2018 Course Information: Painting BIG
Join Adrian Deckbar for a three day Painting BIG workshop. She will be teaching exciting new techniques, for beginners to advanced painters. Working on large canvases (bring your prepared canvas, 24”x 36” up to 46” x 54” and some big brushes), you will achieve a sense of dimension, creating a 3-D effect. To get your work to ‘pop’ and vibrate, you will work on complementary color grounds.
Bring your own references – photos, sketches, or paintings that you want to enlarge. Using the photorealistic techniques in which she was trained, Adrian will show you how to create depth in your work. She will help you with composition choices, cropping, sketching or gridding – choosing the best image to work from and creating a vibrant painting, not a copy of a photograph.
10:00 am-04:00 pm
Materials Fee:Bring your own (See Materials List)
Arkansas Craft School
101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560
Adrian Deckbar is a New Orleans painter who creates large compositions of what she describes as “the natural world, increasingly in danger of extinction.” She breaks down elements in the landscape to dramatize the play of direct sunlight on forms and shapes. The images are often more interpretative than literal, and have been said to visually vibrate. She works in acrylic and pastels to achieve her luminous effects, and draws from life in the swamps and the forest. She studied with Elemore Morgan Jr. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she earned a B.A. in Painting and Drawing; at Tulane University she received an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and earlier earned an MA in Painting and Drawing at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught painting and drawing at Tulane University as a Professor of Practice, an adjunct Professor and a lecturer/invited instructor. She also taught at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and at San Francisco State University. Adrian has taught numerous workshops abroad and in the U.S. including The Bascom, in Highlands, N.C., The Mississippi Art Colony, and The Prince’s Foundation for Rebuilding the Environment in New Orleans. Recently she taught “Open Studio in the Forest” at Meadowcreek in Arkansas. Abroad, she taught plein air workshops in Umbria and Northern Italy, and Aix-en-Provence, France. Deckbar’s work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, her paintings have appeared in numerous show across the U. S. She has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Gottlieb Foundation. In 208 Deckbar published a book of her work with a grant from Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation: Continuum: Moving Through A Still Frame. Deckbar is represented by Callan Contemporary in New Orleans and The James Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.