Painting with Acrylics
Ages 9 - 15 years
This course is about learning basics of composition and color applications with painting. We will also add dimension to a painting in the manner of collage. This means adhering dimensional materials to the painting and then painting them to work with the underlying painting. Participants will have the option of doing a painting only or to enhance their painting with dimension. The instructor will bring appropriate dimensional materials for participants to use if they choose. A materials list will be emailed to students prior to the start of class that students will be responsible for picking up.
Please contact the instructor with any questions at 952-556-8726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sara was very young when her abilities and desire to make art were noticeable. From age three on, she engaged in art making, going through a long list of mediums and techniques in the process.
Not all of her education surrounded art. Independent studies were encouraged when teachers noticed her boredom with general curriculum. Given a free but well guided reign to study topics of her own interests led to an honorable mention award at National Science Project competition. Sara is among those who “bring college textbooks home for light reading”. More awards were hers in the area of mechanical and architectural drafting and design, and best 100 high school art competitions. She graduated National Honor Society in 1968.
College years were at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Sara chose studio fine arts as her life’s focus and graduated with a BFA in 1972. She was fortunate to study under Aribert Munzner, Sia Armajoni, Birney Quick and Urban Couch. For a while she was employed as a graphic artist for a newspaper and later an advertising agency. Neither appealed to her as sustained employment.
She became a medical technician, beginning with geriatrics, then veterinary assistant both general and surgical. Later she was a senior technician with acute psychiatric patients. It is interesting how this medical background became a significant asset to her future. Sara quit employment as a medical technician, December 1989 and has been a full time studio artist ever since. She has since gained a very long list of exhibitions (including several solos), awards and honors.
A little boredom with “same song, different verse” let to years of research and experimental “what if” thinking. She actually invented a new art medium and approach; Polymeric Fusion ® – her trademark was filed and made it through the two year US Government process without challenge. The official certificate hangs in her studio/ gallery. It is a most difficult thing to produce art this innovative considering generations of amazing artists of history and what they accomplished.