Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst
Oct 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 Mornings 11- 1 PM Central & Afternoons 3-5 PM Central
The class is open to all
Large-scale Intuitive Painting and Drawing
- Getting and staying loose
- Developing intuition and new approaches to creating
- Emphasis on process over product
- Working large, maneuvering through space using the whole body and
unusual tools and materials
- Develop rich surfaces, content, and strategies that carry over to future works
This workshop brings together the team of Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst, two artists each with many years of professional experience who often collaborate on teaching. Both use paper extensively and have designed a new workshop that merges paper and water-based media on a large scale. Paula and Jeff focus on physicality and materials in their work with an emphasis on intuitive explorations that ultimately lead to the development of personal or desired content. Although this will be an excellent introduction to abstraction, imagery of sorts may show up.
The workshop will feature working large, on paper —taking your work to another scale. The class is broken into two sections that focus on painting and drawing with mixed (water-based) media and unorthodox materials. The first component is designed as a discovery-in-process work with intuition as a driving force. Artists will be given parameters to use with the idea that ideas about developing work will change and evolve in the process. The second component in the class involves recycling art and other materials to arrive at new work(s). Both involve play, experimentation, and approaches to freely move through space to interact with the large work’s surface.
This online class will meet for five days, spanning 15 days. The class will feature demos, small groups discussions of ideas and concepts; Slides of other artists that use paper to enlighten and inspire; a guest artist presentation (to be announced); and a private, 15-minute session with Paula and Jeff for feedback on your work. Following the class will be an online exhibition of work created during the workshop.
The workshop dates are:
- Monday, October 12, 11-1 PM Central and 3-5 PM Central
- Thursday, October 15, 11-1 PM Central and 3-5 PM Central
- Monday, October 19, 11-1 PM Central and 3-5 PM Central
- Thursday, October 22, 11-1 PM Central and 3-5 PM Central
- Monday, October 26, 11-1 PM and 3-5 PM Central
- On either Wednesday 10/ 14 or 10/21 a private 15-minute review
- Morning sessions (11-1 PM Central) with both artists. Instruction includes: demos on approaching the substrate, structure for layering and intuitive application, possibilities with materials; making/finding tools; mark-making; use of composition, color, and value
- On all 5 days, class will reconvene from 3-5:00 PM Central for questions, follow-ups and discussions
- Small group breakout rooms will be utilized for discussing work, course material, and contemporary issues
- On either 10/ 14 or 10/21 we will meet with each artist for (1) 15minute session for feedback on your work.
- A soon to be annouced visiting artist
Supplies Paper needed is large, heavy, sturdy paper (that will take water media, sanding, etc): Arches en tout cas roll, 280g, 52.5′ x 10 yd or Stonehenge (AKA Legion Stonehenge) roll, 250g, 50″ x 10yd or 6- 12 sheets Stonehenge 30″ x 44″ (you would work on 2 taped together)
If you cannot staple paper to your wall we can recommend other options.
Options is you are short on wall space You can also use a large sheet of insulation board to mount your drawings into and work on this surface. It’s lightweight and easy to move around. The board is called Owens Corning FOAMULAR and the ½ or ¾” will be fine. There also are other insulation boards are Hole Depot or Lowes. These are inexpensive alternatives.
Acrylic gesso (by the gallon is cheaper) Or white house paint Assortment of large brushes (3-5″) and smaller brushes Fluid acrylic colors (or substitute house paint or tempera paint) or house paint (colors)
Acrylic medium Black India ink and colored inks (optional) Graphite drawing sticks, prismacolors (optional) Compressed Charcoal DryDex Spackling, Plaster, or Sheetrock pre-mixed material. R&F Pigment Sticks (3 or 4 colors) and/or wax paint sticks Oil pastels, paint markers, etc Sand paper, scrapers, rags; Messermeister tool drop cloth or tarp to protect wall/floor
Optional large tools: a paint roller & pan; Squeegee, Other materials found around the house or hardware store
$775 To register click on the PayPal button below. Please send any questions to email@example.com If you have credit from a Paula Roland workshop, contact Paula directly.