with bruce turk
Suggested prerequisites for this class: Intro to Abstract Acrylics or Intermediate Abstract Acrylics
Introduce texture, depth, and layers to your art practice.
Come explore the world of plaster! Learn to incorporate mortar, tile adhesive, and other building materials into your expanding mixed-media practice. Plastering compounds provide terrific bonding grounds and surface layers for abstract work. Experimentation with found objects and reclaimed materials will be encouraged.
Possibilities include new forays into mosaic as well as yet-to-be-discovered assemblage exploration. Let chance and intuition be your guide!
Basic materials and techniques will be covered through demonstration, guided practice, and study of established artists. Students will respond to prompts to launch 2-3 individual mixed-media projects.
In addition to your favorite acrylic painting tools/materials, and painting cloths/apron you will also need:
Proficient artists who have taken this class may want to investigate our Mentorship Program.
About the instructors
A professional actor and director, Bruce Turk has maintained a practice of visual art for many years. He studied drawing at Northwestern University, was mentored by artist Yukio Nishinarita in Japan, and studied painting with Ronnie Landfield at the Art Students’ League of New York. Most recently, his work has been shown in several juried shows at Art on 30th and has been published in numerous literary journals. His solo show, Archive, will be exhibited as part of the 2022 Art Night Encinitas.
Roberta Dyer is a Signature Member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, The International Society of Acrylic Painters, and The San Diego Watercolor Society. She has received numerous awards in a variety of venues. She has served as a juror for competitive shows and has demonstrated and led painting groups for several years. Roberta is the past Director of the International Exhibition for the San Diego Watercolor Society and has served as president of that same organization. Roberta's art is best described as expressive, whether figurative or abstract. She uses a combination of bold color and mixed media techniques to present her subjects in unusual ways.
As far back as I can remember, I have drawn and painted faces. In fact, there is much evidence pointing to the fact that I spent an inordinate amount of time drawing Sister Mary Francis in 3rd Grade instead of paying attention in math class. But recently, I've been more interested in deconstructing the architecture of the face to see how far I can abstract it and still capture the intangible human qualities. I am drawn to rich, vibrant color and a whimsical, narrative approach to painting. My characters are quirky people painted with a sense of sophistication. The backgrounds of my paintings are typically thick, saturated pigment applied with a palette knife. I then draw back into the paint with symbols and words adding a linear and textural quality to the surface. I sometimes even include those elusive math symbols. Sister Mary Francis would be proud.
Barbara is a part of the Professional Artist Program at Art on 30th, an award-wining artist, member of the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, and has been painting for over 10 years.