TPS holds three artist workshops in January

Published 3:40 pm Friday, December 16, 2011

Workshops taught by (left to right) Stephanie Kompathoum, Jim Cullen and William Jameson will be offered starting Jan. 7. (photos submitted)

Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) will offer three special offerings of workshops in three different medias in the TPS new studio space located at 26 Maple Street in Tryon.
Leading off the year is Stephanie Kompathoum, a paper maker from Hendersonville, N.C., who will teach pulp painting on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1-6 p.m. Students will learn to make paper pulp in various colors and textures and then apply it to a background surface to create a two-dimensional painting with interesting abstract qualities that can be seen as a landscape or as a figurative painting with soft edges and muted colors. This technique can be combined with paint and other collage materials for a most unusual result.
In the ceramic sculptural area, Jim Cullen will conduct a two-part workshop on Saturday, Jan. 14 entitled “Ways with Clay… Materials and Techniques.” The objects made during the workshop will be fired in the time between the first and second session so that a glaze firing can be done to complete the projects on Saturday, Jan. 28. This will be a half-day session to evaluate the finished pieces and take them home.
Last year, Cullen presented an informative session on glazing to the Art, Wine, and Cheese audience and many of the textural effects shown there will be used in this workshop.
Another intensive painting workshop will be conducted by well-known Saluda painter William Jameson, who has proven to be one of TPS’s favorite instructors. This three-day offering is open to all TPS members first and then if there are openings, non-members may apply. This workshop will be conducted at Jameson’s studio in Saluda and will feature personalized instruction to each participant. The media for this workshop can be oil or acrylic and the subject stressed will be primarily landscape, including winter scenes and others. TPS recommends interested students sign up soon for this one as it has limited enrollment.
TPS will also offer ongoing classes in ceramic sculpture, oil painting and other media and figure drawing studios.
For information about classes and workshops and to register, please contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 or at cmariotti@windstream.net. Information about classes and workshops can also be found in the class notebook located in the gallery.  The TPS gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
– article submitted by Christine Mariotti