OFAI 2004: Workshops in the Visual Arts
September 30-October 3, 2004
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Monotype Printing
Richard Ash, Wichita Falls, Texas
Since 1968, Richard Ash has been teaching at Midwestern State University, where he has also served as Chairman of the Art Program, Gallery Director and as the Visiting Artist Program Coordinator. His work has been exhibited in 61 one-person exhibitions, 160 national competitive exhibitions, and 45 regional exhibitions. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans are among those institutions collecting his work. This course offers an opportunity to participate in the collaborative printmaking experience through the exploration of the painterly qualities of the monotype. Emphasis will focus on the plasticity of this graphic process and serve as an introduction to the world of printmaking.

Drawing and Journaling in the Classroom
Lew Lehrman, Scottsdale, Arizona
Lewis Barrett Lehrman graduated Carnegie Tech's Graphic Arts program, studied art at Pratt Institute, and spent nearly three decades as a graphic designer and illustrator before becoming a professional watercolorist. He has taught extensively at The Scottsdale Artists' School and at workshops across the country. In addition to authoring six books for artists, he is the founding North American editor of International Artist Magazine. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the general concepts of sketching and journaling and to suggest ways of applying those skills in the classroom, at home, and/or while traveling.

Sculpting in Stone
Jesús Moroles, Rockport, Texas
Jesús Moroles is an award-winning master sculptor. To date, Moroles' work has been included in over 10 one-person exhibitions. His most visible work, "Lapstrake," is a 64-ton, 22-foot tall sculpture for the Deutsch Bank across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Mr. Moroles lectures extensively and his work has been the subject of several books and countless articles. This workshop will take participants through all the steps necessary in the creation of limestone, marble and granite sculpture, beginning with the selection of stone. Participants will learn to use all the tools used in stone sculpture, including the basics of carving, cutting, grinding, and polishing with pneumatic air tools.

Don Nice, Garrison, New York
Don Nice is a member of the National Academy of Design in New York. He has taught at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, on location in France for American Artist Magazine, Dartmouth College, and many others. His work is featured in permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, Canberra, Australia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Wind, fire, earth and water are the inspiration for works created in this stimulating course with an experienced artist and teacher. Painting outdoors, participants will work with a variety of watercolor techniques. Nice will review all watercolor methods, allowing a beginner to move forward and a more seasoned painted to expand on known techniques.

Renaissance Drawing: Beginning Still Life and Portrait Drawing
Katherine Liontas-Warren, Lawton, Oklahoma
Katherine Liontas-Warren has been a resident of Oklahoma since 1984, and teaches all levels of drawing and printmaking at Cameron University. She received a masters in fine arts degree at Texas Tech University and a bachelors in science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Over the past 20 years, Katherine has exhibited in 15 solo shows and 167 national and regional juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States. Her work can be viewed in the permanent collections at Austin Peay University, Trahern Gallery, Arkansas Art Center, Oklahoma State University, Del Mar College, Texas Tech University, Whitman College, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and the Milwaukee Museum of Art. This workshop will cover basic learning techniques in proportion, value and composition and will focus on developing strong perceptual and observational skills in the areas of portrait and still life compositions. Each component will emphasize the importance of learning to see while developing strong drawing techniques in graphite, conte, and charcoal with the addition of some verithin berol colored pencils.

Landscape Acrylic Painting
James Winn, Sycamore, Illinois
James Winn is an artist of national stature, widely recognized as one of the "Heartland Painters," leading painters whose work concentrates primarily on the Midwestern American landscape. His paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions at institutions including the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, and The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, in addition to leading galleries such as Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe. Art museums and corporations including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Arkansas Art Center and Arthur Anderson are among Winn's many collectors. Winn will guide workshop participants through a step-by-step process to create a highly detailed acrylic landscape painting. Stages of the process will include quick sketches, transparent washes, and opaque dry brush techniques on paper.

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