Fast & Loose Oil & Acrylic Workshop
This workshop is for students who want to loosen up and work with less restraint. Using personal photographs, as reference students will work on several fast paintings. Guided towards discovering and trusting their mark/painting statement and developing a critical eye. This is not a “how-to” class. You will be encouraged to experiment and embrace spontaneity. By combining fast, bold, loose strokes, students will engage in the “process” of the painting in the “present” rather than concentrating on the result. Fast paintings will be analyzed for their unique painterly style to transfer the best qualities to larger canvases (24x24 or larger).
In the words of the artist, KiKi Smith, "Making art is a lot about seeing what happens."
Bring several canvases and reference photos. Also, bring your lunch.
Download suggested materials list here.
• Paints: Cadmium Yellow Light , Cadmium Orange , Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson
Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Kings Blue, Cobalt Violet, Ultramarine Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Sap Green, Permanent Green, Naples Yellow (150 ml tube suggested), Permabla white (lots,150ml tubes suggested), Ivory Black, other colors of choice
• Painting Mediums: Pint - stand oil Pint – linseed oil
• Painting Surfaces: Several primed canvases of assorted sizes
• Brushes: Artists brushes of different sizes. Ordinary house painting brushes 1 to 2 in
• Brush Cleaner: Windsor Newton Brush Cleaner & Preserver
• Containers: Plastic peanut butter type jars with tight lids for mixing medium
• Palettes: Disposable artist’s palettes for mixing paint
• Rags: Clean cotton cloth rags and an old terry cloth towel or paper towels
• Other supplies: Palette knife, thin stick of charcoal
About the Instructor
Souby is an artist and educator with several years of teaching experience. Since 2004, she has taught oil painting to adults at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, CT. Over the years, Souby was an adjunct professor of Art at Naugatuck Valley Community College and has taught Art in the Connecticut public school system and Adult Education programs. Souby loves to teach! Her goal is to engage, challenge, and motivate her students. She strives to create an environment where students not only explore, learn, solve problems, create, collaborate, but also truly enjoy what they are doing. Souby holds a BA in Art Education from Stetson University and a MALS in Art from Wesleyan University. After Graduate School, she continued her education studying painting with nationally recognized artists and teachers, Eric Aho, Ira Barkoff, Lois Dodd and Ruth Miller. Visit Souby's website.