Christian Rex van Minnen
DATES: August 24 – 28, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: I – II
CONCEPT: A primer in indirect painting techniques focusing on underpainting, dead-coloring and glazing, this workshop explores the ‘special effects’ utilized by the great schools and masters.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use contemporary versions of traditional oil paint and mediums, including quick-drying mediums, mediums that are less toxic thantraditionalmediaandoilground/gesso.Withan emphasis on light and form, we work with a limited palate of oil paint and mediums, using the latest technological advances in oil paint and media, including Gamblin “Fast- Matte” paints and Alkyd mediums.
ACTIVITIES: We learn through demonstrations, slides and lectures which are followed by hands-on experimentation, each day ‘building’ on the progress of the previous day. We emphasize the importance of understanding effective layering more than achieving perfect realism. The class works from studies of direct observation, photographs and our own imaginations while emphasizing play and experimentation.
FACULTY: Christian Rex van Minnen is a painter who currently lives in New York City and Carbondale, CO. He has exhibited work in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe and is currently represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, and Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen. www.christianvanminnen.com
Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75