“Paint Like” Alma Thomas
Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell
About the Workshop
Paint like Alma Thomas using lots of brush strokes and bright colors to create a fantasy composition. In this workshop participants will recreate Alma Thomas’ Apollo 12 “Splash Down” (1970). Between 1969 and 1972, by then in her eighties, Thomas developed a series of paintings devoted to space exploration. “Apollo 12 “Splash Down,” a brilliant seascape of pink sky and surging water, is one of her triumphs.
In this workshop we will delve into color theory and mix a wide variety of hues as we create our own version of this famous work! At the completion of the workshop, participants will leave with a completed 11×14 painting.
All registered participants will be provided with the following materials for this workshop:
- Acrylic paints
- 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 Duke Arts Annex: get directions.
Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701