Windgate Summer Art Launch for Arkansas Educators

Current Arkansas K-12 art teachers are invited to participate in the Windgate Summer Art Launch for Arkansas Educators hosted by the ATU Department of Art. Learn a variety of art techniques during full-day intensive workshops by ATU professors and guest artists. There will also be a project/artwork share opportunity and lectures on entrepreneurship in the arts and social media. Arkansas art educators may receive up to 30 hours of professional development.

Due to the generous support of the Windgate Foundation, the registration and supplies for this event are provided at no cost for Arkansas Art Educators. Meals and housing are not provided, however rooms have been reserved at two local hotels at a discounted rate.

Contact Information

Jessica Mongeon
jmongeon@atu.edu
(479) 968-0244 (ATU Art Department)

Registration is full. Please fill out the registration form to be placed on the workshop waiting list.
You will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

 

Workshop Descriptions

Watercolor: Traditional & Experimental Techniques

David Mudrinich, Professor of Art, ATU

Learn basic watercolor techniques including traditional wash, wet on wet painting, and graded wash. This workshop will also explore experimental watercolor techniques using Yupo paper. Create unique effects with pressed textures on paper.  


Embossment 

Neal Harrington, Professor of Art, ATU

During this workshop, we will explore the possibilities of creating original small-scale embossments. Embossment is the process of creating graphic compositions that are shaped, low-relief raised designs on paper. Professor Neal Harrington will demonstrate the process and show examples. Embossment is used to create dynamic works on paper that have tactile appeal and are three-dimensional on a two-dimensional picture plane. This process is great for young and advanced students.


Paper cut & Chinese/Japanese Bookbinding 

Tammy Harrington, Professor of Art, University of the Ozarks

 Paper cutting is a type of folk art that has been around for many centuries. A variety of tools (scissors, chisels, and sharp knives) are used to create paper cuts. Paper cuts can be found in Chinese, German/Polish, and Mexican cultures. Challenge yourself with this delicate and meticulous technique and learn how to design your own paper cut expressions.

 Chinese/Japanese Bookbinding is a versatile method to create covered books that can use a variety of papers (different weights and materials). The four-hole stab binding technique originated in China. This technique is over 2000 years old and was primarily used by Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian countries. This technique is simple to complete and does not require many materials but can produce visually striking results.


Air Dry Clay Sculptures

Barbara Satterfield, Central Arkansas Artist

Design and complete any of six suggested sculptural forms altered from slab-rolled hollow cone shapes.  Experiment with sealing, piercing, stretching, coiling and sprigging air-dry clay to embody elements and principles of dynamic three-dimensional creations. Finish pieces with a choice of paints and stains. Examples, image references and techniques encourage a range of interpretations and surface treatments. Informal and discussion-based, this demo workshop welcomes participants at all experience levels.


Paper Mache “Clay” Sculptures

Heather Beckwith, Little Rock Artist

This workshop will explore the versatility and malleability of paper mache clay.  Learn to make an armature from wire, newspaper, and masking tape. You will be introduced to the many applications for a variety of paper mache clay recipes. Acrylic paint, ink, food coloring, etc. may be added to stain the clay before sculpting. Students will begin to coat and cover their armatures with the “clay”. Using basic sculpting tools, you will learn to shape the papier mache clay and add textural elements and details.


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Jasmine Greer, Assistant Professor, ATU

In this course, you'll learn how to edit and composite images digitally using Adobe Photoshop. We'll work with selection methods, blending modes, adjustment layers and healing tools to make seamless visuals for commercial and aesthetic purposes as well as explore contemporary techniques like double exposure photography. Prior Photoshop knowledge is not necessary, but all experience levels welcome!

Schedule

Note: Please attend your assigned session in order to ensure the availability of supplies, all workshops are 6 hours, with two 3 hour sessions, plus an optional open studio in the evening.

  Sunday, July 15 Monday, July 16 Tuesday, July 17 Wednesday, July 18 Thursday, July 19
9:00am-12:00pm  

Instructor:
Heather Beckwith

Session Title:
Paper Mache "Clay" Sculptures - Part I

Room:
NOR 113

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Instructor:
David Mudrinich

Session Title:
Watercolor: Traditional & Experiemental Techniques - Part I

Room:
NOR 204

 

Instructor:
Barbara Satterfield

Session Title:
Air Dry Clay Sculptures - Part I

Room:
NOR 113

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Instructor: 
Neal Harrington

Session Title: 
Embossment - Part I

Room: 
NOR 213

 

Instructor: 
Tammy Harrington

Session Title: 
Paper cut & Bookbinding - Part I

Room: 
NOR 213

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Instructor: 
Jasmine Greer

Session Title: 
Intro to Adobe Photoshop - Part I

Room: 
NOR 214

Session Title:
Artwork Dispay / Social Media Lecture

Room:
NOR 105 

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break  
1:00pm-4:00pm  

Instructor: 
Heather Beckwith

Session Title: 
Paper Mache "Clay" Sculptures - Part II

Room: 
NOR 113

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Instructor: 
David Mudrinich

Session Title: Watercolor: Traditional & Experiemental Techniques - Part II

Room: 
NOR 204

 

Instructor: 
Barbara Satterfield

Session Title: 
Air Dry Clay Sculptures - Part II

Room: 
NOR 113

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Instructor: 
Neal Harrington

Session Title: 
Embossment - Part II

Room: 
NOR 213

 

Instructor: 
Tammy Harrington

Session Title: 
Paper cut & Bookbinding - Part II

Room: 
NOR 213

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Instructor: 
Jasmine Greer

Session Title:
Intro to Adobe Photoshop - Part II

Room: 
NOR 214

 
4:00pm-5:00pm

Session Title:
Orientation / Portfolio Share

Room:
NOR 105

 Break Break Break  
5:00pm-7:00pm Open Studio Open Studio  Open Studio  

Workshop Instructors

David Mudrinich
Professor of Art
Arkansas Tech University
Website

Neal Harrington
Professor of Art
Arkansas Tech University
Website

Tammy Harrington
Professor of Art
University of the Ozarks
Website

Barbara Satterfield
Central Arkansas Artist
Website

Heather Beckwith
Little Rock Artist
Website

Jasmine Greer
Assistant Professor
Arkansas Tech University
Website

Accommodations

We have reserved blocks of rooms at two nearby hotels. Please reserve your rooms by June 15th for best rates and availability.

Rooms have been reserved at Fairfield Inn and Suites at a discounted rate of $89 per night for standard rooms. Please contact the Fairfield Inn and Suites at 479-967-9030 to make your reservation, use the group code "ART"  to receive your discounted rate. The Fairfield Inn provides a free breakfast.

Book with Fairfield Inn and Suites

 

There are also limited rooms available at the Courtyard Russellville at a rate of $119 per night. You can register via this link or call the front desk at 479-968-6000.

Book with Courtyard Russellville

Registration

The workshop is currently full. Please fill out this form to be added to the waiting list. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

The event is limited to 30 participants this year. Your top preferences are not guaranteed since each workshop will be capped at 15 participants. Because of limited seating, preference will be given to participants who can attend the whole event. You will be assigned one workshop per day for a total of three workshops. Most of the supplies will be provided, you will be notified via e-mail if your workshop requires any additional supplies.


 
 

 

Directions

All activities will be held in the Norman Art Building on the Arkansas Tech University Campus in Russellville. The map below provides directions to Norman Hall.

 


Parking Map

Parking map for Norman Hall