Workshops

The Monson Cultural Council
 PLEIN AIRE LANDSCAPE PAINTING

With Peter Barnett

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A six week workshop in painting landscapes directly from nature.

Cost:  $20    -    Limited to 10 participants 

 Dates: Tuesday mornings 9-11, August 23, 30, and September 6, 13, 20, 27

First Session: At the House of Art, Orientation and Demo. Participant choice of medium.  For those working in oils or acrylics, prepared painting panels will be offered at cost, (small = $0.50, large = $1.00) up to a limit of 6 panels. Other materials will need to be provided by the participants.

 

The focus: Seeing and summarizing elements of a natural landscape. 
"It is my belief that 90% of the skill needed to paint from nature is in the eye, rather than the hand or the mind" - Peter Burnett

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A Portrait Workshop

With Debra Dunphy

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An all day hands on workshop. 

Held at the House of Art - 200 Main St., Monson, MA 01057

Cost:  $40    -    Limited to participants 

 Date: Friday, May 13th : 9am - 4pm.  

Workshop Summary:    

This all day workshop will focus on creating a basic portrait, from initial drawing to completion using oil paint to portray an individual’s face. Participants will work from photographs & should be prepared to bring canvas and oil painting essentials to the class.

 

You will learn to how to draw the face with accurate placement of features, hair, and garments.  Drawing will be followed by learning to use color and values to create depth and personality.

Entrants to the workshop will be provided with list of equipment needed, as well as the initial photograph.

The Instructor:

Debra Dunphy is an accomplished artist and art instructor who works in many styles and media including oils, colored pencil, acrylics and pastels.  She is particularly well known for her work in portraiture.  Dunphy has created hundreds of commissioned works and has exhibited her painting in museums and galleries throughout New England.

 

A gifted instructor, Dunphy has taught at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center (HCAC) and holds classes in her studio at the Paper City Studios in Holyoke, MA where she enjoys teaching both adults and children.  She has also taught at the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Amherst College in Amherst, MA and at the Connections After-School Program in Holyoke.  Dunphy has demonstrated her painting techniques to art organizations throughout New England.  

 

Dunphy’s artistic talents extend beyond her ability to represent the human face and figure.  She is a gifted landscape artist and took part in the restoration project for the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round as the commissioned muralist, painting several panels depicting Holyoke’s historical landmarks.  More recently, she completed wall murals in Fratelli’s restaurant in Westfield, MA and The Tunnel Bar at Union Station in Northampton, MA.  She also helped organize and participated in the MassBench project.  In recent years, the scenic winter ski paintings Dunphy has created in her Vermont home are in high demand and she has cemented her reputation as one of the premier artists in southern Vermont.

 

She is involved in many groups and organizations including the Holyoke Cultural Council and the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts, where she has served as president.  She has also been a member of the Academic Artists Society.

 

Like Ms. Dunphy at:  www.facebook.com/dunphyartstudio

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