The Turtle Gallery
Summer Workshops 2019

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Portable Fresco with Barbara Sullivan: Monday June 3 - Tues. June 4, 9am to 4pm
Have you ever wondered about the process involved in the medium of fresco painting?
Join artist Barbara Sullivan for a hands-on exploration of this age-old medium. During this two-day intensive workshop, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of true buon fresco
(painting into freshly laid wet plaster) within both an art historical context, as well as in practical applications. Students will learn the many steps involved, such as how to prepare substrates, arriccio and intonaco layers of plaster, how to grind pigments, and knowing when the plaster is ready to accept paint! All these techniques will be put into practice as students design and execute their own portable fresco panels. Materials provided by instructor ($50. payable to instructor) 2 days... 9am - 4pm Limited to 5 participants. Fee: $350.

Instructor Barbara Sullivan teaches art foundations at the University of Maine at Farmington, She has taught Fresco Workshops at Colby, Bowdoin, U Maine, Pratt Institute in NY, and at The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO and at Haystack her in Maine. She had shown widely in Maine and in group shows in New York, She had her first solo museum show at The University of Maine Museum in Bangor, ME in 2007. Barbara has received both The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and The Pollock/Krasner Grant.

Imaginative Drawings of Form and Space with Hub White - Mon Sept 16 -Tues.17, 9am to 4pm
Observing existing buildings and spaces need not only result in an accurate representational drawing. Looking closely at the forms, and their various components and spaces thereby created can inspire alternative, imaginative drawings as well. The Turtle Gallery complex provides rich potential to see, explore and discover ways for individual artists to respond. Participants will be encouraged to make such drawings using graphite. As weather permits, mornings likely will be spent on the gallery grounds drawing in a sketchpad and drawing will be continued indoors on larger paper in the afternoons. 2 days 9am - 4pm . Limited to 5 participants. Fee: $350.

Hub White, architect/artist has taught architectural design for many years, mostly at the University of Illinois including two years in Versailles. He also taught in Paris, Rome/Florence for other schools and conducted several sketching workshops in Greece. Professional practice experience includes several years working for significant architects and conducting his own practice doing residential design and national/international design competitions. His formal education has been enhanced by other art studio programs, Haystack workshops, and travels. The Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery often exhibits his drawings.

Experimental Drawing with MaJo Keleshian Mon Sept 23, - Tues. September 24
Drawing is a means of creative, personal expression. It's more than an attempt to replicate a form–it is an invention. In this workshop, using various drawing media and methods, we will explore ways to develop a dynamic mark making “vocabulary” through group and individual projects in order to create lively, expressive drawings. The workshop will be held on the grounds of the Turtle Gallery and all levels are welcome.2 days 9am - 4pm . Limited to 5 participants. Fee: $350.

MaJo Keleshian’s work can be seen at Turtle Gallery on Deer Isle and George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME. She has shown throughout Maine since the 1980s in many one-person and group exhibitions, and has work in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She taught drawing at the University of Maine from 2000-2014 and did graphic design work there for many years. She’s taught at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME and currently leads drawing workshops.

pictured: work by MaJo Keleshian
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