• plexiglas-painting-class

Event Category: Community Events and Educational Events

  • We have begun booking for Workshops! For a limited time the workshop: “Flat Plexiglass Portrait Painting” will be offered at a very inexpensive rate as we figure out how we would like our workshops to function! $75 gets you 4 hours of teaching and all your supplies are covered! We need at least 5 students to run the classes, so please share!

    Choose the following dates either Friday May 17, 2019, 9-1 or Saturday June 15, 2019, 9-1.

    Flat Plexiglas Portrait Painting
    May 17, 2019 or June 15, 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm
    75$ per student (minimum 5 students to run workshop) Includes all materials
    Age 12 and over

    Students will explore flat acrylic portrait painting on Plexiglas in the manner of Jim Nutt , Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum who were a part of the Chicago Imagists. Artist examples will be given through a short lecture and slideshow, demonstrations, and hands on help from the instructor will also be given. We will go over Basic painting technique and color theory. Students will finish a 12” x 16” framed acrylic on Plexiglas painting during the workshop.

    Students should bring a 7 ½ by 11 printout of the portrait they would like to paint (simple with good light is best). Could be a human or pet! This is a flat, graphic way of painting that is similar to printmaking- in that it should be thought of as painting in the reverse.

    Prerequisites: Basic painting skills and color mixing would be helpful but not necessary.

    Coffee & Tea will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch or you can order boxed lunches from Café Tlazo.

    Instructor: Kendra Bulgrin
    Born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Kendra Lynn Bulgrin attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where she received a BFA with an emphasis in painting and a minor in Japanese Cultural Studies in 2005. Bulgrin completed her MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Memphis College of Art in 2007. Bulgrin draws from a unique vantage point as an adopted child and continues to explore the complex issues surrounding her identity, memory, and past. Recently, she has been coming to terms with the birth and the ongoing care of her two sons, both with special needs.

    Bulgrin has shown nationally and internationally, with shows at the Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, Wisconsin, and at Beijing Normal University, China. Bulgrin has taught everything from Painting to Design at Memphis College of Art, Washburn University, Emporia State University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and St. Norbert’s College. Currently, she is director and owner of James May Gallery & James May North.

    If you are an artist and you would like to teach a workshop please send a brief proposal and artist bio to mail@jamesmaygallery.com


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  • Venue:

    James May North
    219 State St.
    Algoma, 54201