Contemporary Art Workshops
Diane Williams + Chuck Potter: Monumental Painting (Video Workshop)
GO BIG! Stretch your creativity and your body while creating a large scale painting in this video workshop that is 5 lessons and almost 3 hours long. Learn about the different stages of making a painting as California artists Chuck Potter and Diane Williams guide you through their process, coach you on their techniques and inspire you to go big using water based media and rust (yes, rust!)
With this video workshop, you can be a part of one of Chuck and Diane's workshops no matter where you may be. Filmed in part during a live, in-person workshop with 10 artist participants in our Bay Area studio space, you'll feel part of this supportive and exploratory painting class. We also visit Chuck and Diane's studio in California for more demos, and all five lessons have interviews with the artists discussing their work and process.
This workshop is a five lesson video course, 178 minutes in total, with plenty of clear explanations and studio action, with overhead and observational views. You'll feel like you took the actual workshop and didn't miss a thing.
You will learn:
To get comfortable with a painting 3 ft x 5 ft (or larger)
Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimensional space to achieve volume and contrast.
Learn to use large scale tools to build a visual story.
Learn to interact with the canvas through bold physicality.
About the Diane Williams: Diane Williams is a master painter who uses intuitive color, bold brushwork and monumental scale as a vehicle for the voice of the strong feminine to weave nature's story across time.
Multiple layers chronicle what is concrete and what is illusive; erasures remind us that nothing is permanent, yet everything leaves an impression. The calm, vast space of the canvas allows a story to be told through generations.
Her paintings invite the viewer to enter uncharted territory; a world where women and elders are revered as holders of our collective intuitive lineage and where listening to one's intuition is the highest form of prayer.
Diane’s website: http://www.dianewilliamsart.net/
About Chuck Potter: Chuck Potter creates spiritual sanctuaries where viewers are encouraged to slow down so they can connect with what stirs inside them for guidance on their purpose. His work is abstract, medium to larger in scale, and textural. Currently, he works with various custom plaster surfaces, layering feathers, twine, and paper in particular patterns on a fresco (wet surface). Using a homemade rust solution, sumi ink, and acrylic paint, Chuck then covers the surface in paper towels soaked in these various solutions. This staining process emulates the recording and decaying of marks and patterns over time. Images and forms appear as glyphs left by some forgotten language on an ancient monument or wall.
Chuck’s website: http://www.chuckpotterart.net/
This is an online video workshop. Upon purchase, you will have lifetime access with unlimited viewing. No need to download, you can watch it wherever you have an Internet connection and a device. It is viewable on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. This workshop is in English. We're sorry, we are unable to offer refunds on any video workshops. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please email us so we can make it right: Workshops@JenTough.gallery
Directly after purchase, you will receive an email with link to your video and a password to access it. For security reasons, you will be asked to verify your email address. If you have any difficulties accessing the video, please email: Workshops@JenTough.Gallery
Total run time: Just shy of 3 hours / 178 minutes / 5 lessons