Thursday January 8, 2009

Dan Henk Painting Seminar Monday March 16th!

Dan Henk will present a hands-on oil painting seminar at Off the Map Tattoo on Monday May 16th. The course will run from 1PM to 6ish or later and will cost $100. Due to time restraints, some basic knowledge of oil painting is encouraged. Call (413) 527-6574 to register. Although recommended for at least the intermediary, anyone from a beginner to an expert is welcome to participate. This is a learn at your own pace seminar that includes everything from a very brief overview on the basics of oil paint, to medium tricks and even artistic rules and hints. The seminar is basically broken into two parts. The first part involves a brief lecture on the medium and project at hand, followed by a question and answer section. All of this is fairly short, and meant to be more of a refresher course than an in depth introduction. At the end of this portion, everyone will have a picture taken with a Polaroid. The Polaroid can be of one's self, or any other easily paintable scene suggested by the attendee. The second portion involves each individual beginning an oil painting of the subject in the photo. Dan Henk will roam the room, giving each individual encouragement and advice as they work to complete their projects as well as work on a painting himself to demonstrate techniques first hand. The approach is a bit akin to an art class, with a little more hands on feel in regards to personal attention. A canvas is provided, and basic art materials (10 tubes of oil paint, five paint brushes, alkyd medium, terpenoid and a temporary palette). Individuals are encouraged to bring their own art supplies as well, if they have them.

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