Join us Monday afternoon for a 3 hour display of art techniques you can explore at your leisure. Artists will be working at their craft and available to answer your questions as they demonstrate. There will be pan pastels and ink washes.
And introducing, Expeditionary Essentials on Exhibition: "Field Ops"
How do you minimize your travel pack studio? Have you invented creative containerization for an 'in-the-field' workstation?
This year's Techniques Showcase will be sporting a NEW display opportunity for all those illustrators who prefer their observations in the field and have had to cull down or reinvent their mobile taboret of supplies. Gather your travel pack studio, (which will take just a minute) slide in a digital pic/video of you 'in the field' and a piece of artwork completed there and display them together as a 'minimized diorama' documenting your expressive wanderlust in the name of science!
Volunteers still needed!
If you have a technique or media you would like to share and demonstrate, please contact Cat Wilson (email@example.com) to join the team!
Ikumi Kayama, MA
Maximum Students: 28
Many of our members who are self-taught artists or have studied in the science backgrounds really didn't get a chance to receive fine art training. You might think that fine art training doesn't teach you a lot about science illustration, but there are few drawing takeaway points that any science illustrator can use to improve their illustration
We'll talk about:
-10 second exercises to help you see and study the subject matter
-Using your hands and arms differently
-What to do when you feel stuck with your artwork
-Differences between creating lines and creating marks
-How to refresh your eyes to identify parts of the drawing that need improvement
Portion of this presentation will be hands-on sketching trying out different ways to create sketch studies. Please bring a sketchbook (small enough to hold in your hands and sketch) or tracing paper and basic sketching tools-graphite pencils, colored pencils, pens. No wet media please. Sketching objects will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a specimen to sketch and study.
Because of limited time and space, I would only be available to give instructions to the first 28 people who come to the presentation. Everyone is invited to the talk, but the first 28 attendees will get guaranteed seating, sketching space, and one on one instructions.
Maximum Students: 28
With emphasis on investigating your body and use, this workshop will introduce the Alexander Technique (AT) as a way of thinking and practicing being the best you. Often practitioners of AT create improvements in posture and attitude. Alleviating pain and feeling better about yourself in your body can allow for more energy, increased awareness, as well as freedom and ease in movement.
This workshop will include an introduction and brief exploration of AT principles with movement experiences to engage and complement the principles. Movement experiences will relate to AT concepts as guided practice, imaging, and experiential anatomy in addition to traditional AT hands on work. Movement experiences can be modified for individual comfort as well as tailored to the needs of the group.
Sign up for a 15 min review of your portfolio with art professionals. Get a second opinion on your presentations and tips on how to improve it. Register for the Review at the GNSI Registration Desk Starting Sunday Afternoon for Reviews held on Monday. There is a $5 fee, to be given to the non-profit GNSI Education Fund.
The plan to do a Portfolio review is something new we are trying this year. So this is not a traditional "presenter" situation. Since we are on an arts campus, and we want to encourage new artists to participate, we thought it would be a good project to provide some guidance to those who might want help focusing the presentation of their work. Of course they don't have to be "New" artists. It can be anyone who feels they need to sharpen their presentation.
But it all depends on us as a group. We are looking for experienced members to volunteer one hour of their Monday to team up in pairs to do 15 min reviews of portfolios and offer advice to the artist on how they can improve their presentation.
It should be a lot of fun and not take too much time (unless you want to volunteer for an extra hour!). Please contact Cat Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have some experience that you are willing to share in this way.