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Pochade Box Workshop

8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945, USA, in Marblehead
02 Apr 14:30

NEW DATE : To be Rescheduled, Stay Tuned!

Make your own Pochade Box:

Spring is almost here and what better way to welcome it than to have your own pochade box ready to capture it when the great outdoors starts to bloom. Pochade boxes are compact studios that are easily transported. The inside of the lid is used as a support for creating a painting or drawing. These boxes are traditionally used for plein air painting but can be used anywhere. They can be mounted on a tripod and they are great for travel. The maximum work surface is quite small, usually not over 12”. It is recommended to dedicate one to either oil paint or water base paints and have it all set to go with your painting supplies inside.
Why not make one for each kind of painting or art you practice? These boxes can be tailored to your own personal style of art making. They can be as simple or as complex as you desire depending on what you include. Having a pochade box already set up and ready to go will inspire you to go out and paint.

All levels welcome

$60 members/$75 nonmembers
$25 materials fee

Bring a bag lunch, there will be a half hour break @ 12:00-12:30

Minimum of 4 students, registration deadline Tuesday, March 22
(Tuition & materials fee due in full at time of registration, No refunds on materials after 3/22, No refunds on tuition after 3/29)

marcmorin_headshot (1)Marc Morin is an MAA artist member, fine art painter, who currently lives and works in Swampscott, MA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Boston in 2007. He works in all wet and dry mediums and his subject matter is just as diverse – from abstract color fields to representational portraits and landscapes. Along with his personal bodies of work, Marc also does commissions and teaches art classes. To learn more about him and his process, please contact him at marcmorinpainter@gmail.com or visit his website www.marcmorinpainter.com.

This Workshop will include:
• a brief history of pochade boxes
• uses and set ups
• Pochade Kit
• simple instruction on how to make your pochade box

Pochade Kit (Provided, fee: $25)
1 cigar box
2 adjustable dampened hinges
1 latch, hardware and screws
wood – dividers and spacers
cardboard palette

Must have Materials (Please bring)
x-acto knife

Tools Highly Recommended to bring
glue gun
drill bits
flat head screw driver
philips head screw driver
small miter box

Optional Materials to bring – what you will keep in your pochade box
small water container – no taller than 2″, the Guerrilla Painter Mighty Mite Jr. Brush Washer is a great size
paints – watercolor, acrylic or oils
compositional tools
strap or rope

Event Details

April 2, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$25 – $75
Marblehead Arts Association/ King Hooper Mansion
8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945, USA Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945 United States

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