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September 22, 2021 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex

Break it Down: Using Value Changes to Build Form

Taught by William Paul Thomas

About the Workshop

In order to create two dimensional images that appear to be three-dimensional, understanding tonal change is critical. In this painting workshop with Durham artist William Paul Thomas, participants will be guided through an exercise that illuminates how value changes can help accentuate the illusion of 3D form of any object.

About the Instructor

William Paul Thomas was born in Chicago, Illinois, and lives and works in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and his MFA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Thomas has held several residencies, and served as the Brock Family Visiting Instructor in Studio Arts at Duke University in 2017-18. He has participated in solo and group shows in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Georgia, and has lectured on his own work and on painting and portraiture. Thomas recently curated Opulence, Decadence at Lump Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  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 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).