Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #14: Art From Photos, Painting From Them, Painting on Them & Transferring Them
Instructor: Rivian Butikofer
Sat.–Sun., 10 AM–4 PM (1 hour break)
Feb. 23–24 (2 days)
Limited to 12 students
La Jolla Studio
$140 member/160 nonmember + $20 mat. fee
If spending two days trying something new, fun and exciting sounds intriguing, then this two-day STUDIO workshop is for YOU! It is not uncommon in contemporary art for artists to incorporate many media in their work. Photo transfer is a process used often to create unusual and interesting art. Through demonstration and experimentation you will master the techniques used to produce photo transfers and learn how to use them in your own work, whether they are incorporated with painting or mixed media. Robert Rauschenberg is an example of a master artist who used photo transfer in his mixed-media work. We will also learn various methods of painting on photos which will stimulate and motivate you to try wonderful and imaginative contemporary work! There are numerous new products on the market which can be utilized in conjunction with printing and painting on photos. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton and many others paint vibrant and contemporary portraits directly from photos. You will be surprised at how easy and delightful these processes are once you have learned how to work with them. Because we always review the basic elements and principles of art, and because of the variety of materials and techniques, all levels from beginner to advanced will feel comfortable.
Materials: The Instructor will furnish some of the supplies needed. A materials list will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Rivian at firstname.lastname@example.org or via http://rivian-shareart.blogspot.com or www.rivianbutikofer.com.
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REGISTRATION BY PHONE: Class registrations can also be done over the phone by calling the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 or in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLASS POLICY: Visitors are not allowed in the classroom. If you wish to sit in on a class, you must enroll.
SCHOOL REFUND POLICY: No exceptions made. A full refund will be given only if a class, workshop or tour is cancelled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration, or if the teacher does not accept you as a student. A credit for another class in the next Athenaeum’s School of the Arts season will be extended to students who are unable to attend and have notified the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts staff at least one week prior to the beginning of the class.
CANCELLATIONS: The Athenaeum reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops prior to or at the beginning of the first class meeting. A full refund will be given automatically or tuition may be applied towards another course during the current session depending on availability.