Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CONTEMPLATIVE ART WORKSHOP

CONTEMPLATIVE ART PRACTICES
Sean Kramer,
8 Weeks
Wednesday 6 – 9, June 1- July 20
Tuition $310 Materials Fee $75
http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_9.html





The sessions of this workshop will be pleasantly spent mediating and doing art meditatively. We will begin each class working with our body, breath and mind. Then we will try a variety of contemplative art practices: mandalas and yantras, spontaneous and intuitive art making, working with symbols, drawing our journey, surrealist techniques, and more. The emphasis will be on the process, art as a meditative practice, letting go of the inner critic.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fresco Weekend Workshop

FRESCO PAINTING
Sean Kramer,
One Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, 9 – 4, July 16 & 17
Tuition $240 Materials Fee $35
http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_8.html




The ancient art of fresco painting has been practiced for millennia. The oldest paintings we have evidence of are kinds of fresco. In this course students will work on small scale true fresco projects. They will learn to apply the fresco lime plaster to tile, brick, even walls at home. Fresco painting is done by applying pure pigments to wet plaster. When the plaster dries the paint becomes a permanent part of the surface, resulting in a beautiful, soft matte finish.

Decorative and Folk Art Course

BORDERS, PATTERNS, SCROLLS, etc.
Sean Kramer,
8 Weeks
SA 10 A, Wednesdays 9 – 12 June 1- July 20
SA 10 B, Thursdays 6 – 9 June 2 – July 21
Tuition $310 Materials Fee $75
http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_10.html



Much decorative and folk art is based on a small number of basic shapes and lines, combined to create a great variety of borders and patterns, as well as stylized flowers, birds, landscape elements and more. In this class we will learn these basic shapes and motifs, and principles of rhythmic combining. We will use them to invent and draw borders, patterns, scrolls, and many other forms and designs. Then we will move on to learn fundamental brush strokes and techniques with to create colorful paintings and decorated objects. To first class bring: pencils, drawing paper and/or sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Saint Joseph and Saint Ann






 

 These were done as a commission for All Saints Church in Concord NH.  The central icon was done by my friend Christopher Gosey (click on his name to go to his website).



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fresco painting workshop

FRESCO PAINTING
Sean Kramer,
One Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, 9 – 4, February 20 & 21

http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_14.html


The ancient art of fresco painting has been practiced for millennia. The oldest paintings we have evidence of are kinds of fresco. In this course students will work on small scale true fresco projects. They will learn to apply the fresco lime plaster to tile, brick, even walls at home. Fresco painting is done by applying pure pigments to wet plaster. When the plaster dries the paint becomes a permanent part of the surface, resulting in a beautiful, soft matte finish.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF EGG TEMPERA PANEL PAINTING

Sean Kramer, 10 Weeks
SA 6 A Monday 9 – 12 February 1 – April 4
SA 6 B Wednesday 6 – 9 February 3 – April 6
Tuition $300 Materials Fee $120
Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, Maine
www.sanctuaryarts.org

In this course you will learn painting techniques originating with the Egyptians, practiced throughout the Middle Ages, and continued into the present by artists such as George Tooker, Andrew Wyeth, Michael Bergt and others. We will first work on a number of small projects to learn and practice the basic techniques of egg-tempera panel painting. Then students can work on a painting either of their own design or based on a prototype. We will begin by learning multiple methods of preparing panels: using 'true gesso' made from marble dust and chalk, as well as other plasters. Then we will make our own paints from earths, semiprecious stones and modern pigments. The making of other paints (oil, acrylic, distemper, watercolor) from the same basic pigments will also be demonstrated. We will learn a number of methods for using gold leaf and other kinds of metal leaf in paintings (gilding, assist, patination, painting over metal leaf). Multiple techniques of applying egg-tempera will be learned: dry brush, petite lac, glazing and scumbling. This will be craft-based painting course.http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_6.html

Monday, August 31, 2015

Icon of Prophecy

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Maryam

Maryam
This is a Syrian style icon. The red background is hand-ground cinnabar.