Sun. 10am - 1pm
Dive into the creative realm of mixed media, blending traditional art foundations with diverse techniques. This course is designed for artists seeking to challenge their creative limits, offering a deep dive into the explorative support preparation, painting and drawing techniques, collage, and tool application. Through a series of hands-on exercises, students will explore how to combine various materials on the surface effectively. This approach encourages an environment of experimentation and discovery, emphasizing both process and concept. Students are given the space and time to rethink and recontextualize their approach in the studio, pushing beyond conventional boundaries to develop unique and expressive works.
This course is a journey towards artistic freedom, offering a balance between structured skill-building and exploratory practice. It is ideal for artists who want to explore new horizons in their work at any stage of their creative journey.
What You'll Learn
Selecting and preparing supports for diverse mixed media applications.
Techniques for layering, painting, and drawing to achieve depth and complexity.
Expanding beyond traditional art skills to embrace new creative methods.
Manipulation of texture, color, and form to elevate artistic expression.
Experimentation with materials and ideas to develop a unique personal style.
Assembling a portfolio showcasing a comprehensive skill set in mixed media.
Personalized, one-on-one instruction tailored to refine artistic vision and technique.
Thadius Taylor (b. 1989) lives and works in Southern California. A native of California, Taylor holds a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA from Laguna College of Art + Design. His work, primarily in oil painting, explores figuration and fragmented spaces, blending meticulous planning with spontaneous execution. Taylor's work has been featured at notable venues, including the Laguna Art Museum, Pennslyvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Museum of Ventura County. He has participated in select group exhibitions at prestigious locations like Brea Gallery and the Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College, NY. His accolades include the Trustee Choice Award (Honorable Mention, 2020), the Benjamin West Prize, and the Earl T. Donelson Figure Painting Award. Taylor recently advised and mentored MFA students at Laguna College of Art + Design and has held various teaching positions in art institutions. His work, known for its dynamic depth, continues to engage and challenge viewers.
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