David R. Becker
Paint Party: Dog on Dock : 6:30pm-9:00pm

Jun 16 - Jun 16

1 Teaching Days

Description

Artist David R. Becker will instruct & entertain participants through a step-by-step acrylic painting of the scene pictured below. $49 includes All Supplies to create a finished work of art: canvas, paint, easel, brushes, apron, reference photo… PLUS coffee & appetizers!

Book a table of 5 friends and the 6th person paints free.

Non-artists and artists 18 AND OLDER welcome.

CALL 715-588-3143 to reserve your spot!

Biography

Since 1961, David has spent all of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at American Academy of Art in Chicago, and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life here in the city that he loves so much. After studing at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Becker went  into illustrating for a major advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and later for Foote Cone and Belding. He also started teaching around the country, right out of school, but always found time for his favorite ambition, creating fine art paintings. David is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has  had two different articles published in International Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.

Becker’s works in many mediums, including watercolors, oils and acrylics, he is mostly recognized for his watercolor scenes of Chicago. You can find may of his works hanging in homes and businesses throughout Chicago. David’s favorite painting was commissioned by Starbucks to do a scene for their Macy’s Starbucks store that was to included a scene looking out of that stores window, unto Wabash, that included the “L” platform. This painting can be seen at the Northeast corner of the Macy’s Starbucks store on Randolph and Wabash, and at the same time have a great cup of coffee while viewing this Becker original.

Fees

$49 includes All Supplies to create a finished work of art: canvas, paint, easel, brushes, apron, reference photo… PLUS coffee & appetizers!

Itinerary

Thursday, June 16
6:30pm – 9:00pm : Step-by-step acrylic painting

2022 COVID Precautions

For the 2022 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops, with the understanding that protocols may change.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 3 feet.  In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.