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October 7, 2020 7:00–8:30 pm
Online
Painting

“Paint Like” Leonid Afremov – Night Alley: A VisArts & DukeCreate Collaboration

Partnership: DukeCreate & VisArts

Taught by Christine Holton

About the Workshop

Join Duke University Union (DUU) committee member, VisArts, and DukeCreate in our third of four “Paint Like” offerings!

Leonid Afremov was a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who worked mainly with a palette knife, wide brush and oil or acrylic paint. Using his unique painting technique and unmistakable blotchy, dotty style, Afremov created paintings that seem to explode into millions of bright colors.

In this workshop, participants will recreate Afremov’s “Night Alley” by using vanishing perspective and layering small brushstrokes to create  depth and space. At the completion of the workshop, participants will leave with a completed 11×14 painting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 30 Durham-based members of the Duke community to register will be provided with supplies for this workshop at no cost. An email will be sent prior to the workshop for on-campus pickup instructions. Waitlisted registrants are encouraged to pick up supplies (paint and canvas) at a discounted rate from ARTpost at HappymessCall ahead to confirm cost and pre-pay at (919) 286-9763.

Materials needed for “Paint Like” workshops include:

  • Acrylic paints: red, yellow, blue, white, green, purple, black
  • 2 brushes, small 1/8 in round brush and 3/4 in flat brush (Basically one Little one and one wider one)
  • Palette
  • Paper towel
  • Water cups
  • 11x14in canvas

About the Instructor

Christine Holton was born and raised in Durham, NC. She has enjoyed traveling all over the continental US, however has kept her home here in the Bull City.

She received her BA in Art Education in 2008 from North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. The years since have been spent painting and collaging, teaching art classes and camps, managing her own business, and enjoying her love of plants and animals. She is a teaching artist in Durham and has shown work throughout the state and has work in homes across the US.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Makerspace.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).