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Friday, April 2, 2010

Miniature Art

(Pat Longley, Farm Fresh, 2 ½” x 4 ⅜”, Watercolor – from the MAA 2008-2012 Traveling Exhibit)

The bigger the better – OR?
Miniature painting traces its roots back to the book paintings and illuminated manuscripts created in the 7th century. In traditional miniatures every detail of the subject matter is miniaturized. The final art shows exemplary composition, use of media and application technique.

The Royal Society of Miniatures Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 in England.The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. was initiated in the beginning of 1930s. Today Miniature Artists of America is the only honor society in the world recognizing miniature artists. You can find up-to date information about other Miniature Art Societies and Organizations here.

Miniature Masterpieces in Pencil starting on Friday, April 9th

We bring the frames, you make the artwork! This three day workshop will inspire you to complete two or three (or more!) finished and framed botanical works, all on a very small scale.

Using methods to draw small subjects bigger and larger ones small, create a collection of miniatures in a fun three-day format. Working to size for small frames (we provide the frames), learn how composition, line, form and precision are crucial to convey the message in a botanical miniature. For more information and to register, please click here.

(Three botanical miniatures by Susan Rubin)

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