“Paint Like” Leonid Afremov – Night Alley: A VisArts & DukeCreate Collaboration
Partnership: DukeCreate & VisArts
About the Workshop
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 Happymess. Call 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)
- 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.