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Robin Kappy 2 Day Workshop at Cedarmere The Cow Neck Painters and Friends of Cedarmere are very excited to announce a 2 Day Drawing and Painting Workshop by noted artist Robin Kappy. Saturday, October 22 - 10AM to 4PM Sunday, October 23 - 10AM to 4PM Limited to 10 Artists Cost: $250 per artist - • Pay by check to: Lawrence Chrapliwy • PayPal: paypal.me/chrapliwy/250 • Cash
If you have any questions please contact: Lawrence Chrapliwy 336 Port Washington Blvd. Port Washington, New York 11050 Cell: 516.423.3159 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from Robin: I am looking forward seeing you at our workshop! Though I recommend drawing for this workshop, as it is generally good to learn to draw before learning to paint, you may choose to draw and/or paint for the two days. Drawing and painting have some common “secrets” to keep in mind.
I will offer a portrait drawing demonstration during the first morning and a portrait painting demonstration during the second morning. Ideas applicable to both drawing and painting will be discussed during each demonstration. I will give group and individualized instruction during the late mornings and early afternoons.
If wanting to draw only: Please bring 3B and/or softer graphite pencils or soft charcoal pencils (any brand), and a paper towel for blending and a kneaded eraser. Though not required, when drawing with charcoal pencils, I sometimes use dark-grey “Pan Pastels” and “Pan Pastel applicators.” These may be found in a good art supply store. They are good for loosely blocking in a drawing and applying large areas of tone. If drawing on plain paper with pencils or charcoal pencils, please bring a few sheets of any good white, soft-white or cream-colored drawing paper. I like Strathmore drawing papers. The paper can be 9” x 12” or larger.
If wanting to draw on toned paper (good for learning more about values), please also bring a couple of Generals white charcoal pencils. For toned papers, I recommend either the bluish, light grey or darker grey “ArtAgain” toned paper or “Canford’” Gun Metal Grey. (I prefer papers without obvious embossed textures). Please bring a few sheets of drawing paper and a drawing-board of some sort (and tape) to tape the paper to before placing on the easel. A few sheets placed under your drawing paper will give a good “cushion” when drawing. The paper can be 9” x 12” or larger.
If wanting to draw and then paint: As this is just a two-day workshop, with an emphasis on drawing, I suggest drawing directly onto a canvas or canvas-panel in preparation for painting on top of your drawing. Please bring charcoal pencils or charcoal for this purpose. I prefer you not paint on gesso-board for this workshop. Understand that though you may not fully finish your painting, you may gain valuable experience and knowledge.
For painting in oils, please bring one canvas or canvas-panel (about 9’ x 12”), white or toned (preferably) with an approximately medium-value. If working in oils, this can be made from a turpenoid-diluted mix of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, wiped-off to leave a medium value on the canvas (meaning not too light and not too dark). If toning this way, please do so several days before the workshop to allow for drying time. Please bring a palette or palette paper, a small variety of medium to large bristle brushes, and a selection of paint colors for a fairly “ limited palette”: include white ( for oils, I like Gamblin Flake White Replacement), burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, veridian green and ultramarine blue. Bring a palette cup and odorless mineral spirits or turpnoid (no turpentine)..
You may paint in acrylics if you prefer. If so, please bring similar supplies and colors to those above and the necessary water container(s). Toning your canvas ahead of time can be helpful with acrylics too. With acrylics, pre-painting your panel a neutral grey tone may work best.
The Old Gothic Revival Mill at Cedarmere is where the the weekly Drawing/Painting and Workshops classes will be held.