instructor: Jona Blocker


Using luminous gold metallic surfaces, students will use acrylic to create translucent and opaque layers of color. Using techniques like glazing, layering, sanding, and texture, students will turn two 6 x 12 panels into a work of art.  Non-toxic, solvent free acrylic paint and mediums will be used. Students will leave with two ready to hang 6x12 works, and a kit of supplies, enabling exploration at home. (Meets in W-6, 602)

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Acrylic Illuminations
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Acrylic Illuminations

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Using luminous metallic surfaces, students will use acrylic to create translucent and opaque layers of color. Using techniques like glazing, layering, sanding, and texture, students will turn two 6 x 12 panels into a work of art.

This is a two day workshop at the Lorton Workhouse Art Center.

Non-toxic, solvent free acrylic paint and mediums will be used. Students will be able to take home two ready to hang 6x12 works at the end of the workshop, and leave with a kit of supplies, enabling exploration at home.

Students will be supplied with two prepared 6x 12 panels, prepared for display.  Registration will be available shortly at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center website.

This panel was made using the techniques in the workshop.

This panel was made using the techniques in the workshop.

 

 

 

 

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