Acrylic Bootcamp--Basic Strategies for Getting the Best Results from Acrylics – The Art Students League

Acrylic Bootcamp–Basic Strategies for Getting the Best Results from Acrylics

John A. Parks

John A. Parks

Workshop Description

JULY 11–13
Wednesday–Friday, 1:30– 5:00 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

An intense course covering all the basic techniques of painting in acrylic.  The course will begin with an introduction of the Sta-Wet palette, a revolutionary device that allows the palette to stay wet indefinitely.  There will be demonstration of basic acrylic set-up and paint handling as well as such techniques as flooding, dripping, scratching back, sanding and varnishing.  There will also be a demonstration of and the use of various mediums, gels and pastes to increase the depth and brilliance of the painting. The class will explore techniques of underpainting, glazing and building impasto while working directly from the model.

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 is 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 American Artist Magazine. His work is 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 currently working on a book, “Universal Principles of Art,” to be published by Rockport Press in October 2014.
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