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November 2, 2021 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Painting

“Paint Like” Alma Thomas

Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell

Taught by Christine Holton

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)
  • 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 Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

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).