Excited to announce this amazing workshop incorporating highly effective approaches to concept and technique with processes developed by
guest artist ROBERT GREEN
Palimpsest: Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.
Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th, 2015
10:00 to 4:00 both days. The cost is $250.00 (supply info below)


Sigmar Polke, This is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya), 1982, acrylic on fabric.
The two-day workshop covers:
The Palimpsest concept-bringing disparate subjects and materials into a contextual relationship
Composing disparate imagery/designs and establishing a visual hierarchy.
Demonstration of a wet collage process to adhere various sources to panels
Effectively using open painting processes, translucent and linear elements, and the value relationship of colors
Day 1
PowerPoint Presentation/Lecture: The Palimpsest Concept and its rich possibilities, a brief history of art involving palimpsest that includes diverse examples of works by contemporary artists, and an overview of the guest artist’s work.
Hands-On: Assessing and grappling with diverse resources, making choices, developing/discovering a direction, and composing.
Demonstration: 1) Compositional strategies when working with diverse images/resources 2) Collaging wet materials to panels

Day 2
PowerPoint Presentation/Lecture: Color and the importance of value relationships
Hands-On: Painting around, over, and into collaged background; arriving at a resolution

Participant Supply list:
Diverse collection of thin, flat materials to collage into a work of art: Examples include posters, old art prints, old photos (or copies of photos, if treasured heirlooms) sheet music, technical drawings or illustrations, book pages, maps, fabrics, wrapping paper, consumer product packages (e.g. cereal boxes), etc. Take a trip to Half Price Books, go to some garage sales, or hit secondhand stores!

A set of several compositions (images) to paint on top of the items above, once collaged onto your ampersand panels (see Examples for ideas)
Sketchbook and pencils for brainstorming, sketching
Acrylic paints and variety of brush sizes and shapes
16 oz. container of gloss or matte acrylic medium
Three gessoed and cradled ampersand panels in the following sizes: 24″ x 30″ panel, 16″ x 20″ panel, and 12″ x 12″ panel (2″ deep) (1 5/8″ deep)

Want to save a few dollars by applying your own gesso?: (1 5/8″ deep)

White Acrylic Gesso (if needed and Not purchasing gesoed ampersand panels)

Polly Jones, Milky Way, 2007, acrylic and collage (maps and wrapping papers) on panel, 16″ x 20″

Ty Pownall, acrylic and collage (photocopies of IDs and drivers licenses) on illustration board, 30″ x 40

about Robert Green;
Robert Green has been employing palimpsest in his work since 1987, when he first created a series of drawings on top of discarded electrical drawings. Subsequent works have utilized collaged sheet music, maps, sandpaper, and torn pieces of discarded paintings.

His recent work brings together map imagery from the broad history of cartography. These richly layered and colorful paintings transmute the language of maps into mystical landscapes, narrative evocations of historic journeys, musical passages, and poetic expeditions into space-time.

He has presented his work across the US in 60 invitational solo or group exhibitions, has been awarded 12 artist’s grants, and has work in the collections of Capital One and Hilton Worldwide. His work was featured in New American Painting in 2009 and was included in Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, an exhibition curated by Sarah Tanguy. He was a finalist for the 2011 Hunting Art Prize and recently returned from a month-long studio residency in Albuquerque, NM.

Robert is the Director of the Fine Arts Program and Professor of Art for Abilene Christian University, teaching courses in painting, drawing, art history, and professional practices.

He earned an MFA in painting at the University of Nebraska. Besides painting and drawing, he has produced work in the disciplines of printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. And he has traveled frequently and extensively in Europe, permitting him to revisit the world’s premiere art collections numerous times.

To view Robert’s work CLICK HERE:

Cost and payment: 
The cost of the workshop is $250.00
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Please register asap as these spaces fill up quickly!
Balance due: December 12th: $150.00

Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation after the December 12th payment, $140.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. No refund for cancellations after January 10th.

Payment Options:
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to or please request a paypal invoice from me.

* By check to The Bonny Studio, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX, 75080

* By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993

The workshop takes place at both:
The Bonny Studio and The Encaustic Center (side by side)
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262 & 271
Richardson, TX. 75080
The Bonny Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, Texas 75080

The Encaustic Center
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, Texas 75080

Bonny Leibowitz


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