Digging deeper: explorations in self-expression
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, Fl December 2-8, 2019
ACA retreat in residence workshop
Five FULL studio days December 3-7 9 am to 5pm (studio is open 24-5)
With 6 nights lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Check in Monday, Dec 2 after 4 pm Check out Sunday morning Dec 8
I am very excited to offer this class in this format and in this space.
This retreat is limited to 11 intermediate/advanced artists who wish to dive more deeply into their work on a larger scale. If you have taken any of my classes (Abstraction from Nature), or have read my book, Fishing for Elephants, are at an intermediate level (know how to mix and move paint), or at an advanced level but feeling stuck. This is your personal exploration place.
ACA is a gorgeous, inspirational post-modern style multi-arts facility that is nestled deep in authentic Florida terrain just 100 yards from the river and 2 miles from the ocean. Each artist is invited to stay on campus in simple yet comfortable accommodations away from the distractions of the world, where all needs are taken care of by the resident chef, our workshop coordinator, Beau Wild, and myself as your instructor and creative guide.
The high-ceiling open studio spaces will accommodate larger work (up to 60”), a fuller range of movement, and deeper thought. We will focus on developing/refining intent through a series of exercises (some will come in advance to prepare for the retreat), extracting more authentic expression and concept while developing methods/materials process to better reframe, refine and perfect your authentic voice.
The focus is on you, finding your intent, developing large concepts, perfecting voice. Each artist will be encouraged to work multiple canvases at once with the added benefit of having 24-hour access to the studio. You want to paint after a scrumptious meal in a dining room surrounded in lush palms? You can. We will also have daily discussions, exercises, and critiques. This will be a deep immersion, next level experience for you and your work.
This is an all-mediums class, I have worked extensively in oil, acrylic, pastel and gouache and have extensive experience with methods/materials/large format.
Because of ACA deposit requirements the following is the payment schedule to hold your spot:
On Campus fee: $2050
Deposit: $500 to reserve your place, $775 due by July 1, 2019, $775 due by Sept 1.
Off Campus fee: $1750
Deposit: $500 to reserve your place, $625 due by July 1, $625 due by Sept 1.
If paying by credit card a 4% fee applies.
FIVE FULL STUDIO DAYS:
Tues Dec 3- Saturday Dec 7, 2019; 9AM–5PM
• 3 chef prepared meals per day for 5 days*
*price does not include tip for Chef Tom
• 6 nights of lodging (on campus fee)
• Instruction, guidance, group and individual critiques, assignments, demos and lectures by yours truly.
Arrival and Set Up: Monday, Dec 2, 2019 Check into overnight ACA accommodations after 4 pm
Workshop Begins: Tuesday, Dec 3 at 9 am
Workshop Ends: Saturday Dec 7, 5 pm Departure: Dec 8 (checkout before 10 am)
The artist provides all their own supplies and equipment. If you wish to ship materials , we will provide you with the shipping address.
For class related questions, email me at email@example.com
Contact: Beau Wild at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone # 386-322-4249
Make checks payable to Beau Wild
Mail checks and the signed liability form* to:
Beau Wild, 5960 Riverside Drive, Port Orange Fl 32127
This workshop is limited to 11 participants
Art supply list and assignments will be provided closer to event.
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* see below form or email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the liability form.