Discover the history and traditional techniques of Theorem Painting, a unique early 19th Century American art created with multiple stencils achieving the look of hand painted art. Included in the presentation are one-of-a kind paintings, historically accurate art patterns, and reference books. A study of composition and live painting demonstration is also included. Q & A session will also be offered.
Theorem Stencil Painting WILLIAMSBURG FLORAL MOTIF
Attendees will create their own Early American Art known as Theorem Painting popular in Colonial New England from the first half of the 19th Century through the mid-1800’s.
Using a series of pre-cut stencils, students will learn how to apply oil paint with brushes to a cotton velveteen fabric to create a portrait that looks hand painted and suitable for framing. Each participant will complete and take home the project. All materials supplied. Frame not included. The 8″ x 10″ design we will be doing is a replica of a floral design print from Colonial Williamsburg which was part of their patterns often used. Attendees will do a miniature version of the Theorem to practice on before beginning the actual painting. *Design by Jean Hansen Publications, Middlebury, Connecticut.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginners, no prior experience required
Date: Saturday March 23 10 AM – 3 PM each day.
Ages 18+. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.
Coffee and Donuts will be served at 8:30 AM in the Historic Hotel.
Class will be held in the Museum Store, first floor.
Tuition: $80.00, LVA Members: $72.00. All sales are final, no refunds. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
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Peggy Allen, owner of Heritage Art & Craft Studio in Berks County has been teaching art and crafts or 30+ years. While teaching a variety of classes ranging from Colonial, Victorian, Early American Folk Art and current trends, it is her love of Pennsylvania German culture that she is most passionate about. Currently, Peggy teaches in conjunction with the Department of Aging for Berks Encore, she also teaches adults with special needs, as well as women’s groups, and individual studies.