Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop

Renee Foosaner Education Center Offers
Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop 

MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Institute of Technology’s Renee Foosaner Education Center will present an Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop with Reed Dixon in conjunction with I Am Nature: Paintings by Leslie Wayne, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16th and 17th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students will learn how to make acrylic paintings by applying layers of tape, layering acrylic paint on top of the tape, and rearranging of the tape to create an abstract painting.  Students will visit the exhibit and Dixon will demonstrate his unique printing process on Saturday. Saturday afternoon and on Sunday students will make linear abstractions using the above techniques.
Reed is a full time artist at Studio Luna, in Lititz, PA. He has an extensive background in fine art and graphic design and is well known for his non-traditional style, use of color, unusual subject matter choice and sense of humor.
In 1977 he started Dixon Graphics, and advertising design and fine arts studio. Dixon also co-founded the nationally known Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show in 1975 and served as its chairman while it developed into a major summer event. Currently, Dixon's paintings are on display at Lancaster Arts Hotel and Lancaster General Hospital, to name a few.
The workshop is limited to 10 students. Participants may register online at or over the phone with a credit card by calling (321) 674-8915.
The cost for the two day hands-on workshop is $200 for non-members, and $175 for members.
The Foosaner Education Center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

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