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Location: 190 Ottey Drive, Atlanta 30324
November 20-21 Gary Bodner: Get Loose! WAIT LIST FORMING
Experience a fun-filled two day workshop with one of Atlanta's favorite artists, Gary Bodner. He will encourage students to work large, strong and colorful with an expressionistic style. He will encourage each student to think more creatively and with more expression. Demonstration and individual critiques throughout the workshop. Prepare to bring a painting you have already begun.
Gary Bodner is the quintessential renaissance man. Bodner studied architecture at Miami University of Ohio before entering Chicago Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and aside from his Medical Practice he has been working on his artistic craft for well over 15 years. Bodner finds inspirations for his work in nearly everything he encounters; From photographs to wildlife to traveling to visiting museums and reading and studying art books. Bodner enjoys painting all things from stills to landscapes to figures. He particularly enjoys painting flowers and when asked about some of his specific floral paintings he said, "I really enjoy trying to create my own hybrid flower in a masculine way". Due to his enormous energy and passion for his art, Bodner finds time to paint early in the morning, and late in the evening and on weekends. He describes his work as strong and colorful with an expressionistic style. “The power of juxtaposing or placing one color on top of another to create an image is what drives my paintings,” he says. Primarily, Bodner considers himself a colorist and is constantly looking for the interplay of colors on his canvases. He says he has been inspired by works of Cezzanne, Van Gogh and Philip Johnson, architect. His medium is ever involving and he is currently exploring the use of oil based house paint. Bodner says, "The color combinations possible with the mixture of paints is something that really drives me". Bodner was recently honored by the Huntsville Museum of Art as the "Painter of the Year". Additionally, he has been featured in several magazines including American Collector and he also created illustrated paintings for the Bremen Museum Cookbook. Aside from creating his own art, he also holds advanced painting workshops where he helps other aspiring artists reach their creative potential.
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December 4-6 David Shevlino: Alla Prima Figure
The focus of this class will be on drawing the figure (day 1) and Alla Prima oil painting and the various techniques used to create a fresh, spontaneous response to your subject matter while the paint is still wet. Students will work by applying paint in large tonal patches and refining/ adding details as they move along. This class will be helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely, use brush strokes economically and take advantage of the inherent beauty of wet oil paint.
David Shevlino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of
Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students' League in New York.
up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager. He began
making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of
traditional figurative painting. His early work was very
traditional and classically inspired. However, after many years of
experimenting, Shevlino began exploring a looser paint application
which straddles the line between representational painting and
This "in between" area is where the painter feels most
comfortable and best able to express his artistic voice. Shevlino has
exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits
over the past two decades and currently lives in Wilmington, DE.
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