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

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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Empty cereal box
Large water soluble graphite 6 B
Golden Fluids Acrylic - primary magenta, primary yellow and primary cyan 4 fl oz
Golden High Flow Transparents -This set contains 10, 1 oz (30 ml) transparent colors including Dioxazine Purple, Transparent Hansa Yellow Medium, Transparent Naphthol Red Light, Transparent Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Transparent Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Transparent Quinacridone Red, Transparent Brown Iron Oxide, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, Transparent Shading Gray, and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.
Tube paint - nickel azo, Zinc white, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light
8 water soluble caran'dache crayons
Set of GOLDEN Mediums offer artists infinite control of changing acrylic colors. Use Mediums to control transparency, viscosity and surface sheen. GOLDEN Mediums can be thought of as colorless paints, as they are composed of similar polymers as are the acrylic paints. They are the "glue" or binder that dry to form continuous, durable films. They are made of 100% acrylic polymers, which have proven to have excellent flexibility and chemical, water and ultraviolet radiation resistance. Contains 1 ea. of the following 2 oz. products ...Soft Gel (gloss),Regular Gel (semi-gloss),Extra Heavy Gel (matte), Light Molding Paste, Course Pumice Gel, Clear Tar Gel.
Golden acrylic matte  medium 8 oz
Artist tape 1 inch and ½ inch
Plastic spreaders or putty knife
6b pencil and eraser
6 pieces of 140 lb watercolor paper hot press 22 x 30
10 pieces of 10 inch x 10 inch ¼ inch masonite and/or cradled gessosed panels - gessoed 2x on front and 1x on back with white gesso
Please bring a selection of 5 bristle brushes
Hake Brushes Flat - 3 inch 2 inch 1 inch
WInsor & Newton Galleria Flibert #2
Palette paper or freezer wrap
2 spray bottles - one for water and one for rubbing alcohol
Brush flush or murphies oil soap
Printing brayer for printing and gluing 2' or smaller
Paper collage (one gallon zip lock)
5x7 inch Esquisee Canson Field Sketchbook spiral bound
Three white or black large plastic bags will be important for taking home