From the Ground Up: Acrylic Paints and Mediums
In the search for clarity the painter has many options as starting points. These initial steps include the questioning of subject matter, concept, site, identity, and cultural context. Specifically, we will be looking at acrylic mediums & techniques as tools and catalysts for content. This workshop begins literally from the painted ground as a staging point to transfer techniques and collage. Discussions will examine the work of participants in relationship to the techniques & toolbox accompanying the class. Artist Martin Smick will also join the class to demonstrate his use of mediums on paper.
Duane Slick is of Native American descent and is a member of the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa. He earned his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa, his MFA from the University of California-Davis, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited internationally and nationally, including The National Museum of the American Indian, the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design, NYC and teaches painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. He exhibits at Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown.