About this Event
When and Where
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Pier 57, 25 11th Avenue, NY, NY 10011.
Directions: The closest subway is A, C or E to 14th St/ 8 Ave. When you arrive at Pier 57 at 11th Avenue and 15th Street, head to the south gate near City Winery; walk along the pathway toward the Park's main entrance, directly across from Little Island. We will meet in the Daffodil Room, which is located adjacent to the Living Room at Pier 57.
Anna Rich is an accomplished artist, painter and illustrator who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. She's had many years experience illustrating children's books with a number of publishers. Examples of her paintings can be found on Instagram @annarich
Anna will begin with a twenty to thirty minute demonstration on her process for starting a painting, providing students with her thought process as she proceeds.
Gouache is designed to be opaque. Gouache has a long history, having been used for at least twelve centuries. Anna had added to that long history by creating rich light filled works while urban sketching! Attendees will then take their materials and begin their own paintings . Anna will go around to each student offering advice and answering questions.
This unique venue has multiple choices for painting. You can go outside to the Rooftop, a two-acre park and walkway around the perimeter of Pier 57. The Rooftop offers incredible views of Hudson River Park, the New York City skyline and New York Harbor. Or, students may go to the enclosed Living Room, a 7,400 square foot public space with seats and tables, which offers spectacular views of Little Island and Lower Manhattan.
A set of gouache paints in primary colors. Winsor & Newton has a nice set of five pigments including Primary Red, Primary Yellow and Primary Blue, Black and White. Anna suggests avoiding student grade brands, but if you already have a set of gouache paints, don't buy something new, just bring them along and we will see how they perform. Best brands include Winsor & Newton, Holbein, and Arteza.
Synthetic sable brushes - 1/2 inch flat, 1/4/inch flat, or any brush you are comfortable witSmall spray bottle
masking tape, 1" or 1/2 "
Strathmore toned mixed media paper(vellum) 9"x12". Any tone you like. Anna likes gray.
A board on which to to tape down your paper. Corrugated plastic or canvas panels work well.
Bulldog clips, a water cup, paper towels, and a tray for mixing paint.
A stool, in the event we go outside and a bench is not available for seating.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Pier 57, 25 11th Avenue, New York, United States