1516 South Cranbrook RoadBirmingham, MI, 48009
Visiting Artist Robert Burridge: Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting & Collage
Special registration information for this workshop can be found at www.BBArtCenter.org under June Workshops.
2112.53.01.17 All LevelsMonday-Friday, June 19-239:00 am-4:00 pm, 5 all-day sessions$630 Members & Guests (model fee for 5 days included)
This Painters' Retreat pushes you out of your safe zone and into a brand new looser, abstract direction. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color will be explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting and "drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite. All water soluble paints are welcome. Handouts will be provided. No photography in class, please.
Students can expect:
Robert Burridge Workshop Contemporary Abstract Figure Painting and Collage - 5 Days
Suggested Materials List - This is only a suggested materials list. Do not feel obligated to purchase everything on this list. Bring what you think you will need and use.
PAINTING DAYS1) Paints: Any professional-grade acrylic paint (no cheap, student grade paints).Your choice of colors. Burridge will be painting with Holbein Artist Acrylic paint - colors to match his GoofProof Color Wheel, plus black and white.
Pyrrole Red Light Marigold Optional: TransparentHansa Yellow Cad Green DeepUltramarine Deep Amethyst Opera Titanium WhiteMiddle Green Holbein Acrylic Fluid PaintCompose Blue #1MarigoldCompose Blue #2 Quin MagentaPrimary Magenta Colbalt BlueCarbon Black Quin Red
Holbein paints available at Vermont Art Supply. (800) 790-2551 (ask for John Bates.) Or, go to www.VermontArtSupply.com. Note: "Color Comparison Chart" for other professional paint brands available on my website.
2) Brushes: Acrylic/Blend combos, 1" Flat or Round. Several 2" and 3" cheap chip brushes. (hardware store) NO FOAM BRUSHES.
3) For cleaning brushes: Murphys Oil Soap, "Original Formula" at grocery & hardware store.
4) Surfaces: Per day you may need up to 2 Full Sheets of 140 lb. or 300 lb. CP watercolor paper, pre-gessoed (thin layer of acrylic gesso - brush or trowel on one side only, let dry.) Brushmark texture is okay; do not sand smooth. Bring flat - do not roll up.I recommend Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. or 300 lb. CP. Optional:Also, small pre-gessoedcanvases - as many per day as you want (they should fit on your painting table.)
5) One pint of thick white professional acrylic gesso. Bob uses Utrecht's Professional Gesso ---it's thicker than most. Available from Utrecht or Dick Blick's catalog.
6) Final Coat: Water-based POLYMER VARNISH with UVLS for "sealing" all paintings - gloss, semi gloss or matte. Bob uses Minwax Polycrylic Water Based from hardware store.
7) Your own collection of collage paper scraps, such as: Old letters, music sheets, photos (make prints from a Xerox copier), fabric or any other weird stuff you need.
8) Glue for Collage Work: Polymer Gel Medium - gloss.
9) Small water container - such as a low, half gallon plastic bucket or a low 10x10 inch tupperware-type container. (They don't fall over.)
10) Table covering - Clear 4ml plastic sheet, (Hardware Store) precut to 4 ft x 8 ft. Tape down with strong tape (such as packing tape - clear or tan.)
11) Roll of VIVA towels or similar.
12) Optional: Robert Burridge's Goof Proof Color Wheel. (For sale at most Burridge Workshops.)
13) Rubbing alcohol 70%-90%. (drug store)
14) Artist's Sketchbook, smooth or Hot Press, spiral bound for easier note taking and smooth sketching.
Also, bring for Warm-Up Drawing and Paint Sketching
1) Large Watercolor Sketch Pads such as 18x24 Canson Biggie Sketch Books or 15x20 Canson Montval Watercolor Pad. Bob uses Fabriano Papers and 22x30 BFK Rives Printmaking Sheet Paper for drawing.
2) Fluid Acrylic Inks such as: Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! and Holbein's Drawing Inks (transparent and opaque). Holbein's Acrylic Fluids can also be used.
3) Any drawing tools are encouraged, such as sharpened 20" twigs for drawing, charcoal, Derwent Water Soluble Drawing Pencils, very dark; or Derwent Water Soluble Inktense Blocks.
4) Knife for sharpening pencils.
5) Washcloth or sponge for blending.
6) Don't forget your bucket!
Please, for everyone's sake - NO hair dryers, large easels, cell phones (turn ringer to mute) or photography in class.
Thank you, Bob
Biography:To read All About Bob...go to: http://www.robertburridge.com/.
1516 South Cranbrook Road
Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Office & Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm