Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Acrylic Workshop in Ellijay, GA

Although I am better known for my paintings in pastel or oil, I also paint occasionally in acrylic.

"Gladiola Profusion"
24" x 20"
I have done several commissions in acrylic, one of those being eight paintings for a restaurant, Enigma Cafe at Satellite Beach, Florida.

The painting shown here is acrylic and was done from life. I walked into a Kroger and the glads were $1 for a bunch ... so I bought about 10 bunches and had fun painting them for a couple of days!

So .... I have been asked several times, "when are you going to teach in acrylic?" Here is your opportunity!

Studio Workshop -
Acrylic's Split Personality
Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association -- Ellijay, GA

May 14 and 15, 2011
Saturday and Sunday

This is a special opportunity ----
the cost of this workshop is $150 for the two days, 

supplies included!
The workshop will follow the "theme" of the GAHA upcoming show sponsored by the Garden Club. The intention for this workshop is to have each student leave with a completed sunflower painting. You will paint along with the teacher, following stroke by stroke as the painting comes to life. I will also discuss learning from the experience, creating studies instead of thinking of creating a "painting." This thought process most times takes the pressure off trying too hard! Try it, you'll like it and it might just give you a boost to try more!

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association (GAHA) members receive 10% off class fees. Call 706-635-5605 to schedule the class.

207 Dalton Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 635-5605
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday --- 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Three Key Benefits of Marsha Savage Workshops
1. The workshop engages the student to study the key elements of starting a painting in a controlled way. A plan is made, started and keeps the student on track, instead of just "flying by the seat of their pants."

2. Study with a teacher in a workshop allows students to ask their own questions, but more importantly to see and listen to other students' questions and processes.

3. Learning to enjoy the journey, not necessarily trying to finish a piece is a key element in my discussions during the whole of the workshop. This also means to follow their own path, taking what they need from the workshop and are capable of at their stage, not just learning to paint in the style of the instructor.

So ..... contact the Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association and plan to participate in a very fun workshop. You can also contact me with any questions:  I hope to see you there.
Sunflower Fun 1
Sunflower Fun 2

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