Friday, October 5, 2012

Next Salon: Museum Copying Demo by Mark Tennant

GCA Salon by Anthony Baus, red pencil & white chalk on toned paper

Join us in one week on Friday, October 12th from 5:00-6:30pm in GCA's North Studio for our next Salon. Mark Tennant will demonstrate his approach to Museum Copying. He will focus on the beginning stages of copying starting with a block-in and an open grisaille. Below is a copy of Beggar Boy by Murillo that Mark painted at The Louvre.

Beggar Boy by Murillo - copy by Mark Tennant

Mark teaches GCA's Museum Copying class at the MET. The class is held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The next session starts on Tuesday, October 16th. For more information, click here. 

Mark Tennant received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art, in New York City. In addition to spending decades as a successful artist, he has taught art for more than 30 years. For the years 2008 and 2009, he was the Director of Graduate Fine Art Painting and Illustration at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, where he had been an instructor since 1998. Among other exhibitions, his paintings have twice been displayed in the Salon d'Automne, in Paris. He has taught Museum Copying at the Louvre, Paris, at the Metropolitan in New York, and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. 

The GCA Salon is an informal gathering to "aut delectare aut prodesse est" (either to please or to educate). The Salon is open to the public and free to attend. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a bottle of wine or something sweet or savory to share.
RSVP here (also not required, but helpful!)

Save the Date! Our Friday October 26th Salon will be a presentation by Water Street Atelier student Victor Chong on "Dissecting Drawings" exploring the Western tradition of drawing from the Renaissance to Pre-Impressionism.

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