Best Practices for Oil Painting
ONE-DAY Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 26, 10AM-4:50PM 

ACX–186W, Noncredit / $249  Advanced registration required.
ArtCenter Extension, No Prerequisites, 100% ONLINE
see: artcenter.edu/acx 

This one-day Online Workshop will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression in the use of oil paints, a painting medium that has been in use for a 1000 years.  Many artist never go beyond the basics because so little information is readily available. Some are even scared off from oil painting believing it is complicated and dangerous.  This workshop provides you with the knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential of this medium, as well as how to use it safely and simply.Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion we will explore why you should choose one oil painting medium over another, one pigment over another, how to produce artwork that will last for generations, and how we can take advantage of recent technological advances.Appropriate for painters of all levels.(Formerly titled Mastering Oil Painting.)

Steven Saitzyk is an Adjunct Professor at Art Center College, a former biochemist, author of Art Hardware: The Definitive Guide to Artist's Materials and former columnist, Site Local Magazine.  Exhibiting painter.  Former owner of Ashé Artist's Materials and Custom Framing.  Consultant in the artist's materials industry. Member: National Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA). See: trueart.info & stevensaitzyk.com.  He is also author of Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the creative mind.

Learn about:

Artist Grade, Student Grade

Health Hazards, Safe Methods

Water-mixable Oils, Water-soluble Oils

Resin Oils, Alkyd Oils, Oil Paint Sticks

How to Read a Color Chart.

Lightfastness, Opacity vs. Transparency.

Modern vs. Mineral Pigments.

Titanium, Zinc, & Lead Whites

Ivory vs. Mars Black

Linseed Oil, Poppy Oil, & Walnut Oil.

“Oil Master’s” Black Oil, Copal, Venice Turpentine,

 Dammar, Mastic

Bees’ Wax, Fossil Waxes, Alkyd Media

How to Make a Medium.

Cobalt Drier, Lead Driers

OMS, d-Limonene, Turpentine

How to Varnish a Painting.

Grounds. Supports, Auxiliary Supports, Priming

Cotton, Linen, & Polyester Canvas

Meditation for the Creative Mind

Saturdays, 10AM-12:50PM, 4 Online sessions, starting Sat. Feb 6-Feb 27

Art Center College Extension, ACX-477W,
Noncredit, No prerequisite. 100%,  626.396.2319, www.artcenter.edu/acx  or e-mail: acan@artcenter.edu 

 

“My creative process is a meditation,” is a phrase often spoken.  The creative process is inherently contemplative, but it is not the same as meditation.  Meditation serves to significantly enhance our creative process and our viewing process.  It does so by helping us synchronize mind and body, right and left hemispheres of the brain, our intuitive and intellectual abilities, and our felt and thought senses. This is all backed up by cognitive science research and countless generations of practitioners of meditation.  By engaging in the mindfulness and awareness practices found in meditation we discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression. Through a series of practices we will experience that creativity is more about relaxing boundaries than gearing up to accomplish a goal.  This 4-week course is the beginning of a longer four part series which will lead us through meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as non-objective brush and ink painting, collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging all designed to help us better connect to ourselves, our experience, and the world as it is. 

Instructor: Steven Saitzyk. Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Art Center College of Design. International Director of Shambhala Art, a nonprofit arts education program designed to integrate meditation into the creative process. See: shambhalaart.org. He is a painter and author of Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind. See: stevensaitzyk.com.  He has completed a Buddhist Seminary and has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty years.

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Best Practices for Oil Painting
ONE-DAY Workshop ONLINE

Saturday,xxxxxx

ACX–186W, Noncredit / $249  Advanced registration required.
ArtCenter Extension, South Campus, No Prerequisites. 
see: artcenter.edu/acn/

 

This one-day Online Workshop will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression in the use of oil paints, a painting medium that has been in use for a 1000 years.  Many artist never go beyond the basics because so little information is readily available. Some are even scared off from oil painting believing it is complicated and dangerous.  This workshop provides you with the knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential of this medium, as well as how to use it safely and simply.  Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion we will explore why you should choose one oil painting medium over another, one pigment over another, how to produce artwork that will last for generations, and how we can take advantage of recent technological advances.  Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled Mastering Oil Painting.)

Meditation for the Creative Mind

Saturdays, 10AM-12:50PM, 4 Online sessions, starting Sat. xxxx

Art Center College Extension, ACX-477W, 100% ONLINE
Noncredit, No prerequisite.   626.396.2319 www.artcenter.edu/atnight, or e-mail: acan@artcenter.edu 

 

“My creative process is a meditation,” is a phrase often spoken.  The creative process is inherently contemplative, but it is not the same as meditation.  Meditation serves to significantly enhance our creative process and our viewing process.  It does so by helping us synchronize mind and body, right and left hemispheres of the brain, our intuitive and intellectual abilities, and our felt and thought senses. This is all backed up by cognitive science research and countless generations of practitioners of meditation.  By engaging in the mindfulness and awareness practices found in meditation we discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression. Through a series of practices we will experience that creativity is more about relaxing boundaries than gearing up to accomplish a goal.  This 4-week course is the beginning of a longer four part series which will lead us through meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as non-objective brush and ink painting, collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging all designed to help us better connect to ourselves, our experience, and the world as it is. 

Instructor: Steven Saitzyk. Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Art Center College of Design. International Director of Shambhala Art, a nonprofit arts education program designed to integrate meditation into the creative process. See: shambhalaart.org. He is a painter and author of Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind. See: stevensaitzyk.com.  He has completed a Buddhist Seminary and has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty years.

www.facebook.com/placeyourthoughts