November 2017 through April 2018
The Armory's Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series brings together participants and contemporary master artists from all over the country for unparalleled educational experiences. Now in its 19th year, the series caters to artists of all skill levels and diverse disciplines. The Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series was carefully designed to offer opportunities to study with the best of today's master artists working in the areas of ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and drawing.
Check back at the end of August for additioanal workshops.
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Learn the basics of operation for the Delta 3D PotterBot clay printer and how the 3D output can compliment a potter's process. Participants will be guided through basic steps to printing a 3D ceramic object. First students will scan an object of their choice to translate into a printed clay form. Manipu- lation of this form through an online CAD (computer aided design) program will be demonstrated and instruction in CAD will take place in the Armory’s newly renovated digital lab. Students will create a basic, unique shape to be printed in clay. Each student will complete the course with two 3D printed projects. Slide lectures will include discussion of the instructor’s personal art work, a look at contemporary artists work employing 3D printing, and modern applications of 3D printed forms. Minimum: 8 students.
Cara McKinley is a local of South Florida. She has always been enthralled with looking at the natural world, especially at the microscopic level. Moving to the Midwest and the mountains has inspired her to recreate these observations in clay and multimedia. Using video and 3d rendering has allowed her to recreate the essence of an object and its material quality without actually touching the material.
The act of carving leads to a different visual vocabulary of form than that of fabrication in sheet and wire. This class will explore the carving of non-metal materials, which could be wood, plastic, or Richlite (a material comprised of re-cycled paper in a natural resin). The second aspect of the class will be to use construction techniques that will embellish and make functional the carved forms, resulting in pieces of jewelry or small-scale objects.
C. James Meyer is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was head of the metal and jewelry program. He currently maintains a studio and continues to teach part time. This includes teaching in the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, and conducting workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Peters Valley School of Crafts, and Touchstone Center for Craft.
In this five-day workshop, Lucy MacGillis shares her love for hand- made, natural paint. She begins by mixing raw earth pigments from Italy with linseed oil. Working from life in the landscape, participants learn how to create their own paint and mix the colors of the limited earth palette and are guided in looking closely at the tones they see before them in the landscape. By limiting the range of colors, painters create their own tones and use the relationships of juxtaposing colors to give them more force. Using the palette knife, students work directly from observation of the landscape with the colors Venetian red, burnt sienna, terra di sienna, yellow ochre, Naples yellow, earth green, ultramarine blue, Paynes grey, burnt and raw umber, Roman black earth, and titanium white.
Lucy MacGillis was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1977 and has been painting in Italy since her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. With grants from University of Pennsylvania, she studied at Nick Carone’s Interna- tional School of Art in Montecastello di Vibio and began a series of still lifes and landscapes there. MacGillis works from observation, mixing her own paint from raw earth pigments and linseed oil. She also teaches painting seminars in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, at the Kunstfabrik in Hannover in Germany, Kunstfabrik Wien in Vienna, and privately in Italy.
• We recommend that you register early with complete payment.
• All major credit cards are accepted and checks are made payable to the Armory Art Center.
• Refunds or transfers are not permitted if requested with less than five weeks’ notice. After five weeks no refunds will be issued due to a student’s failure to attend the workshop.
• Payment in full per workshop will be refunded less a fee of $100 provided the Armory receives five weeks’ notice prior to the start of the workshop.
• Payments for workshop that are not held due to insufficient enrollments will be refunded in full.
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS WILL BE MADE FOUR (4) WEEKS PRIOR TO START DATE.
Any workshop that doesn’t achieve sufficient enrollment will be canceled and the registrants will be contacted by the Armory Art Center. Please make your travel and accommocation arrangements within the four-week timeframe prior to the workshop.
Call (561) 832-1776 or register online at armoryart.org