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Painting Workshop with Barry Thomas

March 9, 2012 - March 10, 2012

Studio Art Class for Adults
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Registration Required

Date:  Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10
Time:  9am - 4pm
Ages:  18 yrs. and Up
Fee:  $150
Class size limited to 15.

An accomplished artist, Barry Thomas' talents have nurtured a diverse career. Before demand for his fine art made it impossible, Thomas was an acclaimed illustrator and commercial artist. Just one year after receiving his fine arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California,  Barry was chosen for the Society of Illustration Hallmark Award. That same year he was honored with an award  from The Society of Illustration of New York City.
From Beaver Creek, Colorado to Little Rock and Fayetteville, Arkansas; to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Park  City, Utah and Seaside Florida; collectors can discover Barry's exceptional art at numerous galleries. And many have, including President Bill Clinton.
It could be argued that Barry's tender, vivid and energizing style comes from his studies; that working with and under the tutelage of artists such as Howard Terpning, Gary Carter and William Reese helped Barry hone his unique skills of catching the beauty of the everyday.



I am very excited about this workshop.  Listed below are the supplies you will need.  If you have any questions, call me at 501-912-6302 or even better email me at bthomas301@comcast.net. Most of these supplies can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.

Titanium White (large tube)                           
Burnt Sienna                                                               
Sap Green                                                               
Alizarin Crimson
yellow Ochre
Ivory Black
Cadmium Yellow - medium
Phalo Blue
Viridian Hue
Dioxaine Purple
French Ultra Marine Blue

You are welcome to bring other pigments

B. Palette: 16”x20” or 20”x24” glass mounted to a wooden board painted white.  (If you don’t want to make a palette, you can buy a picture frame from Wal-Mart or Dollar Stores, glass frame is ideal for a palette.) I don’t want paper palettes.

C. Brushes: 4 brushes 2, 4, 6, and 8, Grumbacher or Edgar Degas-Series 4229.  Robert Simmons is a good brush, too, any white hog hair brush. (We will mostly paint with large brushes.)

D. Container to hold paint thinner…small tin can (NO GLASS CONTAINERS)

E. Low or no odor paint thinner

F. Two rolls of paper towels

G. Glass Scraper – single edge razor to scrape paint off glass palette.

H. Masonite boards or canvases following sizes

4 – 8” x 10”
4 – 16” x 20”
1 – 20” x 24” or 24" x 30"

I.  Largest palette knive - 3" to 4" long

Portable Easel (“French Easel”)

Camera’s and recorders are welcome – anything to further enrich your time at the workshop.

Come ready to learn!

The aim for this workshop is to examine the principles behind producing oil paintings (still life, head painting and landscapes).  Beginners to professionals…we will study everything from selecting the subject matter, composition, color & tone, plus technique itself.

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