2018 Workshop

Goetemann Distinguished Teacher Workshop. August 6-9

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Artist Kathy Liao

Join us for this workshop that focuses on expressing narrative through figure, color, composition and gesture. It will be led by instructor Kathy Liao, our invited 2018 Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher at The Rocky Neck Art Colony.

New this year: Liao’s workshop takes place at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly (Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street), offering large studio space for up to 15 students. All levels welcome.

The workshop is four days, from 9 to 3 each day. We will be working from a model for two of those days; studio space will stay open until 5.

Find out more about the workshop on this page.

Initiated in 2007, the Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher program brings to Rocky Neck an artist with a national reputation. Liao, who has an MFA in Painting from Boston University, currently teaches painting and printmaking at Missouri Western State University.

Kathy Liao will also give a free lecture at the Cape Ann Museum on Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 pm.

Find out more about the free lecture on this page.

Cost for the workshop is $400 for Rocky Neck Art Colony members; $500 for non members.

To Register: Send a check for full tuition made out to RNAC (please add Goetemann Artist Residency Workshop in memo line)  to Pat Conant, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, Mass. 01930. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND MAILING ADDRESS. You will receive a materials list and other information in July. Full refunds will be given only before July 20.

Check out Kathy Liao’s website here.

For more about the Goetemann Distinguished Artist Teacher, visit this page on the Rocky Neck Art Colony website.

2018 Workshop

Registering for the Workshop

Cost for the workshop is $400 for Rocky Neck Art Colony members; $500 for non members.

To Register: Send a check for full tuition made out to RNAC (please add Goetemann Artist Residency Workshop in memo line)  to Pat Conant, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, Mass. 01930. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND MAILING ADDRESS. You will receive a materials list and other information in July. Full refunds will be given only before July 20.

Questions? Contact us at: Info.GAResidency at gmail.com

 

 

2018 Workshop

Workshop Details

Figure Exploration:

Expressing Narrative through Color, Composition and Gesture

This four-day workshop aims to develop an expressive painting that tells a story. We will spend the first two days studying gestures and drawing from life, playing with different materials and working with collage, to set up compelling color and composition studies.
In the second half of the workshop, students will use the studies and personal imageries and reference photos to create their own figurative narratives.
In this workshop, we will talk about using color as an expression, exploring compositions that draw the viewers in, and play with different ways of image-making and building up the surface.
SUPPLY LIST:
Day 1 and 2

Sharpie Permanent Markers (Assorted colors, 21+ count)

Basic Gouache set (12+ colors, recommended Holbein, but cheaper set is fine)
Color pencils
Palette for color mixing
Assorted brushes
Jars/cups for water
(acrylic is an acceptable substitute for Gouache)
Scissors
Exacto Knife
Large Glue Sticks or small bottle of PVA (Polyvinyl acetate) Glue
1 pad of sketch or multi-media drawing paper (11×14 or 14×17, 20+ sheets, they are usually $10-13/pad for 50-60 sheets)
(2) Bristol Paper 18″x24″
Day 3 and 4
Optional:  if desired, students can chose to work on canvas for the following days or use the 18″x24″ Bristol paper/gouache for the latter half of the workshop.
(1) 18″x24″ canvas
Oil or Acrylic painting supplies (paint, brushes..etc)
—Kathy Liao
Questions? Drop a note to: info.GAResidency at gmail.com