Mark Vander VinneBeginner Oil Painting, March 29-31, 2019 - $180
Mark Vander Vinne (pronounced VAN-der Vin) is a Midwestern Tonal & Impressionist Landscape painter best known for his quiet scenes, elegant compositions and subtle color palettes. His award winning paintings have been featured in numerous solo & group exhibitions as well as plein air events and private collections.
Beginner Oil Painting: This workshop will cover the basics of oil painting by explaining the different materials, what to look for in brushes, mediums, painting surfaces, and the difference between professional and student grade paints. Using demonstrations, lectures, painting from simple still lifes and your own photos, and personalized one-on-one instruction, you will learn how to see like an artist and paint shapes to create the illusion of objects and form. Mark will show you how to work with oils instead of against them, so you will feel more comfortable when approaching your next painting. Students bring their own supplies and sack lunch, a materials list will be posted soon.
Born and raised in the small town of Eldridge, IA just north of Davenport, Mark studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation he began a career in illustration. He is currently an art director in the advertising industry.
Mark has a passion for learning and has taken workshops with master artists Ken Auster & Scott Christensen. He is a prominent member in the local art community: teaching classes, workshops and hosting critiques as well as giving lectures. He currently resides with his family in Porter, Indiana near the Indiana National Lakeshore.
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