Saturday, March 9, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Studio
Art Students League at the Art Center, 7th & Orchard
At 1:00, Gary Clapp will Demo Traditional Japanese & Chinese Painting Methods & Materials
Gary will discuss and demonstrate the adaptation and application of traditional Japanese and Chinese ink painting methods and materials to classic subject matter and to Western motifs and subject matter. Gary will begin with traditional subjects, materials, and techniques, and then progress into more contemporary subjects and techniques, including other Chinese ink painting techniques that Gary has adapted to the basic sumi-e techniques.
Gary Clapp was originally an engineer, then practiced patent law, and moved to the Grand Valley from New Hampshire, to enjoy semi-retirement. He has been working in watercolor for fifteen years and in the Eastern tradition for nearly seven years. He has taught sumi-e (Japanese brush painting) classes and workshops, and his adaptations of Japanese and Chinese painting techniques to contemporary subject matter such as western landscapes, and has demonstrated sumi-e on community television.
Hosting art demonstrations and practicums is a part of the mission of the Grand Valley Art Students League. Membership in the League runs $40 a year, which includes the ability to participate in demonstrations and to create at 12 monthly open studio sessions at the Art Center. Email for information: email@example.com.
To join the League, simply attend an Open Studio any second Saturday. Membership in the League is limited by only two factors: you must be interested in working in a creative function, of any kind and at any level, and you must either be over 18, or be sponsored by your instructor.
The League is open to all adult artists and artisans, from beginning to advanced, in all media including fiber and needle arts, 2-D and 3-D art, beadwork, digital art and many more. As GVASL member Mary Watson puts it, “Just one of the demonstrations is worth the $40 membership fee—and we have a demonstration every month. It’s so worthwhile!”
The League was launched in 2010 with a grant from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture.