Sunday, November 17
10 am-3 pm
Instructor: Gavin Gardner
all materials included | drawing experience is helpful but all levels are welcome
This one-day sketching workshop is designed for students who would like to learn how to use and experiment with the ancient and beautiful medium of silverpoint. As a mysterious Renaissance drawing medium, silverpoint is typically a highly detail-oriented and delicate art form. Pure silver wire is dragged over a prepared ground or a special substrate, leaving marks akin to graphite. But these marks are literally silver and the drawings tarnish beautifully over time. Students will have the choice of drawing a portrait or a still life. All materials will be provided by the instructor at no cost to the students. Materials must be returned after the workshop, except for art of course!
This is a great chance to try something new and if you can’t get enough, a more in-depth silverpoint workshop will be offered in January 2020.
About the instructor:
Gavin Gardner obtained a BFA degree in sculpture from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA degree in painting and drawing from Laguna College of Art and Design. He has trained in numerous ateliers and under internationally celebrated artists. He is a two-time winner of the Portrait Society of America’s prestigious International Portrait Competition. International Artist’s Magazine will publish a feature article on his work in their November 2019 issue. Gardner’s other noteworthy achievements include creating over 16 major sculptural works for churches, numerous public and private figure statues in bronze, winning the National Sculpture
Society’s Dexter Jones award for excellence in bas relief, designing a series of coins for the U.S.Treasury, creating a relief for a Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, working on statues for the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Redsox, the Miami Dolphins, and numerous government entities.