Pueblo House (in the North parking lot of IPCC)Albuquerque, NM, United States
Painting With Gregory Analla, Laguna Pueblo
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 18, 2011, 4:00 PM
Pueblo House (in the North parking lot of IPCC), 2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Part of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's 2011 Pueblo Artist Workshop Series
September 17 & 18, 10a-4p | Pueblo Art Room | All Materials Included | Limited Enrollment | $95
Come and experience the use of adding different textures into your painting repertoire with sculptor/painter Gregory Analla.
Participants will use a variety of texture gels along with learning the techniques of creating your own mixture of acrylic bonding substrates and sand with various pigments to achieve the rough painting surfaces that Gregg has come to be known for in his work.
Gregory will also give a brief history on how his painting technique was developed over the years as well as teaching key points on Pueblo history, culture and symbolism.
Once the textured surfaces have been applied to the canvas, the participants under the direction of Mr. Analla will explore various painting styles with emphasis on palette knives and in particular the "dry brush approach".
• Price for the workshop is $79.00 and will include a 12"x12"x2" frame stretched and pre-gessoed canvas along with 2 brushes.
• Some paints for your subject matter will be provided for the class including the primary colors but students are encouraged to bring
their own colors if a particular color scheme is desired.
• Please join us for this wonderful glimpse into a modern Pueblo artists mind, as well as an exploration into yourself as a painter working with this truly inspirational medium.
A self-taught artist, Gregory prides himself in the ability to "…not only pay homage to my ancestors and heritage through my work, but also to push it into the future." I describe my art as a surreal vision of the entities that make up my culture without sacrificing the integrity of the sacredness of our customs. Art is a gift from the creator and my responsibility to express its spiritual significance.
An artist since childhood Gregg Analla has been honing his painting techniques for many years. A combination of acrylic pigments and sand provide an underlayment for his subject matter and add depth and dimension to his textured canvasses. The Kachinas and symbolisms that exist in his Pueblo culture have always been a major inspiration in all of his works throughout the years, but this imagery has also been influenced by his love for technology and science fiction. Eventually evolving into such subject matter as: stars and galaxies as well as weather patterns, storm clouds and hurricanes. these are attributed to the Native Americans relationship with/affecting the weather. (see: Raindance) If you look closely at one of his paintings one is made immediately aware of the amount of rough texture embedded on the canvas. This technique has taken years to develop and is what Gregory calls his "connection" with his ancestors. "When I wanted to simplify my expressions, I turned to studying the works of our ancestors as they told their stories depicted on cave walls and the images of the petroglyphs. This is when I noticed that their "canvas" wasn't 'smooth' like the painters of today- It was really rough . . . I've been trying to emulate that ever since." As time went on Gregory found himself focusing his attentions on another medium, that of sculpture. "I have always been intrigued by the role of the sculptor and the three dimensional form. As an artist, it seemed like the next logical step." He began sculpting in the mediums of Alabaster, Aspen and limited edition bronzes. The sculpture he creates is influenced by his Pueblo culture, symbolisms, the Kachinas and his love for modern art.
<p>No refunds on cancellations less than 48 hours before the class start time. <br />All other cancellations / refunds will be charged a minimum refund fee of $6.74 / ticket.</p>