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SAUSALITO, CA  (USA)

August 23-25, 2024  FULL 

ICB/ART

ICB Building, 480 Gate 5 Road / Studio #107, Sausalito CA

UNVEILING COMPOSITION

DISCOVER THE MASTERPIECE WITHIN YOUR ART Join us for this three-day workshop where we will help you cultivate a discerning eye and discover the hidden gems in your own artwork, including the art of creating dynamic compositions through multiples...

All supplies and materials provided. Wood panels, paint, brushes, tools and mixed media materials.

Join us for this three-day workshop where we will help you cultivate a discerning eye and discover the hidden gems in your own artwork, including the art of creating dynamic compositions through multiples.

1. Creating dynamic compositions through multiples: Explore the techniques of arranging, juxtaposing, and harmonizing different elements to create visually captivating and powerful compositions using multiple pieces.

2. Building a strong foundation: Dive into techniques for creating a solid artistic base and experimenting with mixed media.

3. Understanding value and color: Unleash the power of colors and shades to bring your art to life and create visually engaging compositions.

4. Embracing creative flow: Break free from limitations and allow your art to flow effortlessly, setting the stage for compositions with multiple pieces.

5. Making your mark: Master the art of expressive brushstrokes and unique mark-making techniques to add depth and character to your artwork.

6. Developing an editor's eye: Train yourself to recognize the strengths and highlights of your art, honing your ability to identify what works best.

7. Achieving artistic satisfaction: Learn strategies for finishing your pieces and feeling a sense of fulfillment and confidence.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, this 3 day workshop is designed to refine your artistic vision, elevate your work to new heights, and unlock the creative possibilities that arise from creating compositions through multiples.

 

SCHEDULE:

Day 1: 
> Grayscale Collage Studies
> Exploring Color as Value

Day 2: 
> Creating Rich Backgrounds
> Combining 10x10 Multiples
> Mastering Mark Making
> Image Transfer Techniques
> Utilizing Masking Fluid

Day 3: 
> Identifying Strong Base Compositions
> Working on Individual Panels

> Finalizing Your Artwork

> Group Critique and Workshop Overview

MALLORCA, SPAIN

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October 19-26, 2024

ARTfuel

La Serrania, Mallorca Spain

UNVEILING COMPOSITION

 

​I will be joining the 2024 ARTfuel Retreat instructor roster and will be hosting a retreat in Mallorca in October 2024.  ARTfuel is a company run by artists Terri Froelich and Susan Melrath who have a passion for all things art; making, teaching, connecting, combined with a sense of adventure and travel. 

SANTA FE, NM  (USA)

May 22-25, 2024  FULL

AIR Studios | Jen Tough Gallery

4 N Chamisa Dr, Santa Fe, NM

 

UNVEILING COMPOSITION

Join us for this four-day workshop where we will help you cultivate a discerning eye and discover the hidden gems in your own artwork, including the art of creating dynamic compositions through multiples.

TELLURIDE, CO  (USA)

July 25-29, 2024  FULL

Ah Haa School For the Arts

155 West Pacific Street, Telluride, Colorado

UNVEILING COMPOSITION IN ACRYLICS

Re•treat summer artist workshops are curated for the modern traveler and the artist looking to reimagine, refocus and reignite their art practice. This transformative series of six unique, curated workshops, is dedicated to providing a rich exchange of ideas and skill enhancement. Workshops take place in the Ah Haa School for the Arts state-of-the-art Silver Jack building, a 10,000 square-foot, purpose-built arts center.

NEW ORLEANS, LA  (USA)

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Sept 02 – Sept 05, 2024  FULL

PaintSpace NOLA

1202 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA

UNVEILING COMPOSITION

DISCOVER THE MASTERPIECE WITHIN YOUR ART Join us for this four-day workshop where we will help you cultivate a discerning eye and discover the hidden gems in your own artwork, including the art of creating dynamic compositions through multiples...

“Gordon’s workshops provided an incredible learning experience in how to expand one’s creativity, develop an intuitive sense of where to take an art piece &  go beyond your comfort zone. The combination of teaching powerful techniques, insightful feedback & being prepared to challenge you makes for a truly fulfilling class. A big thank you!”  - Michael D.

“Gordon’s workshop was fun, generous and inspiring. He created a warm, supportive environment for the group to play with new ideas and processes, while offering open ended, but individualized, directions to consider. It was great to meet other artists from around the country and to work in his large open studio in the ICB Artists building in beautiful Sausalito.” - Lynn A.

“After taking a year off of painting, I decided to take a workshop with Gordon to get back into it. His class was amazing!  There were artists from all levels of experience.  From novice, to the well seasoned. I especially liked the fact that all of your supplies were readily available to you, and that you were surrounded by his incredible pieces for inspiration.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my time in his studio and in Sausalito. If you're looking for inspiration, camaraderie and great art direction, look no further. I highly recommend!” - Richard C.

“As a representational artist for many years, I have struggled with transitioning to working in. Gordon demystified abstracts for me - and was tremendously encouraging throughout. He provides everything you’d need and more, but his winning personality really makes the workshop a true delight. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in abstract painting.” - Carole B.

“I loved Gordon's workshop. I learned more techniques in a 2 day workshop than some year long art classes. I signed up for Gordons class because he is an incredible artist, but it turns out, he is also a wonderful teacher. He shares the way to approach the blank panel and build on it using all sorts of new tools. He has a way of instructing that is informative and constructive yet still very free and loose. He made me feel like there were no mistakes. I highly recommend his workshop.” - Jayne B.

 

SAUSALITO
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