Trevecca Nazarene University

TNT@TNU art workshops announced for 2010

Trevecca will provide a new opportunity for youth participating in the TNT@TNU 2010 visual art competition by hosting 3 art workshops.

Saturday, April 17
9:00 AM-Noon


Youth participating in the TNT@TNU visual art competition will be invited to sign up for 1 of the following workshops at the Art Competition Orientation meeting at 8:00 AM of Friday, April 16. Locations of the workshops will be announced at this time. See descriptions of the 3 workshops below.

Questions? Contact the TNT Art Competition director Elizabeth Streight at estreight@trevecca.edu.

The workshops are being provided by a cooperation with Nashville’s Watkins’ Community Education Program. 

Introducing Encaustics
15 students
 
Encaustic is a centuries old method of painting with molten beeswax along with pigment resulting in luscious, vibrant colors. It is a very versatile medium with endless possibilities. In this workshop, we will explore various encaustic techniques including layering, fusing, incising, scraping, combining oil paint, collage and embedding materials. Safety issues as well as grounds, panels and how to make your own wax will all be covered. Students will prepare their own surface and take home at least two finished paintings. 

Painterly Printmaking: Monoprints
15 students
 
In this workshop students will explore Monoprints, a printmaking technique that creates original one of a kind artworks that cannot be exactly duplicated. Monoprints are often referred to as the most painterly of the printmaking processes. A smooth non-absorbent plate is directly painted upon then transferred to paper or other material through pressure resulting in a original print. Some examples of historic monoprints include work by Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso, and Degas .

Portfolio Development
15 students
 
Students will be develop individual portfolio projects that explore a wide variety of new drawing and painting techniques. The workshop will explore uses of color, explain and create works that illustrate the principles and elements of art. Students will work directly from observation learn about the lives of ground breaking artists as they study traditional artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Caravaggio as well as Pop Artists Andy Warhol and Jim Dine.

Locations announced!

Introducing Encaustics
&
Painterly Printmaking: Monoprints
- BOTH in Boone Business Building Convocation Center

Portfolio Development - in Greathouse Science Building Art Room (Room 215)