David Bottini: paintings 'for Gabriel'
1. Portfolio Preparation for High School students.
Would you like to enhance the work you are compiling for a college or AP portfolio?
Do you need to sharpen techniques, learn new skills, and work on your subject matter and personal focus for a college application or honors portfolio?
This class will offer both critical input, and solid technical information that can assist you in building a personally descriptive and sophisticated art & design portfolio.
Class will assist your focus on what your portfolio needs and what skills you should work to improve. The class will directly address observation-based drawing, linear perspective, and creative abstraction topics that pertain to your portfolio.
Students will have the option of using an online resource to save images, seek feedback, and share their work with others.
 Begins 3rd week September
This is a six-week (12-hour class}  {Min. 4, max. 10}
Fee for the class$ 125. per student
Contact Howards Arts & Frames - (301) 733-2722
2. Acrylic Glazing Workshop with David Bottini
at the Mansion House Art Gallery, 501 Highland Way in Hagerstown City Park 
 Next workshop October 20, 2018
Students will have opportunity to explore the use of glazing techniques in acrylics with noted artist and teacher, David Bottini, and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition.
Date: Sat. Oct. 20
Cost: $50 for VAA members and Washington County Museum of Fine Art members,
and $60 for non-members.

Payment by check made out to David Bottini, and mailed or dropped off during business hours to the Mansion House Art Gallery, Attn:
Treasurer, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740. (Or payment by credit card is possible if you go to the Mansion House during business hours.)
Mansion House business hours: Friday and Saturday, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm. Lunch will be provided.
The goal of the workshop will be how to find a subject (in beautiful Hagerstown City Park), develop a painting and work through the basic glazing process, concluding with a discussion of how the process will be completed at home.
Minimum number of participants is 6, and the maximum is 8.
A waiting list will be started if necessary.
 to register, please contact Elaine Wolfe at valleyartinfo@gmail.com or call 304-754-5116.
Further information will be emailed to you at the time of registration.

Working from direct observation of landscape to develop an acrylic painting on canvas using a layered, glazing method. Students will work from observation, quick sketches and take reference photographs, then develop a basic underpainting, and build the image through layers of glazing. The class will close with a 30 minute review and discussion
of how to continue to complete the process at home.
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