Lance Green to Lead Expressionistic Painting Workshop for Heritage Fine Arts Guild

Participants to explore colors, layers and images using acrylic paint

City Bear Light Acrylic painting by Lance Green.

City Bear Light Acrylic painting by Lance Green.

LITTLETON, CO — On November 5, the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County will sponsor a one-day workshop on expressionism with Colorado contemporary artist Lance Green. Expressionism enables artists to bypass the limitations of objectivity and make it easier to express themselves.

Students will begin the day by examining expressionist paintings and applying an underpainting to canvas with random colors, shapes and strokes. Next students will observe colors, layers and revealed images, which they will then sketch with charcoal and proceed to paint. Finally, participants will work on color, shading and composition, taking advantage of the underpainted surface.

“Invariably students come away from the workshop with a certain sense of release, as well as enthusiasm for their work, and most come away with a sense of exhilaration,” Green says.

Green has lived in the high country of the Colorado Rockies, the Texarkana Bayou and the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. He majored in Fine Arts at Rio Hondo College in East Los Angeles and now paints in his home studio in Colorado. Green’s strongest mentor was Fritz Scholder (1937–2005), famous for his controversial, Pop-influenced portraits of Native Americans. “What attracted me to Fritz was the incredible strength in his work. It was the most striking work I’d ever seen,” Green says.

Green’s work is displayed at the Copper Moon Gallery in Taos, New Mexico; Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona; Darpino Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado; and The Loft Gallery in San Pedro, California.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 am-3:00 pm (doors unlocked by 8:30 am) at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. in Littleton, at the northwest corner of Littleton Blvd. and Windermere Street. Artists aged 18 years and older may attend; cost is $30 for Heritage Fine Arts Guild members, $50 for non-members. Membership is only $35 and sign-up forms are at http://www.heritage-guild.com/membership.html. Payment is required to reserve a space and the number of participants is limited.

For complete details and a registration form for the workshop, please see http://www.heritage-guild.com/current-workshops.html. For further information, contact Mary kay Jacobus, mkstudio@comcast.net, phone 303-594-4667.

About The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County
The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County (www.heritage-guild.com) is a non-profit corporation organized in 1974 by Colorado artists. The Guild hosts art exhibits at several local Adventist hospitals and spring and fall art shows at Bemis Public Library in Littleton. In cooperation with Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, the Guild holds “This is Colorado,” an annual, juried, statewide art show; the 2016 event is set for October 10-November 3. The Guild also sponsors weekly group painting sessions and workshops by accomplished guest artists. Membership is open to individuals at all levels of experience in fine arts media, as well as those interested in art appreciation. The Guild is supported in part by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District serving the seven-county Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area.


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