Kicking off our Summer Art Class Series, Gallery Lucid is hosting a dynamic, 3-part still life painting class with a twist and an end goal of creating a still life painting which incorporates each artist's choice of visionary, fantasy, psychedelic, or abstract painting. The workshop is being taught by instructor and visionary artist Greg Pettit. The three weekly classes begin Thursday, June 21st, 2018 and will be from 6pm to 10pm each night. The ticket price is $250 for all 3 evenings, together--that's 12 hours of instruction and inspiration in a small group. Openings are limited to keep the instruction personalized!
Some snacks and beverages will be provided and the local cooperative brewery, Black Star Coop, is directly across the street if the need for refreshment becomes greater!
FROM GREG PETTIT, ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
"The workshop will be a Still Life Class for beginners, intermediate, or advanced painting students centered on challenging students to create their own references and then using those to incorporate elements of realism into fantasy, visionary, or even abstract painting. (I'll be teaching from the perspective of using acrylics, but if you are a die hard oil painter that's fine, too.) Observational painting from life is a great way for honing the fundamental skills needed to take one's painting technique to a higher level. This WON'T be painting bowls of fruit or flower vases.
"Each student will create their own diorama by constructing a scene out of various objects and materials that will serve as a template to base their paintings off of. I will walk each student through the steps of constructing a reference with lighting, choosing and developing a composition, creating an underpainting, and working in color.
More information and links to sign up for the class can be found at gallerylucid.com/classes-at-gallery-lucid.html
ARTIST INSTRUCTOR GREG PETTIT
Straddling the line between abstraction and polished rendering of sensible forms, Greg strives to create imagery that exists within a refracted sense of space and time. His work is characterized by depictions of abstract landscapes, transparent machine-like forms, fantastic creatures, and geometrically defined sentinel-like structures. His process of building structures and dioramas, then working visionary/abstract/surreal elements from his crafted pieces is unique among painters--even among visionary artists. This is a chance to learn this process along with insights into developing the paintings themselves.
For more information about Greg and a peek at his work, check out his interview by Visionary Art TV on YouTube.
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Join us for this unusual, inspiring, trans-dimensional still life class!