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George Scribner

George Scribner

George Scribner

George Scribner

Instructor: George Scribner
GETTING STARTED WITH WATER BASED OIL PAINTS
August 31–September 1, 2019
(Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

SU19FA517
Beginning to IntermediateEnrollment is limited


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CLASS DESCRIPTION
This two-day workshop is geared for BEGINNING to INTERMEDIATE level painters. The class size will be kept small so that the instructor can work with each participant individually and at their own pace.

The workshop will begin with a short slideshow summarizing what will be covered as well as showing examples of the instructors work. You will be doing small studies from still life setups. Every exercise will be demonstrated. We will work small, no larger than four 5" x 7". You will learn more by doing a lot of smaller paintings than finishing a large one. True fact!

We will cover the three basic steps of a painting: 1) DRAWING, 2) VALUES, the relationship of lights and darks and finally, 3) COLORS.

Concentration will be on Value – probably the most important step in your painting. It's generally where most paintings fail and it's the easiest thing to fix. Also stressed will be the concept of having a clear idea of what you are setting out to paint – what is your painting about – who is the hero and how do I lead the viewer’s eye to it.

Looking forward to having you in class!

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
GEORGE SCRIBNER is a Fine Artist, Animator and Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Panama City, Panama and has been with The Walt Disney Company for more than 35 years. In 1983 he became a Character Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation and in 1988 directed Oliver and Company, a full-length animated feature.

George is currently working at Walt Disney Imagineering as a contractor directing Animation projects and creating Concept Art for our upcoming attractions.

Commissioned by the Government of Panama to record the expansion of the Panama Canal, George spent more than nine years creating large-scale oil paintings documenting the construction of this massive engineering marvel. “It was an honor to be a part of this project and my way of giving back to the country where I grew up,” commented George about the creation of these paintings. He completed 35 original large-scale paintings and the series is now part of the permanent collection at the Museo del Canal in Panama City.

George was also commissioned by The Walt Disney Company to paint scenes of the construction of Shanghai Disneyland. He not only painted scenes of the construction of this massive entertainment complex but directed animation projects for a number of attractions. His paintings became part of the historical documentation for this newest addition to Disney Parks & Resorts.

His newest role with the Walt Disney Company will be to chronicle in oil paintings the construction of our newest Walt Disney Cruise ships. Commented George, “Someone at Disney called me the ‘Sultan of Steel.’ I’ll take it.”


Visit George Scribner's website


AN ARTICLE ABOUT GEORGE
Painting Shanghai Disneyland, OutdoorPainter.com


While painting scenes of the Panama Canal Expansion (a nine year project) George did a short interview in Spanish for the Canal Company. They filmed George as he did a small study next to the Panama Canal


TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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