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About Anne Bagby:
“In April, I bid on and won a 100-year-old house just off the square in Winchester, TN. It was in good structural shape but sadly neglected and smoke-filled. Friends, family and the Randy Judge family worked together to get it in working shape. What a delight to be able to have room, light and time to work on my paintings.
“Starting this spring, I will be opening up my studio for Intensive Workshops for all skill levels. If you are serious about art, you will fit in. My studio has room for a retreat with one individual up to a group of eleven. Working in my studio will allow me to teach with all my tools, stamps, sewing machine, sander, etc. Working with a small group will give me a chance to know my students as individuals and to work at their level and address their interests. I hope to do one or two workshops per season. If you think you might be interested in coming to Tennessee next spring, please send me an email and I will put you on my mailing list.”
Anne teaches you to mix subtle, harmonious colors from your aggressively bright professional paints. She builds collages from one-of-a-kind, hand-printed papers, and she grounds her work in a deep understanding of pattern. You learn to stamp, comb, sponge, and roll designs based on classic stripes and contemporary letterforms.
Anne teaches you to be fearless about modifying, cropping, cutting, and combining the papers and figures you create. You harmonize collage elements and solve design problems with glazing, and you add detail with hand-cut and store-bought stencils.
Anne teaches you to evaluate faces in photos and shares her tips for drawing figures. She mixes and matches sketches with custom papers to discover the perfect collage composition. You use glazes, opaque paints, and masking to bring your design into focus.
Anne has also released an instructional DVD on painting with mixed media. This is what Creative Catalyst has to say: “With Anne Bagby's forward-thinking, experimental approach to mixed media, you never get stuck in a rut. Anne always sees room for improvement, and in this advanced collage workshop, you learn dozens of ways to refine your compositions. You print custom paper, master essential patterns, and use drawing, glazing, and stenciling techniques to create stunning figure designs.”
Anne Bagby’s work:
“I employ a combination of printmaking and painting, with layers of color, glaze, texture and pattern. The paintings play with the boundaries between design and texture. My work is deliberately formal and beautiful. The quilt tradition, oriental rugs, and the kaleidoscope inspire the fabric-like look, the lack of volume and deep space and the use of multiple images. In these paintings the edges are firm and significant, but the surface is my primary concern. Layers of glaze over layers of pattern, over collage and stitching: color, shape, texture and the human face. My paintings are concerned with the relationships we have with the world and with ourselves and with who we want the world to think we are. I paint these surfaces.” Anne’s work was recently displayed in the traveling exhibition, Remembrance and Reality, which visited Prescott, AZ in May 2013.
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