The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County will host a February 2 workshop led by well-known Colorado artist Lance Green. Green will share his philosophy, knowledge and application of color and expressionism. This enables participants to embrace his process - resulting in an individual art piece from the heart.
Lance Green is a colorist and expressionist but more than that he is a storyteller, conjuring images that take the viewer beyond the mere skin and bone of the subject and into the soul that lies hidden beneath.
The workshop will be divided into several segments. To begin, Lance will spend approximately one hour demonstrating an entire painting. Next, students will warm up with a collaborative painting. Small groups of five or six will divide the painting into parts. One person will work on the painting for ten minutes, then pass it on to the next person in their group who will continue working on it. This segment will last about one hour. The paintings will be allowed to dry during a one-hour lunch break. The workshop will conclude with participants doing a painting based on a photo image of their choice.
Lance Green was born in Colorado and lived there until the age of ten. For several years he traveled about the Southwest with his mother and stepfather, living in the Colorado high country, the bayous of Lake Texarkana and the high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona where he was immersed in native art and culture.
As a teen, the family settled in east Los Angeles where he developed a love for Latin art and culture. While attending high school his art teacher, Linda Stevens, gave him the guidance that he needed to set his life course as an artist.
His work reflects the influence of the the late contemporary master Fritz Scholder with whom he did a series of one-on-one workshops in the late sixties. Others whose works contributed to his unique style include Nathan Oliviera, Manual Neri, and Mexican masters Laura Hernandez and Rufino Tamayo.
Lance now makes his home in Manitou Springs where he paints in his studio. His work is displayed in Copper Moon Gallery in Taos, New Mexico, Canyon Road Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Darpino Gallery in Manitou Springs, and Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Pre-registration is required for the workshop and artists aged 18 years and older may attend. A registration form is available at (http://heritage-guild.com/current-workshops.html). Supply list includes two or three canvases 24 x 36 or 30 x 40, photo images, and your usual acrylic supplies.
The workshop is scheduled for February 2 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm (doors unlocked at 8:30 am) at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. in Littleton, at the northwest corner of Littleton Boulevard and Windermere Street.
Support is provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) serving the seven-county Denver metropolitan area. Cost is $30 for Heritage Fine Arts Guild members, $50 for non-members. Membership is only $40 and sign-up forms are at (http://heritage-guild.com/membership.html)
About the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County
The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County ( http://www.heritage-guild.com) is a non-profit corporation organized in 1974 by Colorado artists. The Guild hosts art exhibits at several local venues 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 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.
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