Diane Culhane Workshop

The Language of Paint: Color, Line & Form


 May 13-17, 2019

Concept: Line is the dance. Form sets the stage. add Color and the possibilities are endless.

Saint-Raphaël, France adds to the richness of this creative experience. Environment plays powerful role in your creative life through accessing all of your senses, sights, sounds, aroma; delighting in French food, history and culture. This adventure will fill you, giving you fuel for studio work to develop, setting you afresh into a new way of expressing your creative voice.

This five-day adventurous gathering is for beginners to advanced. It is here for you if you hunger to fill your creative life with breath, direction and solid ground.

Price: 1450€    $1650           To Register: Please go to Payment Page for PayPal link       Deadline: 30 March 2019

Included: Weekday lunch and paint materials

Description: In this workshop we will use acrylic paint and mixed media to delve into the visual language of paint in order to create art that expresses your unique imagination. As we explore the foundations of two-dimensional surfaces, you will build your visual vocabulary within the foundational elements and principles of design. Using both intuition and intellect, learn to make a painting from ground up, layering and mixing color to create an evocative surface texture. This fun class will expand your knowledge of both materials and techniques.

Media Techniques: Foundations of acrylic paint; glazing, masking, sanding, layering. You are encouraged to bring
any extra media; graphite, charcoal, crayons, oil pastels, found papers. Surfaces to paint on; paper, wood panel or
canvas, your choice.

Activities: Morning warm-ups, exercises and lessons. Painting compositions of choice: landscapes, still life’s, florals or
delving into your internal story and experience creating a narrative body of work. Studio time will be outlined at the
beginning of the week. Emphasis on discovery and working freely with modeled experimentation at the core.