Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Cornish College of the Arts
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Local Painter & Sculptor Fred Lisaius taught this painting workshop which utilized wood panels, acrylic paint & some unorthodox painting techniques to create portraits of endangered animals. Fred brought a roster of photographs of endangered Washington state animals (species included the American white pelican, spotted frog, grizzly bear, spotted owl & the caribou.) students employed Fred’s technique of painting the wooden panel, then taping over that with masking tape and then drawing the foreground figure/animal on the tape. Next, students cut out the shape of the animal, removed the surrounding tape and painted the area surrounding the figure. The unique techniques with brush, sponge & tape taught the students to work in layers & created dynamic paintings that expressed students’ feelings about these threatened species.