Workshop: Arrowmont: April 2012

Open Air Landscape, Abazzo

With John Mac Kah  April 15-21, 2012

Abazzo is the layering of colors rich in oil and varnish mediums to create maximum depth and control. Employ methods and recipes of Florentine and Flemish masters as you develop an understanding of how to use oils to their full advantage. The class will prepare its own paint mediums and supports of line, panel and  paper. For the beginner, this is a foundation course; for the experienced painter a springboard to deeper understanding of materials. Painting will take place both in the studio and on-location. Some supplies provided by the instructor for an additional studio fee.

The residential art-craft school, located in Gatlinburg, TN, Arrowmont School marks its 100th anniversary this year as a place of education and inspiration. The early years were about general education in a settlement school setting, but curriculum was soon added in mountain handicrafts to preserve those skills in the region. In 1945, the signature summer workshop program was launched in craft education and the school was opened to everyone who traveled to take classes in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

Join me on the historic campus in April of 2012 to learn more about painting using traditional oils and materials.

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