Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic

John A. Parks

John A. Parks

Workshop Description

MAY 9 – 10
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $315
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

An intense course covering all the basic and some not-so-basic acrylic techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of the Sta-Wet palette, a transformative device that allows the palette to remain wet indefinitely. Painting begins working from the figure as the class explores various techniques for applying underpainting and working glazes on top. Day two introduces various painting mediums to increase the brilliance and depth of the painting. Students will explore the possibilities of combining heavy impasto with transparent glazes. There will be demonstration of other technical possibilities in paint handling such as flooding, dripping, scratching back, sanding and varnishing.

About the Instructor

John Parks was educated at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited widely over the last thirty years represented by a number of major galleries including Allan Stone and Coe Kerr galleries. He on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Parks has also published many articles on art in publications ranging from the New York Times, to The Artists Magazine. His paintings are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and many private collections. His work is represented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in New York. He is also the author of a book, “Universal Principles of Art,” published by Rockport Press in October 2014. For more information please visit johnaparks.com.
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