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January 30, 2020 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Room 131

Paint Like Afremov

Taught by Serah Ashby
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About the Workshop

Afremov's Alley by the Lake

Learn some of the art techniques used to create the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface as we create our own versions of Leonid Afremov’s painting Alley by the Lake. In addition to learning about vanishing point we will explore how careful placement of hue, tint, tone, and shade can add perspective to any painting. At the completion of the workshop, students will leave with a completed 11×14 painting.

About the Instructor

Serah Ashby received her B.F.A in Digital Design. After 9 years of working as a web and graphic designer, she followed her true passion as a visual artist, working predominately in acrylics and oil. Inspired by the unknown and influenced by the principles of design, she broadened her discipline towards sculptural art, working with materials like wood, metal, cement and epoxy resins.

About the Location

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

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).