Join artist Charles Coates at the Foster and create studies of artist-explorer Tony Foster’s bright watercolor paintings. You’ll learn digital hacks for your painting style, from using the Apple Pencil (or your fingers) like traditional brushes to turning a simple sketch into a complete work. Participants will learn how to apply elements of art such as line, shape, texture, and color to digital painting.
Step into the “virtual” shoes of Tony Foster and paint the wilderness found inside The Foster, with artist Charles Woodruff Coates. In this beginning digital painting workshop, we’ll examine Tony Foster’s process and techniques in his Exploring Beauty journey, then re-create his methodologies on the iPad. Participants will learn how to apply elements of art such as line, shape, texture and color to digital painting. Each participant will receive a digital portfolio of prints and resource packet from the workshop.
Through this workshop, Charles will host an art-making activity using Gamble Garden’s flora as inspiration for making prints. Participants begin with a tour through the gardens as Charles instructs how to draw from observations. Participants will then learn how to transform their drawings into stamps for monotype-printmaking. Together, we’ll create a series of unique images that share repetitious shapes, along with their own unique qualities.
Register for this printmaking workshop at The Foster with artist Charles Coates. We’ll examine the symbolism of the Zuni fetish souvenirs in Tony Foster’s Sacred Places Journey, then we’ll make our own fetishes to share using the communal process of printmaking. You’ll learn idea generation, image design, carving, and printing techniques. Through trading prints, each participant will take home their own fine-art portfolio of artwork.