• I will be taking a break from teaching until 2018





    2014 Summer Workshop in Leland, MI
    Gouache on the Go: Field Studies
    with Melanie Parke

    August 5, 6, 7, 2014
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am - 3:30pm
    The Old Art Building, Leland, Michigan. 10 students. $375

    Nomadic in spirit, the intent of this class is to travel and work light. To look for meaning in the small moments of our practice. With supplies and everything we need thrown into a satchel, we will take to the field doing on-site studies. Approaches emphasize easy techniques as well as exercises that help us slow down and decelerate to reclaim focus, patience and attention in a fast world. This class introduces gouache to all skill levels. Water-based gouache offers a wide range of transparency, opacity and brilliance, and allows easy transport and clean up in the studio or on location. This intensive 3 day course will draw upon quick explorations working on small to medium scale papers. We will experiment as well as work from observation to explore new terrain in thinking and making on the page. Utilizing abstraction, reference, representation and memory, the days are full with stimulating exercises, demonstrations, readings, sharing of ideas and one-on-one dialogues.

    To sign up please contact The Old Art Building @ (231) 256-2131 or info@oldartbuilding.com