Save the Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9-9:45: Sign-in/Orientation (Smith Williams Art Building)
10-10:50 First workshops (Smith Williams Art Building)
11-11:50 Second workshops (Smith Williams Art Building)
12-1: Lunch (Student Commons)
1-2: Gallery Show Reception and Awards (Smith Williams Art Building)
The following workshops will be hosted by Piedmont College:
Professor Tyler Mann: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
In this workshop, students will learn the foundational functions and implications of Adobe Illustrator. This workshop is highly recommended to any students interested in graphic design or who are interested in utilizing digital media in their artistic practice.
Professor Drema Montgomery: Painting with Acrylics on Plaster Forms
In this workshop, students will use acrylic paint on plaster faces derived from molds. Students will explore painting basics, acrylic mediums, and glazing techniques, as well as approaches to painting on alternative surfaces.
Professor Rebecca Brantley: Make Your Own Aqueous Media
In this workshop, students will make their own tempera and watercolor pigment experimenting with the basic processes used in aqueous media.
Professor Brian Hitselberger: Watercolor in Print
In this workshop, students will explore the possibilities of combining direct painting with the printed mark. Participants will create a small suite of works on paper using watercolor and various print techniques (stencil, trace monotype) to create unique mixed-media pieces.
Chance Hunter: Raku Firing
In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to fire their own pottery using a traditional Japanese method known as Raku. To register for this workshop students must bring one or two pieces of work that have already been bisque fired.
As of now, we are actively signing up students for workshops. Space is limited so sign up right away. To register students please email me their names with four workshops they are interested in participating in, listed in order from most to least interested. We will do our absolute best to place students in the workshops they are most interested in, however, space is first come first serve. Please list student names with workshops as follows:
- Raku Firing
- Watercolor in Print
- Make Your Own Aqueous Media
Finally, the Piedmont College Art Department will be hanging a pin-up art show on the day of the workshops in our gallery space! Students are welcome and encouraged to bring one piece of either 2-D or 3-D mixed media artwork for the show. These pieces will be displayed in our Smith Williams Art Gallery located within the same facility where the workshops will take place. We do have a few specific requirements for artwork being brought to the show.
Please ensure that all 2-D artwork:
1. will fit into a 24-inch x 24-inch wall space.
2. can easily be pinned to the wall using simple pins.
Piedmont College will not hang any artwork that requires the use of anything besides simple pins.
Please ensure that all 3-D artwork:
1. will fit into a 12-inch x 12-inch space. Know that spacing for 3-D work is extremely limited.
2. The artwork has a solid base and is not at risk of falling over.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to continuing the conversation about this wonderful opportunity and seeing your students here at Piedmont College.