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ASCEND 2019

Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

and The Story Ashland

Paint

ARTIST TRACKS

You pick the specific area of artistic study you want to follow through the week from the following tracks!


 

WHAT SPARKS YOUR INTEREST?

Our instructors will cover a broad range of professional tips and techniques that will take each participant through a series of strong artistic foundations.  Then follow one of these great artists and teachers down a path of discovery perfectly suited for your interests and talents!  Our emphasis once we've covered strong foundations will be the human form.

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PAINTING: FIGURATIVE

Frank Ordaz

Excellent drawing skills are the foundation of great painting.   Participants will experience a series of valuable exercises to hone and perfect the drawing fundamentals that are the foundation of every great work of art.

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PAINTING: PORTRAITURE

Ryan Moon

Study with Frank Ordaz and Ryan Moon the fundamentals of portraiture from the initial drawing of the human form to developing a cohesive color pallet, composition, design form and pose, facial features, how to work from a live model.  How to develop your "voice" as an artist.  Through in some digital experience as well to help you develop your concepts form start to a finished piece of work

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MURAL & CHALK ART

Cathy Gallatin & Mera Oliveria

Learning this dramatic and large scale public art form to begin a new adventure in a new medium.  Cathy and Mera will be co-teaching this workshop taking  participants through the process of developing a mural or large scale chalk art design and composition including materials, developing grids, selection of themes, materials, surface preparations, and class will have opportunity to create along side Cathy and Mera to produce a large scale piece of art during the conference available for public viewing.

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Jennifer Garrett

Drawing and Digital Demos

Jennifer will be demonstrating several aspects of drawing skills in our foundational sessions, including live demo and group participation in digital drawing.