Polyptychs - Early paintings consisting of more than three panels and usually hinged for folding. (Great idea when traveling) This idea has been around since early Renaissance, mostly as altar pieces. The 1432 Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck stands as a magnificent example of story telling. That's where I got this idea.
In this all new Burridge multi-panel painting workshop we learn to integrate the fun of loose abstract painting with the figure and the narrative and compositional possibilities that come out of using multiple panels.
This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a brand new, looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. You will quickly learn to paint your own series; your own story on four panels.
Classes will include a variety of poses with the nude, draped and partially draped model, lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. "drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite.
Day One: Materials and techniques that lay the foundation for the rest of the week.
Day Two & Three: Focus on loose painting and drawing the undraped model. Each day starts with wet paint sketches plus Burridge's popular warmup exercises. You will be producing a fresh new body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view.
Day Four & Five: Creative tearing and paint splashing, starting each day with small paper collaging - making new work and utilizing the figurative paint sketches. You’ll learn to do 10x10 inch paper 'practice sheets' and then, moving on to canvas or wooden cradled panels. This modern and expressive painting workshop is for the adventurous painter in search of “the new”. Plenty of lecture and demo notes, constructive critiques and personal painting time. Come prepared to paint your own stuff!