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MostArts Festival Workshop: Plein Air Workshop

Instructor: Hope Zaccagni

Dates: Wednesday July 12 and Thursday July 13

Time: 9:00 am to 11:45 am

Location: Binns Hall Room 134

Workshop Fee: $25 per workshop

Workshop description:

Explore the inspiring natural environment around Alfred, NY through drawing and painting en plein air. This workshop covers fundamental drawing and visual language skills through the investigation and analysis of natural forms. We will explore visual elements of drawing and painting with expressive content, while working with a variety of materials including, but not limited to, charcoal, pastel, graphite and watercolor (no oil paints). All ability levels are welcome to participate in this workshop. Get outside and express yourself.

About Hope Zaccagni:

Hope Zaccagni graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in painting and sculpture. In her extensive career as an artist she has been a fine art silver & goldsmith, a puppeteer and puppet maker/designer, a costume and set designer/fabricator but currently she is focused on painting. She has shown her paintings in a number of group and solo shows in the northeast. Her work is in several public permanent collections and many private collections.

Ms. Zaccagni is an adjunct instructor of drawing and painting at The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. She maintains a studio in Alfred Station, NY.

What to bring to the workshop (at least one of the following):

  • Drawing materials — Vine charcoal, compressed charcoal and/or a variety of drawing pencils
  • Pastels (soft or oil)
  • India ink and brush(s) or ink pens
  • Colored markers
  • Watercolor paints and brush/brushes
  • Drawing paper and/or watercolor paper and a stiff board to mount paper on or a pad of drawing/watercolor paper

The Alfred University Bookstore has a variety of Art Supplies and is located in the Powell Campus Center on the 2nd floor.
Summer Hours: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

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