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Danielle Kimzey

September 14 Still-Life: Plants, Time and Place

September 14 Still-Life: Plants, Time and Place

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Still-Life: Plants, Time and Place

Saturday, September 14, 3 – 6pm
Location: 2313 Beatrice St. Suite #100
Instructor: Danielle Kimzey
# of Students: 4 - 10

Plants create connections to time and place. We can recall the clover grass covered hills that as children we rolled down and encountered the sting of bumble bees, the live oaks that gave us shade and branches for climbing, and the nopal cactus that taught us to beware of their painful prick. In this workshop students will paint from a selection of plants and flowers that tell a story about location, season, atmosphere. This class will encourage the exploration of personal expression as students connect to the still life and learn to focus on what story they want to reveal, be it the way light cascades across the leaves, the interaction of color, the movement of the lines in the plant, or the details in the surroundings that add context and emotional weight.

After a short introduction to the history and methods of still life painting and painters, the instructor will demonstrate different painting techniques and possibilities for working with Holbein Acryla gouache paint. This paint is non-toxic and water soluble and has the opacity of acrylic paint yet the matte finish of watercolor. Acryla gouache is forgiving, easy to change, and quick drying for decisive or methodical painting.

The instructor will provide a primed wood panel that is cradled in order to hang on your wall without a frame. At the end of class it will be ready to take home and admire!

Students please order one of the following required Acrylic Gouache Set, We will have it waiting for you when arrive to class:

Holbein Acrylic Gouache Color Sets Link Here

Or Build your own set Link Here

 

Instructor Bio:

Danielle Kimzey grew up in Dallas and counts her earliest exposure to art Jonathan Borofsky’s “Five Hammering Men” at NorthPark Mall and the Sanger-Harris mosaic on the facade of Valley View by Brenda J. Stubel. She's always been inspired by these two works, the bright colorful patterns of Strubel and the "can't stop, won't stop" tenacity of the Hammering Man, painting in her studio while raising three kids, a husband and a really needy dog. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and she is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas.

Danielle has been commissioned for public art projects in Costa Rica, California, Illinois, Texas and Florida. In 2020 her 40 foot Living Wall design was installed using a variety of plants in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Danielle has taught art at the elementary, middle school, high school and college level. Nothing scares her, that’s for sure. Currently she teaches Painting at Brookhaven College and private lessons in her east Dallas studio.



*Bring a friend and receive a 10% discount. If you'd like to bring a group please call or email for discounted rates.

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