Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage Workshop in Mexico with Robert Burridge Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage Workshop in Mexico A Unique Workshop with Robert Burridge.
For beginners with little experience, to advanced artists. This workshop will emphasize loose, expressive abstract techniques, creative tearing and paint splashing. I’m planning to focus on painting a series, based on specific color combinations and themes. Think “artist retreat”, producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show. One thing I will not do is to capture everything I see, knowing I will be overwhelmed and influenced by the awesomeness of this trip! Also, your painting goals are important to me. Please write down these goals in your travel sketchbook before departing.
We will primarily paint in the top floor studio, overlooking the ocean and fishing village, along with a couple of optional excursions to experience beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Come prepared to paint your stuff! Imagine the best art workshop vacation of your life: Painting in a charming fishing village and other exotic locals along the gorgeous Pacific coast of Mexico , with inspirational workshop leader Robert Burridge! Immerse yourself in the joys of authentic Mexican village life at one of the most beautiful and arts oriented locales in Latin America, in the serene village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta.
Robert graduated from the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design and a minor in Fine Art Painting. As a designer, he had the opportunity to create and invent new products for Litton Industries (the first production electronic cash register and bar code scanner for retail and food stores), Becton- Dickinson (medical, surgical and biomechanics devices) and as the Principal Designer for Westinghouse Electronic Corporation, he produced product designs for 15 Divisions, receiving the Grand Industrial Design Award of the Year in 1976 for a Power Circuit Breaker, an Uninterruptible Power System, an Advanced Nuclear Control room consoles and Industrial Control switch.
And finally, as an independent design consultant living in Santa Barbara, California, he invented new wheelchairs for the severely disabled, designed the first digital sound editing consoles for a Hollywood sound studio to edit the blockbuster movie, “StarsWars” and created the electronic circuit breaker featured in the movie “Jurassic Park.” Roberts’ other product designs include a kitchen line for Corning Glass, a hands-free automatic soap dispenser and hand dryer for public rest rooms, surgically implanted body parts, custom wheelchairs for Cerebral Palsied children, brain surgical drills as well as a few whimsical products like tubular fabric lights, desk accessories and Teva Sandals, to name a few. During this time he held the honored position as Consultant to the President’s Committee for the Handicapped, Adjunct Professor of Design at Cooper Union Art College, New York, the Visiting Critic Advisor for photography at Harvard University and finally, CEO and Design.
Principal of his own advertising and design agency, which was rated as Fortune’s Top, Fastest Growing Companies in 1984. He was elected into the Human Factors Society and the International Council of Color Consultants. Robert holds 23 design, mechanical and chemical patents. During all this time, however, at night and on weekends, he turned into another person… a painter. Eventually his ever longing passion to invent new paintings consumed him.
In 1985, he turned his passion into his second career. Robert retired from industrial design and became a full time, contemporary fine art painter, moved to California Central Coast and prepared to paint for the rest of his life. Today, besides painting, he is an invited juror for international art shows, college and national painting workshop instructor, and teaches a fine art mentor program in central France. Recently selected as the honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, he holds a signature member position with them and with the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Roberts’ original paintings can be seen in six international galleries, on Starbucks Coffee mugs, Pearl Vodka bottles, eight tapestries and on fine art edition prints in upscale retail stores and cruise ships. Roberts’ work has received lifetime honors, including The Franklin Mint Award and recently the Philadelphia Water color Society's prestigious Crest Medal Award for achievement in the arts previously awarded to Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent and Georgia O'Keeffe.
It is said “your heart doesn’t know how old you are.” For Robert, it’s true. Painting everyday in his small studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, he feels like a kid again playing with color, design, paint and canvas, which reminds him of the saying, “It’s never too late to be what you should have always been.” Follow your bliss! Robert teaches a variety of painting workshops to professional and emerging painters throughout the United States, Mexico and France. His workshops have historically changed artists’ lives forever. Daily, he receives letters and emails from artists who have attended his classes and whose careers have taken off in new and productive directions. Robert Burridge has written and published two artist books: Loosen Up Studio Workbook and Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art. Plus he produced and starred in five teaching videos and DVDs. His wife, career manager and best friend, Kate, co-produced all of the above. He is also a contributing writer for Art Calendar magazine and has written features for various magazines, periodicals and newsletters.
2 picnic day trip excursions - hiking or boating to destinations for snorkeling, (scuba diving available for an extra fee) swimming, waterfalls, art making and exploration, - trip to mountain town of El Tuito for sketching and plein air painting and lunch at Altamira Hacienda Restaurant, (possible horseback riding, additional fee, reservations in advance) Also available for your use is sea kayaking and some snorkeling equipment. Also included is 1 evening excursion to Puerto Vallarta for Gallery Walk Tour, shopping and city life.
M15246 is designed in "Hacienda Style" architecture, built with the jungle and mountains behind it and the river and ocean at the front door. The Large Kitchen, Dining and Living area opens with glass doors to the large veranda and the general "feel" is a unity and flow of the outside and inside. Each bedroom has its own private bath and a view of the ocean from the bed! On the bottom floor, just a few stairs from the beach, is a large garden patio with table and chairs and numerous lounge chairs for sun bathing and relaxing. The open air studio on the top floor is approximately 1,500 sq. ft. with panoramic vistas of the Boca village, river and bay. Equipped with a full bath, a "washing station", easel, tables and chairs, along with all manner of drawing materials and papers, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, brushes, glue guns and other assorted materials, unless specified for a particular workshop, the only thing a participant needs to bring is their desire for creativity.
- 2 picnic day trip excursions
- Hiking or boating to destinations for snorkeling, (scuba diving available for an extra fee) swimming, waterfalls, art making and exploration
- Trip to mountain town of El Tuito for sketching and plein air painting and lunch at Altamira Hacienda Restaurant, (possible horseback riding, additional fee, reservations in advance) Also available for your use is sea kayaking and some snorkeling equipment. Also included is 1 evening excursion to Puerto Vallarta for Gallery Walk Tour, shopping and city life.
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