Intermediate & Advanced May 9, 2020-1 Session (Saturday) 10:30 am-5:00 pm Instructor: Colleen Sterling Class Fee: $35.00 non-members + $35.00 Supply Fee $Free to BRMAA members + $35.00 Supply Fee Before the advent of the common pencil, artists of the 15th century had to work-up their studies for egg tempera paintings using either charcoal, ink or a metal wire held by a stylus known as metalpoint, silver being the most favored. Students will learn this ancient technique which is a superb medium for precision and fine detail. The projects include completed drawings in the silverpoint medium on traditionally prepared papers. Students will learn techniques on how to prepare drawing surfaces to receive silverpoint “leads”, how silverpoint differs from standard graphite pencils, how the masters used the medium and how to procure supplies and materials. The Instructor will supply silver rods, specialty papers, reference material, and trace paper. There is a short supply list for the class offered upon registering for the class. Students are welcome to bring a lunch. A great class to learn some ancient and historical techniques for drawing.
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Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday..
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Colleen Sterling
Colleen Sterling is a professional artist and arts educator with extensive exhibition and teaching experience. In college she was an arts major with a history minor. It has been the latter that has motivated her to explore the historical use of art materials related to the techniques of past masters. In 2008, Colleen began serious study into the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting which she continues to this day, as well as all of the related disciplines for preparing for the use of the medium. Currently, Colleen teaches Drawing at the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association by appointment and has taught for our Summer Youth Art Camp for the last few years.
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 420 West Main Street Blue Ridge GA 30513 (706) 632- 2144 office (706) 632-7785 fax BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com
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