Charcoal: Expressive Mark Making, A Painter’s Approach To Drawing

July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Gary Chapman

In this workshop students explore charcoal as the perfect medium for expressive mark making. Your technique may be loose and aggressive in combination with additive and subtractive, using charcoal and erasers, and developing grounds. Students are encouraged to combine charcoal with other media such as conte crayon, spray paint, ink and gesso. You may also explore the different ways mark making techniques can be applied to observational drawing for a fusion of abstraction and realism. Participants will also explore graphite, water-soluble graphite and a few alternatives


Gary Chapman is a professor of Art at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and earned a BA and BS from Berea College. Chapman has had over 60 solo exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Morean Arts Center of St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Indianapolis Art Center.

Gary Chapman

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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