FROM PC: This is going to be a very interesting class. We will be painting in a more impressionist style, focusing more on free brush strokes, and bright bold colors with some influences from Fauvism and even Cubism. A pallet knife will also be used to add texture and apply clean patches of color onto a blank canvas or over an existing dry layer of paint. I think this will be a very exciting night and allow for more interpretations of a local landmark.
This is ZU Gallery’s version of the “paint and sip” class, but elevated. It’s perfect for a couple activity, team building, bridal shower, birthday celebration, or a girl’s night out. Book a private party or join us for a scheduled workshop.
Find inspiration surrounded by the beauty of our Four Corners destinations. PC will guide you each step of the way on your creative journey. Play, explore, and awake the artist within!
PC will demonstrate techniques that are fun and easy. Each participant will learn the basics of the color wheel and paint brush types. You will leave with a one of a kind piece of art and insight.
Materials used are high-quality artist grade. Cost includes all materials and instruction, wine/beer or non-alcoholic beverage, and snacks. The workshop average time is 1.5 hours.
About your instructor:
Phillip Conner, who goes by the name PC Artistry (“PC” for short), is a landscape artist based out of Southwest Cortez, Colorado.
His work focuses on the local landscapes using very bold, bright, blended colors found in aerosol spray paint and acrylics layered on a stretched canvas.
His style is influenced by impressionism, fauvism, and semi-abstraction, and even includes the presence of graffiti street art in our contemporary viewscape today. Although he originally used colored pencils, charcoal, and even oils in his earlier works, in around 2016 he began to experiment with spray paints and stencils on stretched canvas. The mediums became the basic technique and material he uses to render these very interesting contemporary landscapes.
His regional subject matter ranges as far west in the Utah rock country of Bluff and Mexican Hat to rural Colorado power-lined dirt roads, old barns and grain elevators, cemeteries, and views of the La Plata and the Sleeping Ute Mountain ranges. His work also includes diverse subjects that are close to the artist’s heart and represent significant moments in his life, ranging from New York City’s Lower East Side to California’s Ventura Pier to Colorado’s scenic locations Ouray, Telluride, and Ice Lake.
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