Seppuku Tattoo is proud to host one of the tattoo industry's foremost fine artist and painter extraordinaire Chris Dingwell, teaching an all day painting seminar in our studio.
Chris is one of those personalities that needs little introduction. In addition to his impressive tattoo career, he's known for live painting at his Wet Paint Projects, collaborations with other tattoo industry peers, all painting live before crowds of thousands at tattoo conventions coast to coast. His ground breaking and prolific work is currently being collected and printed in a new book due out late this summer.
From the man himself:
PAINTING WITHOUT FEAR!
Official Chris Dingwell Workshop description:
SUNDAY, July 17th, 12 PM to 12 AM
Always wanted to start painting, but you are "afraid?"
Tried it, but got frustrated and gave up?
Painted for years, but want to try something different?
Whatever your level or experience with painting, this extensive, interactive seminar workshop is for you....
I will be starting with a SHORT but thorough slide show, just to establish some background for my work, and then I will go through the steps of beginning a simple painting of my own from scratch!
I will discuss my process and materials to some extent, but my paintings are not about elaborately involved techniques. ANYONE CAN DO THIS! It's just about pouring your heart into your work and allowing that to be your guide. I will show you briefly how I create my image and layout, then follow with a lot of underpainting, building up to the final result.
Once my painting is off to a good start, it will be YOUR turn.
Everyone in the workshop will be working on a painting from the same reference image that I am, and together we will find lots of different ways to approach the same idea. The remainder of the time will be spent painting together; side by side, discussing our discoveries and hardships along the way. Many of these may be finished that day, but it isn't required.
We will be working with Acrylic paints, but much of what we will be doing can apply to any medium. If you have your own paints and brushes for working in Acrylic, feel free to bring them, but it isn't necessary. If you want to work on an easel, you will need to provide your own!
Otherwise I WILL BE PROVIDING ALL OF THE SUPPLIES; canvases, transfer paper, paints and brushes. Bring your own hands, eyes, ears, and brains.
The seminar will have enough room for between 12 to 15 spots. The seminar will begin at 12 noon, and run all day until 12 midnight. This is an all day extensive hands on seminar. The cost of the seminar is $160, and this includes all materials. A deposit is required to hold your spot, these can be PayPal-ed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seppuku Tattoo does have a limited amount of easels & furniture. Artists are asked to bring any portable easels, folding chairs, artists stools, or travel equipment they have to help facilitate the process. There will be breaks, including a lunch break, but food will not be provided. Seppuku is walking distance from two pizzerias, Chinese, sushi, a diner, a bagel deli, convenience stores, & two Dunkin Donuts. You can call the studio for any other information.
CHRIS DINGWELL STUDIOS
in the State Theater Building
142 High St., Suite 401
Portland, ME 04101
145 Main Street
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403