Wet Paint Workshop Ohio 2019

WET PAINT WORKSHOP! 

   

We are super excited to be EXPANDING the WET PAINT PROJECT this year to include two full days of WET PAINT WORKSHOPS at the convention center prior to the opening of the Hell City Convention.

WET PAINT GANG!!
TWO FULL DAYS OF OPEN PAINTING!!
Admission for the two full days is only $50.
(This is a non-profit event, the fee simply goes to covering the costs of the space. Any extra funds we take in will be donated to charity)
Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 from 9am on into the wee wee hours!
TWO FULL DAYS OF OPEN PAINTING, PLUS AMAZING PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS!!!
Admission for the two full days is only $50. You’ll have 24-hour access to the space to set up your materials and paint or make whatever art you want. 
It’s a wonderful opportunity to paint collectively while you commune and hang out with the rest of the participating artists.
We will be offering figure drawing in the mornings, as well as critique gatherings in the evenings.  These spaces are available to ANYONE who wants to participate!! LIMITED TO 75 SPACES!!!

WET PAINT WORKSHOPS!!!
Over the course of these two days, we will also be hosting over half a dozen workshops on a wide range of painting and art making techniques and ideas, offered by some of the TOP professionals in this industry.
See the schedule below to sign up for individual workshops, prices vary, take as many or as few as you would like!
Please note; you do NOT need to register for the Wet Paint Gang if you only want to take one or more of the workshops.

WET PAINT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

10am-1pm - RUDY LOPEZ; “BUILDING OUT WITH OILS” Part 1 of 2 parts….
COST: $100 For Both Parts!
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My workshop will be focusing on starting a painting and building up and out. To focus on remaining  calm and relaxed are the two main keys to have in control when approaching your piece, as well as the subtle layers and adjustments that come after the first layer. I’ll be going over my experience with certain brands of paints and brushes as well as the difference between canvas panels. I’ll also provide paint for everyone to try out. 

10am -1pm, 2pm-5pm - CHRIS DINGWELL; "ADVANCED ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES, GETTING THAT "OIL PAINTING LOOK" WITHOUT OILS
COST: $100  
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This six-hour hands-on workshop will focus on unusual and advanced techniques as well as materials to use in working with Acrylic paints. I will be focusing extensively on the use of glazes, mediums, and varnishes, with conversations about the specific materials themselves as well as how to apply and work with them, and how to add these techniques seamlessly and fluidly into your work with Acrylic paints. This is all about thinking WAY outside of the box! 
Each participant will be given all of the materials required to create a small finished painting that will allow you to explore the ideas being presented in a direct, visceral, hands-on way.

CHRIS DINGWELL

Studio: Squirrel Cage Studios
Location: Portland, Maine
 
  


2pm-5pm - CHRISTINE VALLIÈRES; "OIL PAINTING PRODUCTS AND PROCESS” 
COST: $40  
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As tattooers we don’t think twice about setting ourselves up to make the best tattoo possible. We buy the best ink, the best machines, we use the best and most comfortable gloves. We prep the skin by shaving and cleaning and we make sure our lighting situation is as good as it can be. We do this because to tattoo is difficult enough, why would we make it harder for ourselves and sacrifice the quality of our work?
With painting there is no difference in this concept. Oil painting, as tattooing , is a medium with a deep history and we can learn and put into practice traditions that are tried and true.
In Oil Painting Products and Process Workshop we will discuss the best way to set yourself up for success when painting in oil.

CHRISTINE VALLIÈRES
Studio: 
Urban Art Tattoo
Location: Tempe, Arizona
  



THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

10am-1pm - RUDY LOPEZ; “BUILDING OUT WITH OILS” Part 2 of 2 parts….
COST: SEE PART 1 

My workshop will be focusing on starting a painting and building up and out. To focus on remaining  calm and relaxed are the two main keys to have in control when approaching your piece, as well as the subtle layers and adjustments that come after the first layer. I’ll be going over my experience with certain brands of paints and brushes as well as the difference between canvas panels. I’ll also provide paint for everyone to try out.



10-1, 2-5 - GABRIEL LONDIS; "THE RISING TIDE RAISES ALL SHIPS; A Meditation on Painting, Motivation, and Drive”
COST: $100   
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Painting is often difficult, it requires tremendous amounts of patience, persistence, and discipline. Painting also allows you to explore new ideas and make valuable mistakes without the consequences we face in tattooing. Painting adds another layer of depth to your art, and can make you a stronger artist in multiple mediums.
I love the phrase: “ The rising tide raises all ships”. I interpret this to mean that the most creative version of your self helps everyone around you to be the most creative version of themselves as well. Even more importantly; being the best person you can be directly influences others around you to be the best that they can be. I want the spirit of this workshop to be exactly this: we are all in the same boat, encouraging and learning from each other, rising together with the tide.
The goal for this workshop is for each person to make a semi-finished painting that encourages you to continue to paint as much as possible. Technically, I will be covering ideas of composition and the “rule of thirds”, process and materials, mixing paints, blocking in lights and darks. I’ll also be discussing the “why” of painting; why do we do this? what are we all here for?


10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm - MIKE “CANMAN” CANNISTRARO; “DYNAMIC ACRYLICS!”
COST: $150  
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A comprehensive 6-hour painting intensive. Start to finish process emphasizing: photo reference, underpainting, glazes, color mixing with a limited palette.
Each attendee will leave with a finished painting! All art supplies and "Step By Step' booklet included. 



2pm-5pm - TOBY GEHRLICH; “PRO-MISSED: USING DIGITAL TECHNIQUES TO REFINE YOUR OIL PAINTING"
COST $40   
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It is inevitable that we will miss our mark on a painting from time to time, or have unfinished works setting in the corner because we are uncertain how to proceed  without potentially undoing all the hard work already invested. Using digital art programs can bridge the uncomfortable leaps of faith without the risk of wrecking your progress and allowing you to explore your final Art's outcome. Pro missed will show the digital techniques and steps used to help push forward on an oil painting. 
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