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Technical Painting Methods with Jane Bianco

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mildred E. Bent (American, active c. 1935), Applique Quilt,

Please note: Due to the Sunday storm this class will now take place on Saturday only, from 9 am – 4 pm.

What would it have been like to be an artist hired by the WPA’s Federal Art Project? During the Depression, artists were hired to picture the nation’s rich legacy of decorative arts. In this workshop, inspired by the museum’s Maine and the Index of American Design exhibition, participants will attempt to emulate the techniques used in creating paintings of textile designs and wood carvings following the technical manual that was issued to artists at the time. Subject matter (wood and fabric artifacts) and all supplies will be available, except for brushes, and we will be working with a limited color range of watercolor and white gouache. Led by exhibition curator Jane Bianco, who has also worked as a technical illustrator and graphic designer.

Cost: $98; $86 museum members (includes most materials)


January 19, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States