Childe Hassam Inspired Oil Painting
10 am – 2 pm
One of the best ways to learn posthumously from a master painter is to paint a “master copy”. That is, study the painting intently, look at how the artist handled the subject and manipulated the paint. Try to get inside the artist’s head and figure out why the artist emphasized one thing over another. Then, paint a copy of it. In doing so, you’ll potentially learn what it took for the artist to produce a particular work, what steps he may have followed, which parts were difficult and which were easier. In the end, you’ll have a broader understanding and perhaps a technique or two you’ll be able to employ in your own future painting endeavors and, you’ll have your very own actual painting of a master work to hang on your wall and enjoy forever!
In this workshop, instructor Mike Callahan will take students inside the museum to study Childe Hassam’s painting “The South Ledges, Appledore” up close. He’ll give a brief overview of the Hassam’s life and discuss the period in which he created this particular painting. Then, the students will move into the classroom space where Mike will do a demonstration showing how he thinks the artist painted it as you, the student, follow along painting your own.
By the end of the second day of this workshop, you will have painted your own painting that you can proudly display on your wall impressing both family and friends!
Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2
10 am – 2 pm
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels, some experience helpful
Instructor: Mike Callahan
Paint: Note: If you already have a set of oil paint with a variety of colors, you are welcome to bring it, if not you should get the following colors:
M. Graham brand
Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)
Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits.
Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)
Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner)
Small can such as olive or tuna can (for medium)
Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10
Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10
Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.
Painting or Palette knife (steel is preferable to plastic)
New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver 2.5 oz
Stretched Canvas or Canvas Panel 20”x24″
Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)
Optional: Nitrile gloves
Approximate cost of above items $100- $120