EXHIBITS


David Dunlop Group Show - "New England Light and Seasons"
Oct 3, 2014–Nov 1, 2014
Opening Reception - Oct 3, 2014, 5 p.m. (EST)
Susan Powell Fine Art | 679 Boston Post Road | Madison, CT 06443
203-318-0616 | www.susanpowellfineart.com

LECTURES


Art and Science
Lecture followed by Q&A.
Course ID: DDSU430PM10192014
Sunday · 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm · $12
1 Session · October 19
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; and how artists appropriate and adapt new technology.
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
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Skies, Weather and Atmosphere - Workshop
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Course ID: DDSA1000AM1182014
Saturday · 10:00 am – 3:00 pm · $130
1 Session · November 8

Investigate how skies create dramatic staging, organized designs, provided illumination, suggested motion, evoked space, temperature, location, time of day, humidity, wind, danger, optimism, melancholia, romance, focused luminance, iridescence, sparkle, and served as the key for color harmony. By applying divergent color theories using both chromatic and subtractive complements as well as other color effects, the use reflective surfaces, mixed media, and alternative tools your instructor will demonstrate three hundred years of painting skies in oil, watercolor acrylic and mixed media. He will also demonstrate new materials and methods for evoking celestial drama including collage and paint. See how glare, luster, and opalescence are created in layered media. See how new materials and digital technology change the texture and effects of skies. Learn how the quality of the sky's light affects and unifies pictures. Learn how the sky shapes and colors both water and land.
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Paint the City with New Techniques and Materials
Sunday, November 16, 2014 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
ART OF THE CAROLINAS | Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown (3415 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina)
Workshop Fee: $249 | Course Code: SU1411
Skill Level: All
Medium: Demonstration and Lecture in Watercolor, Oil and Acrylics
Learn how to use new materials and tools to create representations and abstractions of the city, the motion of figures and traffic, the atmosphere, the electric lights, the perspective of streets and buildings as they stretch out, climb and turn corners, reflections in rain and sunlight. New materials include brushed silver and gold aluminums, copper, Plexiglas plus, traditional materials from paper to canvas. New tools include varieties of squeegees, rubber rollers, large synthetic flat brushes, and ragging techniques. Demonstrations include transparent etching inks, powdered pigment glazes, oils, watercolors and mixed media acrylics.

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The New Merger: Painting and Photo Collage
Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
ART OF THE CAROLINAS | Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown (3415 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina)
Workshop Fee: $249 | Course Code: SA1411

Skill Level: All
Medium: Demonstration and Lecture in Watercolor, Oil and Acrylics
Time: Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm
Learn contemporary, experimental techniques for layering images that appear magically unified, magically collaged using oils, acrylics, watercolors, printing inks, and photographs. Here are techniques for combining photography and photo-collage into painting without scissors, blades, glue, or cutting and pasting. Learn various texturing and imaging techniques from decalcomania to eclabossure. Seamlessly combine painting and photography. New tools and materials will be demonstrated from squeegees to rubber rollers to transparent etching inks to acrylic polymers allowing you to layer, blend and mix varieties of media.

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CLASSES

How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

12 Sessions · September 16 – December 2 ·| Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fee: $470 | Course Code: DDTU930AM9162014
This is an outdoor painting class (weather permitting) in the tradition of the great landscape painters. The class will work in various nearby locations. The program includes classical and modern approaches and techniques presented in on-site demonstrations. Learn how to paint skies, meadows, and varieties of water, trees, rocks and all forms of flora. Learn how to build effective designs, quick sketches, color mixing, setting values, perspective, textures, and varieties of brushwork. This class shows you how the masters painted landscape, from DaVinci to Monet, to contemporary artists. The demonstrations of techniques of the great masters include watercolor, oil, acrylic, photo media and pastel, as well as a variety of tools from rubber brayers, faux painting tools, squeegees and traditional brush techniques. Subjects will range from representational to abstract, from shorelines to farms, from lakes and streams to forests. Personal consultation is given to help you realize your personal ambitions.
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Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction - Intermediate & Advanced
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
12 Sessions · September 16 – December 2 | Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $470 | Course Code: DDTU130PM9162014
Students will investigate perception, sensation and how we experience color, motion, space, and orientation. We will borrow historic techniques and ideas across cultures from Europe to China. Personal psychology, discoveries in neuroscience, mysticism, paint technology and new materials will also be covered. Through demonstrations in watercolor, acrylic and oil and illustrated talks, students will learn the techniques and ideas of historic artists. Personal consultations in each class will cultivate your own vision and enable you to realize your personal artistic ambitions. This course will be held inside in the auditorium.
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Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century
Course ID: DDW130PM9172014
Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm · $490
12 Sessions · September 17 – December 10 · Class will not meet November 26th
Here is your lab for experimentation in materials, techniques and ideas, for working in unfamiliar media, for embracing the unknown, for applying discoveries of neuroscience, perceptual psychology, and art history from across cultures; for linking new technologies to old techniques; for embracing trial and error and a courageous will to make mistakes; for questing after personal authenticity in your art; for a transcendent view of where you are and where you wish to go; for separating cultural influences from personal perceptions; and for pioneering in art. Students should welcome an exploration in art history, science, technology and culture in a laboratory, pushing the limits of your imagination, skills and materials.
Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
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