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Painting Gesso with Rose Adare

December 7 w 12-4 pm

$62 + $5 Material Fee

Students are asked to bring paiinting cloths, brushes, acrylic paints, a palette and palette knife and any objects you want to put on your paintings (E.g. crystals, rocks, pottery chards - nothing heavy or biodegradable). (A limited supply of these items are availble if you need them.)

Modeling paste and gesso allow you to create volume and texture and imbed objects into your paintings. This is a tremendously fun and sometimes medday process in which we can tap into being a kid again and get away with making waves, rocks, lava, spirals, sandcastles, petroglyphs and anything your imagination can conjure up!

In this workshop you will:

  • find out how to prepare and use varnish, modeling paste, metalic pigments and mica;

  • learn to incorporate paste to apply before and after painting on your surface;

  • explore the use ofmetalic pigments and mica; and

  • discover what and how to embed objects into the paste; and

  • take home 2 5x5 magical paintings.

Rose Adare started oil painting at the age of 7. Entering the Academy of Art University at 28 and graduating 5 years later with an Illustration major, emphasis in Fine Art and Computer Graphics, Adare's graduate show saw 3⁄4 of the paintings sell, most on the first night. Adares' work was featured in a Gustav Klimpt Retrospective at the renowned San Francisco's' Legion of Honor earlier that year.

Adare then received a full 3 year scholarship to the Atelier for Classical Realism under the tutelage of Mr. David Hardy and Mr. Rob Anderson. After completion of  Mr. Hardy's Atelier, he pulled Adare aside stating “You now have the obligation to pass this knowledge on and keep it alive, you may open your own Atelier.” Adare has been teaching for 29 years now in the field of art.

Adares' counterculture portrait series Restraint & Revolution made it’s tour from the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery (2013) to museums and galleries in San Francisco, Seattle, and Las Vegas. Adare's ongoing, island inspired portrait series Mahalo Nui Loa continues to capture Hawaii’s serenity one painting at a time.

Adare’s portraits invest over 100 hours, layering thin translucent paints until the figure appears to breathe on the canvas. Adare exhibited at MACC’s Schaeffer Portrait Challenge (2012, 2015, 2018) while winning awards at the Wyland Gallery’s Best of the West (2013) and the Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (2015). Adare has two books: Restraing & Revolution: The Art of Adare and The Pocket Guide for the Badass Artist along with a DVD documentary of Restraint & Revolution.

Adare sits on the Kīpaipaiboard as President, is a board member for the Paradise Studio Tour, and was a board member for the Hawai'i Museum of Contemporary Art for three years.

Adare is a gallery artist and a portrait artist, working on commissions, shows and gallery work. Adare travels to Maui and Oahu to teach and serves as Director and year-round instructor at KīpaipaiSchool of Art, a non-profit on the Island of Hawai'i.

Earlier Event: December 7
13th Annual Paradise Studio Tour