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Instructor: Andrew Denman
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Certificate Elective
Prerequisite: Previous painting experience is helpful
Fee: $230 museum members/$280 nonmembers
Dates: Fri, Sat & Sun 9– 3pm
Oct 27, 28 & 29

Join Andrew Denman as he shares the secrets to his dramatically different approach to painting in an easy, step-by-step tutorial. Denman is known for his beautiful portrayals of wildlife in a unique style combining stylism and abstraction with strict realism. Denman's previous workshops at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum have focused on his realist painting techniques. This time, get ready to explore an approach to painting you will learn nowhere else. You will learn how to employ a series of thick, impasto underpaintings, cover over with many layers of gesso, and then sand down to reveal astonishing textures, patterns, and colors, which can either stand on their own or provide brilliant underlayment for natural textures like fur, feathers, bark, rocks, and grass. Through a series of easy to follow exercises, you will have all the tools necessary to practice or even master this technique to create a variety of effects in any genre or subject of painting, not just wildlife. If you want to try something entirely new, this is your workshop!
Some materials included for this class
Price $230.00 USD