Niebrugge Workshop for Alaska Art Teachers

October 11-12 I will be teaching three, three hour workshops at the 2008 Alaska Art Education Association Fall Conference, Wasilla, Alaska.  Please contact Misty Holler at her email: Hollers@gci.net for more information and details.

The first class will be held from 9:30AM-12:30PM Saturday, October 11, 2008.  We will meet and drive to the historic district downtown Wasilla for some plein air thumbnail sketching.  You will need a sketchbook and pencil.  We will study perspective, composition, and the use of positive and negative space.  The second session is from 1:30PM-4:30PM Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Wasilla High School.  Students will utilize the thumbnail sketches and choose one to paint.  Brushes, grounds, and acrylic paint will be provided.  You will need a water jar, palette, paper towels, water spray bottle, and wear clothes that won’t be damaged with paint.  If you want to bring watercolor paint, that is fine with me.  I will give guidance and instruction on paint mixing, achieving distance, complementary colors, and various techniques.

The final session will be a shortened version of Saturday’s two sessions and will meet at Wasilla High School at 9:30AM-12:30PM Sunday, October 12, 2008.  If you have taken the previous sessions and want to work on your painting, that is fine with me.  If you are new, bring some reference material of historic subjects and all the items recommended for the two classes above.  Brushes, grounds, and acrylic paint will be provided.  We will do quick thumbnails and transfer the composition to the grounds to paint.  I will give guidance and instruction on paint mixing, achieving distance, complementary colors, and various techniques.

I look forward to working with Alaska’s Art Teachers.

Gail Niebrugge, Pointillism Artist

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