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FALL 2012 WORKSHOPS

All classes will be held at the the Gateway City Arts building, 92 Race St, Holyoke, MA

Revised List of Sunday Workshops given by Dean Nimmer in Holyoke this Fall

This is the newly revised workshop schedule with several changes from the original to make the classes more affordable and user friendly. First I reduced the price of individual workshops from $125 to $100 and the price of the all-workshop pass is now $250.

There are still five workshops, but some of the dates have changed and there’s a new Watercolor workshop on Nov 10. Note that the first two workshops in November are on a Saturday by popular request in the schedule below:

1. (NEW) Watercolor Painting – SATURDAY, Nov 10 – 11am to 3pm

2. Off-press Monotype Workshop – SATURDAY, Nov 17 – 11am to 3pm

3. Art from Intuition Workshop – Sunday, Dec 9 – 11am to 3pm

4. Stop Whining and Draw! – Sunday, Dec 16 – 11am to 3pm

5. Exploring Abstract Art – Sunday, Jan 6 – 11am to 3pm

All workshops take place at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

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All of the 4-hour workshops are $100. A season pass that includes guaranteed admission to all workshops is $250. Please send a $50 deposit to reserve a space in any workshop or as a down payment on a season pass. The balance of the class fee is due on the day of the class.

Workshop descriptions:

Watercolor Painting- SATURDAY, Nov 10 – 11am to 4pm – $100
This watercolor techniques workshop is designed for both beginners and those with experience in the medium. I will discuss and demonstrate the primary methods of wet-on-dry, wet-in-wet and dry brush painting along with layering and various glazing techniques that are essential to any successful watercolor painting. I will work with everyone individually during our 4-hour session to create several watercolor compositions using these tools. You are also welcome to bring watercolor paintings you’ve done in the past to discuss ways to improve your skills and ideas for future paintings.

Off-press Monotype Workshop – SATURDAY, Nov 17 – 11am to 3pm – $100
In this workshop we will create monotypes, (one-of-a-kind prints), using Plexiglas plates, collagraphs and direct transfer approaches
that offer a wide range of possibilities for making prints without needing a printing press. These hand-rubbed techniques can be combined with collage, drawing and painting methods to achieve unique and dramatic results in your art.

Art from Intuition Workshop – Sunday, Dec 9 – 11am to 3pm – $100

Based on the book of the same name, the Art from Intuition workshop is a hands-on artmaking class exploring many unique techniques that will enhance your creativity and imaginative thinking. This fun and energetic workshop shows how to remove obstacles that block creativity in order to free your passionate artistic spirit.

Stop Whining and Draw! – Sunday, Dec 16 – 11am to 3pm – $100
This will be a 5-hour, non-stop, no time to think or whine, drawing session that emphasizes passion, process and pleasure over fussy, analytical picture making. This marathon session will explore many different techniques and subjects using paint, charcoal, pastels and mixed media combinations. We will create to upbeat music for the pure enjoyment of it all!

Exploring Abstract Art – Sunday, Jan 6 – 11am to 3pm – $100

This workshop uses innovative techniques to expand the inroads into the vibrant world of abstract expression. We will explore new painting and drawing projects based on working abstractly from observation, memory and from your uninhibited imagination. These projects will be part of a new book I’m writing for Random House to be published in the spring of 2013.

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I will send everyone directions and a detailed list of materials needed in an email a week prior to the workshop you are enrolled in.

These workshops are led by Professor Emeritus, Dean Nimmer, author of Art from Intuition and the former Chair of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Professor Nimmer is the 2010 winner of the “Distinguished Teaching of Art Award” given by the College Art Association and the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin.

 

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