Friday, February 21, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Portraits Revisited: Creative Expression through Self-Portraits!
Gary Chapman, Professor of Drawing and Painting at University of Alabama at Birmingham, will lead us through a workshop focused on Self Portraiture and Gel Medium Transfers onto wooden panels. The transfers will serve as the beginning point to more individualized choices on how to embellish the image with additional media and techniques. These will include, oil and acrylic paint, gesso, gilding, drawing, scoring, additional transfers and the squeegee. Portraits Revisited: Creative Expression through Self-Portraits Teacher In-Service Professional Development Workshop will assist teachers in aiding students to develop critical thinking skills and in the understanding of the creative process. Chapman will introduce the self-portrait as a natural introduction to content and conceptualization for students of art. Teachers will learn ways to enhance their visual arts classroom curricula. Each participant will complete a finished work of art. The workshop is presented in conjunction with the Visual Arts Achievement Program (March 9 – March 13), Congressional Art Competition and Youth Art Month (March 9 – April 13) exhibitions.
Gary Chapman’s Biography: MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA and BS, Berea College. Chapman has had over 50 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, University of Georgia, and University of Miami. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions with regional, national and international venues. Chapman’s work has received recognition and awards from such notable figures as Ned Rifkin, Dennis Barrie, John Ravenal, Annette Carlozzi and Jack Cowart. In 2008 his work was selected and published in the book Alabama Masters: Artists and Their Work. He has received numerous grants and fellowships including a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting from the Southern Arts Federation and 2001 and 1994, Individual Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. His work has been reviewed extensively and is published in over 20 catalogs and books including the 3rd, 16th and 52nd editions of New American Paintings.
Paintings by Chapman have been purchased for the permanent collections of 10 museums throughout the Southeastern region. These include the Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Ogden Museums of Art. His work is also included in many corporate and private collections throughout the country.
Program of Activities
Topics covered will be:
- Brief Presentation of Gary Chapman’s figurative paintings and sources of personal inspiration and ideas.
- Discuss and analyze a self-portrait and decide what the artist is trying to tell us about him/her self.
- Create your own self-portraits using transfer image technique with acrylic gel medium, select palette of oil and acrylic paint on wooden panels as well as other media such as gesso, graphite, ink, charcoal, stencils and squeegee techniques.
- Demo will include additional processes such as stain and gilding with metal leaf.
Workshop will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy classrooms. There is no fee for this workshop. Space is limited. Register Early! A workshop confirmation letter will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your registration. Lunch will be on your own! Area school systems have been notified regarding this teacher in-service professional development workshop. View Chapman’s artwork at www.garychapmanart.com.
To register, please email the following information to Lisa Roth, Museum Academy Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Name • Name of School • Contact Phone Number
Through visual resources and techniques, teachers learn ways to enhance their visual arts classroom curricula. Teacher In-Service Professional Development Workshops assist teachers in aiding students to develop critical thinking skills and in understanding the creative process. Participants have the opportunity to develop their visual skills through interactive art making activities and slide presentations during the workshops.