CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS


LECTURES


Art and Science: A Night with Painter David Dunlop
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 6:30pm | $10 members / $15 nonmembers
The Center, Ketchum - The Sun Valley Center for the Arts |
191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum | Ketchum, ID 83353
203-318-0616 | www.sunvalleycenter.org

From Ancient Greece to the 21st century here is an explanation of how art works with science. How art evolved to imitate appearance; how Vision works and how we thought it worked; how optics were used to make paintings and then photographs; how geometry became perspective; how artist colors tried to imitate vision; how the science of color altered art history; How new discoveries in psychology, neurobiology, and physical intelligence are changing the directions and purposes of art. How adaptation of new technology continues to inspire artists.

Cameras, Computers and Painting: Past, Present and Future
1 Lecture | January 31, 2016 | Sunday · 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fee: $15 | Course Code: DDSU430PM1312016
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Examine painting's relationships of the past, present and future to cameras and computers. Learn how the purposes of art have been changed by technology. We reveal the secret optical technology behind painting for the past 600 years through today. Discover how artists have used, disguised and hidden the use of the camera just as they are using computer software today. See how technology shapes artists' goals, expressions, markets and culture. Hear the forecast for tomorrow's art based on today's science and technology.
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


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Painting Reflections on Water, Glass and Other Surfaces
1 Lecture | March 12, 2016 | Saturday · 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $165 | Course Code: DDSA1000AM3122016
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Learn how to paint distorted illusions of space, motion and perspective generated by reflections on water, glass and other shiny surfaces from metal to polished fruit. We examine how to evoke the complexities of fractured reflections found in moving water, street puddles, lakes, cylinders and spheres (think apples and ceramics), distortions of perspective found on the plate glass windows along urban avenues, the fogged and blurred reflections on stone, steel, pewter and more. We examine the history of painting reflections and their distortions for the past 500 years, the use of reflections by contemporary artists and how they are painting reflections with new tools and technology. Demonstrations using oil, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media will be provided.
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Master Artist Workshop with David Dunlop:
Painting Luminosity and Color in Water and Skies

Four-Day Workshop | Thursday Sunday, March 17 20, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Huntsville Museum of Art | 300 Church Street, South | Huntsville, Alabama 35801 | 256.535.4350
Instruction will be offered to artists working in oil, watercolor and acrylic each day. This 4-day workshop will have a daily combination of lecture and slides (2-3 hours), demo (2 hours or more, in both acrylic, oil and watercolor) and student painting. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Supply List. The following topics will be covered:

Day 1 • Water – Learn to paint the illusions of translucent water (lakes, tide pools, vernal pools) with reflections that shimmer and quiver and the effects of reflections on wet city streets. Consider how color changes in reflections, beneath translucent surfaces, and within shadows. Your instructor will demonstrate all aspects of painting water in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Explore how past masters like Sargent, Turner and Winslow Homer all painted water and, how contemporary artists are responding to the subject of water. First day will also include a capsule history of landscape painting with an introduction to the foundations of landscape paintings palettes, compositions, linear and atmospheric perspective. This introduction takes you across time to show you how artists worked, the tools they used, and how traditions have evolved affecting the way we see and make art today.

Day 2 • Skies – Learn how to create deep luminous skies evoking the warm glow of sunset, the clear brilliance of midday, the ambiguous effects of fog and mist, the impending storm, the sweep of clouds in motion and perspective, the incandescent effects in Monet’s skies, the theater of Turner’s skies, the subtle transitions found in the atmospheric effects of Claude and the layered complexities of multiple cloud ceilings. Discover historic formulas, compositions, and narratives in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

Day 3 • Color – Water in Motion – Learn how to evoke the sensation of water in motion as it cascades ricocheting down falls or, tumbling down mountain streams and as waves breaking along shores and beaches. Through the subject of water in motion we consider how we perceive color. Take you on a brief tour through the history of color across time and cultures. Consider how what triggers our recognition of motion and space in pictures; how we can use recipes for luminosity, halation, sparkle and after image effects; how simultaneous contrast and successive contrast can create more exciting paintings; how historic color symbolism created biases which we can use to make emotionally persuasive paintings. Discover the work of color scientists ( M. Chevreul and Ogden Rood) who changed the direction of painting and include a brief program of color mixing, blending, and effects.

Day 4 • Contemporary Landscape Painting – Modern landscapes begin here in the 19th century. Explore the tonalists through Impressionists to Cezanne with his ideas uniting the biological vision to art history. Follow the evolution of landscapes through abstraction and their emergence in expressionism. Dunlop will demonstrate these movements as well as the adoption of new tools, materials, and techniques by 21st century landscape painters. The demonstration focuses on these new materials and tools which extend from the computer effects like Photoshop on landscape painting to new materials like anodized brushed silver aluminum, to the effects of new tools like squeegees and brayers, to merging photography with painting. These are areas being explored by artists now.

