Announcing: Italian Earth Colors Workshop Residency: June 11-July 2, 2017
This June we are offering a series of informative workshops on making paint, pastels and mining pigments directly from the rich Italian earth, plus a brief study of Italian Renaissance painting and drawing processes, literally from the ground up. Free and open to all Residency participants. Registration for three week residencies at the International Center for the Arts are available here. A special promotional price of 10% off the cost of the June residency applies.
In this workshop visual artists with all levels of experience and scholars from a multitude of visual disciplines will come together to collect raw ingredients from the rich soil of Italy to be processed into useable pigments.
The pigments produced in the workshop will be used to make a number of different paints and inks, which will in turn be used for our brief study of Italian Renaissance painting and drawing processes. The workshop is led by the founders and owners of the International Center for the Arts Pam Bowers and David Voros, both painters who have spent the past twenty years experimenting with and researching the materials of painting and their capacity for creating visual metaphor.
Literally digging into the origins of colors, workshop participants will investigate and discover with their own hands the sources for familiar names: raw sienna, burnt sienna, pozzuoli earth, terra verte and shadowy umber. The pigments produced in the workshop will be used to make a number of different paints and inks, which will in turn be used for our brief study of Italian Renaissance painting and drawing processes.
The skills and insights offered in this workshop are applicable to a variety of disciplines in terms of both scholarship and studio practice including painting and drawing, art education, art history, ceramics, printmaking or paper making. The approach also articulates both conceptually and practically with issues of sustainability and localization.
The Italian Earth Workshop series is integrated into the ICA Arts and Humanities Residency Program (icarts.org) and ica-mcdv.com, and will occupy period of three days per week during the residency. The remaining time will be spent in discussion and critique and the pursuit of one’s own work, either under the guidance of our faculty or on one’s own. Our Residencies are typically three weeks in length and include everything—-meals, accommodations, weekly excursions, lecture series, end of session exhibition and presentation opportunities (in our A Bocca al Lupo gallery or in the lovely Teatro Concordia), private studio or workspace, and group facilities for printmaking, figure drawing, and ceramic sculpture. Weekly figure drawing and/or sculpture sessions are included with all residencies in addition to participation in this workshop. See our residency page for more information or to apply and register for a residency. There is no additional charge for the workshop for residency participants beyond a modest materials fee.
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Longer or shorter sessions of two or one week are available upon request. The workshop is also available as a day program for residents of Umbria. For residency during May 31-June 11 to after July 25th, 2017 please contact us by email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 479-4639.