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Chris Dyer's Skate Graphics Workshop
Skate Graphics Workshop
with Chris Dyer
August 26th - 28th, 2015
Full Workshop Price - $265 (includes meals)
Skate Graphics Workshop with Chris Dyer
This fun 3-day workshop with Chris Dyer will teach you a bit about the short history of skateboard art (a slideshow presentation to get you all stoked n inspired) and then will guide you on his personal process of painting. His own art career started by recycling the old broken skate decks he was done riding and giving them new long-lasting life as wooden artworks. So he encourages any student to bring either an old skateboard, or if not that, any found object that could have been considered as garbage, so we can resurrect it!! If you want to paint a skateboard, but cant find any, he will help you with that.
Chris will go step by step through the process of sketching the ideas, priming, drawing on the board, achieving quality graphic line work, painting, layering effects, color theory, polishing and varnishing. Ideally we all end up with masterpieces at the end of the sessions, but either way you will learn much about how it’s done and have a blast jamming with crazy Chris!!
Chris Dyer is a Peruvian artist residing in Montreal, Canada for the latest half of his life. He is a well-respected artist that expresses his soul in different art movements including the street art, visionary art and Skateboard ones. He started skateboarding at age 7 (1986) and still does today and has been doing skate artwork since the year 2000. Commercially he is Artistic director for California’s Creation skateboards and has done a bunch of work for other brands around the world including Satori Movement, Skull Skates, Think, Sk8 Mafia, Ace trucks, Vans, Laced, Paradox, etc.
Day 1 - Wednesday, August 26th
12pm - Arrive by noon
1pm - Lunch
2pm - 6pm - Introductions. Slideshow speech about the history of skate art and about my own art. Continued by the first session, which mostly will be sketching ideas for the boards.
6pm - Dinner
7:30- 10pm - Second session - Drawing on the boards (pencil and sharpies)
Day 2 - Thursday, August 27th
10am - 1pm - Slideshow about art techniques (steps, lineworks, styles, materials, etc.) Followed by third session
1pm - lunch
2pm - 6pm- Fourth session
6pm - Dinner
7:30pm - 10pm - Fifth session - Paint Jam
Day 3 - Friday, August 28th
10pm - 1pm - Slideshow about the Business of Art (how to make a living off your passion). Followed by sixth session
1pm - Lunch
2pm - 6pm - Seventh session and end of workshop. Time for photographs of boards and class.
6pm - Workshop ends
There are nine guest rooms in Grey House, singles and dorms.
Fine hotels in a range of prices are also located minutes from CoSM.
Hospitality Coordinator, Maggie Keller, can help with accommodations. firstname.lastname@example.org; 845-297-2323 x 104; M-F 10-6
Rooms are available for rent in our fully renovated Victorian Mansion.
Many originals and reproductions of Alex & Allyson Grey's artwork are on display in the guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 - click here for directions.
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