Weekend Workshop: Intensive Still Life Study- Painting or Drawing

Weekend Workshop: Intensive Still Life Study-  Painting or Drawing

\June 10-12, 2016 with Rob Pollien at Artwaves MDI

UPDATE: I’ve decided to open up the June workshop to offer either painting or drawing. Many students are benefitting greatly at this stage by becoming more confident in their draftsmanship. We’ve spoken about the value of strong fundamentals and I want to encourage the study of drawing as well as painting

June 10-12, 2016 Friday evening 6 – 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday, 1 -4 PM

Over the course of the weekend instructor Rob Pollien will lead the participants through setting up the still-life, making preliminary studies, setting up the palette,and taking a well developed still-life painting in oil all the way through to completion. Students who wish to concentrate on their drawing skills are welcome to take the drawing option where we will develop fully realized still-life drawings on toned paper. Bring your drawing or painting skills to the next level with a weekend of on depth study!

Prerequisite: previous study or permission of the instructor.

Materials: Oil colors:Titanium White, yellow ocher, cadmium yellow medium, permanent violet red, ultramarine blue, Sevres or thalo blue, raw umber, ivory black, An odorless solvent such as turpenoid, White Hog Bristle Flat brushes sizes 2 & 4, a primed oil painting suitable panel 18 by 24 inches, (roughly)

For the Drawing option: Prismacolor ebony, Contel pastel pencil (black or raw umber), white conte pencil or crayon. Toned paper will be supplied for those who register before 6/2/16

Incredibly low price:$90 non-members,  $80 for Artwaves members, make checks payable to: Robert Pollien, send to PO box 658, Mt Desert, ME 04660, indicate painting or drawing, please.

Questions or to register: rpollien@gmail.com

About the instructor:  Bar Harbor painter Robert Pollien hold an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a former faculty member at the University of Southern Maine. His work is represented by Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor and the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland

Rob served as the first Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park.


Maine Farmland Trust announces Joseph A. Fiore Art Center


A New Artist Residency Program in Jefferson, Maine

Jefferson. Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances farming, recently partnered with the Falcon Foundation in Damariscotta to create an artist residency program on a protected farm.

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson will be launching its first residency for Maine-based visual artists in the summer of 2016. The program aims to connect the creative world of farming and art making, and evolve the dialogue between human and environment within the context of our current culture and time.

I will be in residence for the month of July along with fellow Maine artist  J. Thomas R. Higgins.


How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm…

The Maine Farmland Trust writes:

Dear Robert,
I am pleased to be able to let you know of your selection as a resident at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center for 2016, by jurors Lois Dodd and Cynthia Hyde.

Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm(Jefferson, Maine – United States) will launch a residency for Maine-based visual artists in the summer of 2016. The program aims to connect the creative world of farming and art making. Rolling Acres Farm sits on 130 acres on scenic Damariscotta Lake in central Maine.