The Painter’s Studio Exploration: a creative means for artists to explore and play
Instructor: Victoria Templeton
May 23, May 30 or June 6 drop ins
Price: $30 drop in per class with registering
Location: Cape Cod Art Center, Studio A
Description: Have you felt like you’re stuck in your painting process or just staring at the studio space walls? Maybe you want to start a new direction or have new material but just can’t find how to begin. As artists, we all go through those blocks of boredom, doubt, fears. This course provides exercises, exploration, and encouragement to leap into creativity. My motto is its just paper and paint: Jump in!
• Acrylic Paint: You can use cheap basics. Gouache or Watercolor is fine but will need to be sealed at some stage
At a minimum but you can bring your favorites too
- Cad yellow Lite (or one similar)
- Cad Yellow Med or Yello Ochre
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cad red Lite or similar
- Ultramarine Blue
- Phalo Blue
- Acrylic inks in transparent primary colors ( you can also thin paint but will be different effect)
- Tools: Variety of brushes: Make sure one is at least 2 inch flat Cheap brush or sponge, stickies to apply glue/medium Spatulas, sticks, drawing instruments, graphite pencils of different sizes, colored flow pens, scrapers, rags, sponges, anything in that junk drawer,
- 11×14 or larger Pad or tablet of Canvas or Multimedia Paper: I use Canson Multi Media. You can easily tear it out. Matte MediumPainters or Artist tapeBaby wipesRoll of Job Squad heavy paper towels: I find these at Home Depot-Mechanics like to use these-they are usually blue. Way better than paper towels. A couple of old cloth rags.
A good mix of collage papers: Use old letters, cards, wrapping paper, magazines-visuals/words that resonant with you. Scissors and a straight edge like a ruler or such.
Victoria Templeton Bio As a native Californian from San Francisco, Victoria absorbed forms of creative art, always drawing and painting in some form since childhood. She majored in Theater Arts at Loyola Marymount. For over twenty years she was in retail management in the designer fashion industry. Still, she remained drawn to designers and their creative process. She left the industry to pursue fine art. Roger Armstrong, a master California painter and school founder at the Laguna College of Art and Design, took her in as a protégé. From him, she learned to risk failure. “Its only paint and paper” he told her. She studied and worked for him for seven years. Upon his death, the Irvine Fine Art Center asked Victoria to continue his class. Another passion, teaching, emerged. She expanded her weekly classes to the Laguna Beach Susi Q Center and conducted workshops. Her approach, like her mentor, encourages students to lose fear, take risks and view painting as a process. When she moved to Cape Cod in 2015, She put teaching aside and focused on her own artwork. She has studio space at The Old Schoolhouse in Barnstable Village. She is a continuous participant CCAC plein air group and contributed to their second 2019 edition of Plein Air Painting on Cape Cod. She participated in Cape Cod shows and received recognition. “Child-like curiosity and play remains the most important part of my work. When I trust creative energy and stop critic chatter, my paintings reflect the authentic relationship I forged with the subject or landscape. I paint in all mediums, using what feels best for me that day.