Bryan Memorial Gallery
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Workshops & Demonstrations

New workshops will be psoted as available this Autumn. Please check back frequently. To be sure not to miss any workshop announcements, sign up to receive our online newsletter. You can find the sign-up button on the home page, lower-right.

10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017 8:30 - 3:30 daily

Creative Thinking for Dynamic Paintings

Led by Mark Tougias
Registration Required     »register now

Members Price $300, Non-Members: $325

With the common theme of creative thinking and decision making for better results, this workshop will include a variety of approaches for learning about painting and the awareness of our thought process.  Though the landscape will be the subject of choice, most of what we explore can be carried over to any subject matter, therefore it is not essential that you be a "landscape painter" to benefit from this workshop.  

Over the three days there will be short demonstrations to illustrate a point, group exercises following the instructor’s lead, lecture, discussion, question and answer period and of course time to work on your own personal projects.  Integrated within our theme, all general aspects of painting will be covered (i.e. composition, color, light) as the need arises and time allows.  This workshop will be held indoors, rain or shine.  The workshop is intended to be a time of learning and gaining some new insights. Fun and laughter are strictly allowed.

Mark Tougias has been busy painting since childhood. From an early age he learned by studying the masters and at age sixteen he began exhibiting. At the University of Massachusetts he studied Education and Art History. He began painting full time in 1990.

Although there are numerous influences on his art, he is particularly fond of American and European art from 1870 to 1940. Some of his favorite schools are the French Barbizon painters, American Tonalists, the Cape Ann, New Hope and the California painters from the early 1900's.

Most of Mark's inspiration comes from his immediate surroundings in Vermont and upstate New York as well as from his annual trips abroad. The most important elements of his work are light, tonality, atmosphere and composition. He is most interested in the poetic and spiritual qualities of a place rather than exact renderings of specific locations. Mark has exhibited in over forty galleries and has had over thirty-¬≠five one man shows. Among his numerous awards are the Juror's Choice Award from the Southern Vermont Art Center's 2008 National Fall Exhibition, the first Alden Bryan Gold Medal for best in show awarded in 2007 by the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont, the Roger Curtis Award for excellence awarded at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1998 and the Harold Knight Award for best in oils from the Northern Vermont Art Association in 2000. Mark is a member of Gloucester's North Shore Arts Association and a former member of Boston's Copley Society. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America as well as Who's Who in the World. His work hangs in private collections in the USA, Canada and Europe.  His new book is entitled Sicily Solo: a Young Man’s Three-month Solo Journey Through Sicily was released in 2013.  

Thursday, October 12 1 - 4 PM

Legacy Workshop

Led by Mickey Myers and Mary Fillmore
Registration Required     »register now

Location: Left Bank, 5 Bank Street, North Bennington, VT.

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Legacy Workshop, a three hour participatory workshop to assist artists and their heirs in dealing with the care and placement of their artwork while maximizing its contribution to their family, their community and their artistic legacy.  The Legacy Project is based on a three year study about artists’ legacies, initiated by the Jeffersonville, VT non-profit art gallery.  Mickey Myers, an artist herself, shares the lessons she has learned from over 30 years of experience in dealing with the estates of many artists.  Mary Fillmore, award-winning author and strategic planning strategist, leads with dialogue, conversation and recommendations that prioritize the task of dealing with an artistic legacy. A 40 page, spiral-bound notebook of suggestions, recommendations, tables and charts to assist artists and their heirs in dealing with the contents of an artist's studio is distributed at no charge to the workshop participants.

 

The Vermont Community Foundation has funded this project since 2014 with an Innovations and Collaboration Grant, making it possible to offer this workshop at no charge. 


Saturday, October 21 10 AM - 1 PM

Legacy Workshop

Led by Mickey Myers and Mary Fillmore
Registration Required     »register now

Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Legacy Workshop, a three hour participatory workshop to assist artists and their heirs in dealing with the care and placement of their artwork while maximizing its contribution to their family, their community and their artistic legacy.  The Legacy Project is based on a three year study about artists’ legacies, initiated by the Jeffersonville, VT non-profit art gallery.  Mickey Myers, an artist herself, shares the lessons she has learned from over 30 years of experience in dealing with the estates of many artists.  Mary Fillmore, award-winning author and strategic planning strategist, leads with dialogue, conversation and recommendations that prioritize the task of dealing with an artistic legacy. A 40 page, spiral-bound notebook of suggestions, recommendations, tables and charts to assist artists and their heirs in dealing with the contents of an artist's studio is distributed at no charge to the workshop participants.

 

The Vermont Community Foundation has funded this project since 2014 with an Innovations and Collaboration Grant, making it possible to offer this workshop at no charge.