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#B304 Painting Open Studio Workshop (July 17)


(Student Painting by Krystina M.)

Instructor: Erica Magnus

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Date: July 17 (Saturday)

Join Dairy Barn Teaching Artist, Erica Magnus, for a long-form, instructor-assisted Open Studio painting experience. Beginners and those with more experience are all welcome. Bring your own canvases, oil paints or acrylics, paint rags, brushes and odorless turpenoid (for oils). Work tables, table easels and other related materials will be provided. A central still life will be set up by the instructor and additional objects will be available for those wishing to arrange their own subject. The full afternoon time frame and small class size is designed for maximum productivity and one-on-one mentorship from Erica throughout the workshop. Primary focus will be on managing the relationships of color and value (dark to light) and how to make them work together in your painting. Erica will be able to provide additional guidance on aspects of composition, perspective, proportion, and scale as you work. Brief demonstrations will be given as the instructor deems helpful or at a participant's request.

Minors age 16+ are able to attend adult classes at The Dairy Barn without a parent/guardian. Please be sure to sign the release below.

About the Artist

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Erica Magnus majored in Painting, studying at home and abroad to earn her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN. She spent two years in further study of Painting and Sculpture at Atelier ’63, Stichting Academe, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She completed her MFA at the School of Art in Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, where she had first moved to work with Buckminster Fuller’s World Game Workshop. Her professional careers span multiple applied art freelance work, in publishing, illustration, creature design, and graphic novel development for film and television. Teaching art classes has always been and continues to be her most enduring source of shared enjoyment.

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