Workshop fee: $595 members/$620 non-members. You may opt to pay a $200 deposit, with the balance due 35 days prior to the start date of the workshop, or pay the entire fee at the time of registration. A confirmation letter and supply list will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment. Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here David Dunlop Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2016 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 16 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: February 12, 2016. This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.
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New Horizons and Old Traditions in Landscape Painting (Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic)
5 Sessions · April 4 – April 8, 2016 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday · 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $700 | Course Code: DDMTUWTHF1000AM442016
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Learn techniques and traditions of “Old Master” landscape painters from Rembrandt to Turner; Claude of Lorraine to the American Hudson River painters. There will be demonstrations of the Dutch 17th Century painters that will cover their composition ideas and their techniques for luminous translucence in oils. With the French Impressionists the demonstration will show their palette choices, their brushstrokes, their compositions and their color theories of simultaneous and successive contrast. The demonstration of the Hudson River painters will trace their European influences, drawing and design systems, as well as oil sketching techniques. We will conclude with contemporary currents in landscape painting including new materials and media. There will be lectures and demonstrations in watercolor and oil daily, followed by personal attention and counsel.
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New Horizons and Old Traditions in Landscape Painting (Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic)
3 Sessions · April 11 – April 13, 2016 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday · 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $450 | Course Code: DDMTUWTHF1000AM442016
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Learn techniques and traditions of “Old Master” landscape painters from Rembrandt to Turner; Claude of Lorraine to the American Hudson River painters. There will be demonstrations of the Dutch 17th Century painters that will cover their composition ideas and their techniques for luminous translucence in oils. With the French Impressionists the demonstration will show their palette choices, their brushstrokes, their compositions and their color theories of simultaneous and successive contrast. The demonstration of the Hudson River painters will trace their European influences, drawing and design systems, as well as oil sketching techniques. We will conclude with contemporary currents in landscape painting including new materials and media. There will be lectures and demonstrations in watercolor and oil daily, followed by personal attention and counsel.
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On Location with Past Masters - Workshop
5-Day Outdoor Class | July 24-30, 2016 | All Levels | All Mediums
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops| PO Box 659 - Greenville, NY 12083 | Phone: (518) 966-5219 - Fax: (518) 966-8754 Toll Free: (888) 665-0044 | E-mail: info@artworkshops.com
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This workshop recreates the techniques and ideas of 200 years of art history, from past to the present. You'll begin by time traveling with David Dunlop back to the genesis of the Hudson River painters in the early 1800s. We visit the vistas and intimate settings which inspired them. We set our easels where they set theirs. Your instructor will show you how they captured nature in their oil and watercolor sketches and, how they prepared their finished works and, explain how they thought about making paintings. As our week progresses we will move through art history from the techniques and locations of the Hudson River Painters to the later Luminists as they were inspired by the late works of Turner, then Tonalists like Corot, and then the Impressionists like John Singer Sargent. Your instructor will demonstrate their techniques in front of the their landscape motifs using their tools and palettes .

As the week concludes your instructor will demonstrate expressionist landscape painting techniques of the early 20th century with artists like George Bellows. Finally, we continue the art journey into the 21st century as your instructor demonstrates new tools, new surfaces, new palettes, new pigments and new criteria for landscape painting as we how see abstraction joined to representation.

This is a workshop dedicated to showing you historic and contemporary techniques in landscape painting using a variety of materials, from oils to watercolors to acrylics to oil and acrylic inks, from the historic uses of materials to introducing new surfaces, new pigments and tools. Experience the pleasure of painting nature while acquiring old and new ideas. Your instructor gives a talk/demonstration for an hour at the beginning of every day and then works individually with each artist.


CLASSES

How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
10 Sessions · January 12 – March 15, 2016
Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fee: $420 | Course Code: DDTU930AM1122016
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

Modern Methods and Classical traditions are presented through demonstrations and hands-on personal instruction. Learn how to build strong designs, sketches, color mixing, values, perspective and brushwork. Learn from the Masters (Da Vinci to Monet). The daily Illustrated lectures and demonstrations include techniques of past masters in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and photo-media. Personal consultation is provided in each class to help you realize your ambitions and improve your skill set.
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Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction -
Intermediate & Advanced

10 Sessions · January 12 – March 15, 2016
Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm

Fee: $420 | Course Code: DDTU130PM1122016

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
We will investigate visual perception and sensation, how we experience color, motion, space and 2D orientation. We will apply historic techniques and ideas from across time and cultures, from Europe to China. We will apply discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, mysticism, and new technologies of image making. Through demonstrations in oil, watercolor and acrylic, and illustrated talks you will learn to harness art history and contemporary techniques to enrich your work. Personal consultations in every class will help you develop your own vision and realize your ambitions.

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Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century
10 Sessions · January 13 – March 16, 2016
Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $420 | Course ID: DDW130PM1132016
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Here is a lab for your experiments with materials, techniques, and ideas. We test unfamiliar and familiar media embrace the unknown, apply discoveries from neuroscience, perceptual psychology, contemporary art, and art history. From across the globe we try new technologies and ancient techniques, we embrace trial-and-error, the courage to experiment and make mistakes, and a quest for personal authenticity in your art. We encourage pioneering with materials and ideas. Your instructor demonstrates new ideas, new materials and how to marry art history and psychology to art. He provides you with personal consultations in each class.
Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
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