Acadia Workshop Center

Workshops run 5 days, M-F, unless noted otherwise.
Marsha Staiger
Inside the Outside - An in depth look at abstract from the landscape
Acrylic Mixed Media
Sept. 3 - 7, 2018 - ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Studio / Plein Air

Torpedo Factory artist, The Art League instructor and Golden Paint GAEP,  Marsha Staiger's workshops are exciting,informative, fun, and challenging for beginning, intermediate oradvanced painters. An energetic working artist, she is a seasoned instructor with a teaching career of more than 30 years. Her artwork has been included in national and international exhibitions group and one artist exhibitions while maintaining a studio 332 at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center for the past decade. "inside the outside - an in depth look at abstract from the landscape" will reinforce the elements of art and their principles as well as acrylic technique via demonstration, printed material and critique.

“I am excited to lead a week long journey that will immerse each of you into the structure of a painting and the how tos to make it “your” work of art. Call and response sets the stage for finding inspiration via plein air and releasing your personal response to it in an abstract and intuitive manner. Color is the most obvious tool that I use but all of the elements have to be considered when you adjust your free response to nature. Maine fuels an artist imagination as the landscape stimulates a creative response. The class will work in the workshop area as well as with plein air studies. Working with acrylics on site gives the ability to capture the light, sound and rhythms on location . Critiques will be an important tool to define and perfect your personal vision.”

Limited to 12 Students

Level: All
FEE: $650 

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Register for this class HERE


Heavy Body Acrylic 2 fl oz
Phthalo Blue Green Shade
Titanium White
Zinc White
Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold
Hansa Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Burnt Sienna 1oz
Carbon Black 1oz
Green Gold 4oz
Iridescent Stainless Steel Coarse 4oz
Pyrrole Red 4oz
High Flow
Cadmium Red Light
Matte Medium 8 fl oz
Gac 800 8 fl oz
Small container of gesso

Graphite pencil, eraser and sharper
Water Soluble Graphite 2 B
inktense 12 pencils
inktense 12 blocks
12 or 18 inch metal ruler
collage 10 pieces
Tape Yellow frog 1 inch
2 small spritzers
rag for brushes
baby wipes unscented
palette knife metal with wood handle
a rubber scraper (Bondo)
Bring an assortment of brushes include a hake 2 inch
gray palette paper
3 sheets of hot pressed watercolor paper 22 x 30 cut or tear into 11 x 15 sheets to transport
foam board or sturdy cardboard to hold paper 22 x 30
4 bull dog clips
3 12 x 12 canvases
a piece of unprimed canvas 36 x 24
Canson MONTVAL all meida 9-12 sketchbook
Plastic bags for shipping paper and canvas home