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Landscape Painting with Acrylics

$250.00

2018

January 20 & 21
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor:  Brett Weaver

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2018

January 20 & 21
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor:  Brett Weaver

After years of painting his landscape paintings in oils, Brett Weaver has begun experimenting with acrylics and has been getting beautiful results.  In this weekend workshop, Brett will teach students how to paint expressive acrylic landscapes that look like oils.  This workshop is perfect for the oil painter who is wanting to switch to acrylics in order to avoid paint fumes or has allergies to oil-based paints.  It is also perfect for acrylic painters who want to get their paintings to look and feel more like oils.  Students will be working with Golden Open Acrylic Paints which have a longer drying time than ordinary acrylic paints.  Brett will lead students through various techniques and the layering and blending capabilities of these paints.  Brett will also touch on the fundamentals (composition, design, color theory)  that are important in painting no matter what the medium.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options in our downtown/southside neighborhood.

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About the Instructor:
Brett Weaver (b. 1973) is a self-taught artist who currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Tianna and their twin children, Abbott and Emeline.

Being self-taught has allowed Brett the freedom to explore and not be confined to one style or genre. The depth of his talent is apparent through the diversity in his work ranging from traditional landscapes to contemporary abstracts, as well as figurative and urban cityscapes. His primary goal is to produce works of art that speak to people beyond just the subject matter. His former career as a civil engineer has greatly influenced his current focus on strong minimal design and the energy of urban life and culture.

Since his introduction to the art world in 2004 as a plein air painter—winning 2nd place in the Carmel Arts Festival and being selected among Southwest Arts ‘21 under 31’ emerging artists—he has secured numerous awards and museum shows, and his work is included among an extensive list of private and corporate collections.

Over the years Brett’s paintings have become looser and more abstract and expressive, showing a level of confidence and maturity in his work. He is now more concerned with finding individuality in his work, and using it as a vehicle for his own voice and self-expression, spending the majority of his time developing compositions in his studio and focusing on larger corporate commissions.

Brett’s work is inspired by elements of his everyday life and travels with his family within both urban and natural areas, whether it be attending a symphony performance or hiking in the mountains. His paintings offer his collectors timeless and expressive pieces they can live with, while also considering contemporary culture and design.