Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fall Class Schedule Sept-Oct-Nov 2012

I had intended to publish the schedule a bit sooner, but like most of you I have been running around trying hard to keep all the balls in the air so to speak. So at long last here is the schedule as I see it currently. My mainstay is the classes at Jewish Community Alliance, JCA for watercolor and oil classes. I will be doing classes for acrylics and watercolors at my barn studio on 3920 Sierra Madre Dr S, Jacksonville Fl 32217 as well. Call (904)739-0251, or email gordonmeggison@att.net Classes there will be limited to six participants. see the website for more http://gordonmeggison.com/
AT THE BARN STUDIO Only: NEW! Watermedia Acrylics and Watercolor Techniques! 6 weeks only $200. Starting Sept 18 Oct 23- Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm Many times I have been asked to include an acrylic workshop. Well at long last here it is! Build on your watercolor techniques or start fresh, in combination with unique acrylic techniques and rich impastos I will broaden your range of skill sets for painting. We will use washes as in watercolors, but add the opaque techniques that are only available in acrylic media. I have extensive history with acrylics, so peek in on this first rare opportunity to master a few of the secrets that have worked so well for me in the last 40 years of painting fine art and murals for a living. Materials: a few basic 11"X 14" small canvases to start, your standard basic acrylic painting kit Red, yellow, blue, white. We will build on these as class progresses if needed. A few ranges of large to small white nylon bright white flat brushes, and a fan brush. I will be do examples from my extensive art supplies, and many of these supplies will be made available to the students. To review works I have done in the past in acrylic and watercolor see the new website at www.gordonmeggison.com
WATERCOLOR Class At JCA ( www.jcajax.org ) $102. for JCA member, $153. for non members. For beginner to intermediate watercolor enthusiasts. Basic color theory, color washes, composition will be taught while exploring simple but exciting themes. Times: Monday mornings from 10 am - 12: noon Sept. 24, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 (no class Oct. 1 & 8) or Wed Evenings from 7 pm - 9 pm Sept.19, Oct. 3,10,17,24,31 (no class Sept 26)
OILS at JCA ( www.jcajax.org )  $102. for JCA member, $153. for non members. Learning to paint in oils using simple techniques and materials to achieve beautiful results fast! Gordon employs a simple easy to remember and follow step by step process to use the fundamentals of sketch to color mixing to finished oil painting. Times: Monday evenings from 7 pm - 9 pm Mondays Sept 24, Oct.15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 (no class on Oct. 1& 8) or Wed Mornings 10 am -12 noon- from Sept.19, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (no class on Sept 26)
REDDI ARTS John Cummings, www.ReddiArts.com, (904) 398-3161 x 303 One Day watercolor Fast Track Watercolor
BRUSH UP! Saturday Oct 13 $100. per day 9 am - 5pm Arrive 15 minutes early for setup, we'll break for a visit to TIDBITS for Lunch and a watercolor at the cafe- "I am always in search of the Ultimate Cafe!" Limited to six, basic watercolor supplies needed .


Special announcements UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and Demos:
Sept 4 Watercolor Demo at the Orange Park Arts Guild 7-9 pm
Saturday Sept 22, 9:30 am to 3 pm All Day Watercolor Workshop Orange Park Artists Guild contact Beth Haizlip, http://bethdhaizlip.home.comcast.net 904-535-9525

Materials list
Winsor & Newton Pro grade is best , It is more expensive but with less fillers and richer color, or Holbein paints   (14 ) Preferred Palette-Colors -
Cadmium Red, Rose Madder, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue , Indigo, Horizon Blue, Olive Green, Hookers Green, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Orange , Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Bismuth Yellow, (NOTE: If $ Cost is a real problem we can make most (7) colors from:   Rose Madder, Cadmium Yellow, Sap Green, Burnt umber,  Burnt sienna,  Yellow ochre,  Cobalt Blue)
Pallet pan - Medium size folding plastic palette
Paper 140lb Cold Pressed Arches Watercolor Paper Block suggested size 10”x 14”
Brushes - #12 Sable, (that comes to a point not too cheap not too expensive)
1" Nylon Synthetic or Hake Brush (Japanese Brush for washes), get a pkg  with a range of bright whites rounds and flats mixed, a one inch flat bright white should be there (get a brush holder folding cloth too.
Low adhesion masking tape painters style 1" or drafting tape
#2 pencil , kneaded eraser, Semi coarse salt in a small shaker, Flat 3” X 5” kitchen sponge (not the kind with coarse scrub texture on backside), Plastic water cup for cleaning ( make sure it has a stable base), Paper towels, Masking Fluid