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Summer Portfolio Development Workshop 2013
July 8 – 26, 2013, 10 am – 2pm
$250

Now in its sixth year, Paul Geiger of Tholepin Press and Studios will be teaching a Portfolio Development Workshop. This Summer workshop has become an invaluable experience for the most serious high school and college art students. The instruction received will distinguish them from their peers when submitting portfolios to art schools and seeking scholar-ship monies.

The Workshop is a three week, 60 hour course of intensive art instruction that is open to all area high school and college art students of all levels.

The workshop will be taught by Mr. Paul Geiger, whose epic 70 ft Valentine Theatre mural was unveiled in 2008. Mr. Geiger is the Director of Tholepin Press and Studios in Downtown Toledo. He has taught at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Museum School of Art. Mr. Geiger has a Master’s degree in Printmaking from The Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York.

Workshop instruction is a deliberate and focused approach and covers all the technical and perceptual fundamentals of drawing with a special focus on perspective. It is presented with a thoroughness and intensity rarely encountered in college level courses, let alone most high school curricula. That is why it not only attracts serious high school students, but, also draws in university students looking to do some remedial work or consider fundamental concepts from a fresh and different perspective. Students can work solutions as complicated as their skill set will allow.

Instruction takes place in Paul Geiger’s studio, several outdoor locations and in the galleries of The Toledo Museum of Art.

Students are also given a glimpse at the preparatory work and process behind Mr. Geiger’s large Valentine Theatre Mural.

Participants need not be accomplished…only passionate. All class levels are welcome.

There are a limited number of spaces available in order to maximize one-on-one instruction. The workshop runs from Monday July 8th through Friday July 26th. The session runs from 10 am – 2pm. Cost for the workshop is $250.

It is recommended that the Workshop be prepaid to guarantee enrollment. For more information contact Paul Geiger @ Tholepin Studio: 419-243-4944 or email at compufool13@aol.com

SPRING/SUMMER ART CLASSES
at
THOLEPIN PRESS & STUDIOS

DRAWING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED (Morning Session) – May 10th – June 7th, 2013. $150. Paul Geiger instructs a drawing fundamentals class on five consecutive Fridays. Classes are at Tholepin Press and Studios, 210 Elm St. Drawing basics are presented in a step-by-step approach that will build technical and perceptual skills from one class to the next. Class supplies provided. Space is limited. RSVP: 419-243-4944 or www.tholepinpress.com. Elevator accessible. Free parking. BEGINNERS’ CLASS: 10 am – 12:30 pm. ADVANCED CLASS: 11 am – 1:30 pm.

DRAWING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED (Evening Session) – May 20th – June 24th, 2013. $150. Paul Geiger instructs a drawing fundamentals class on five Monday evenings. Classes are at Tholepin Press and Studios, 210 Elm St. Drawing basics are presented in a step-by-step approach that will build technical and perceptual skills from one class to the next. Class supplies provided. Space is limited. RSVP: 419-243-4944 or www.tholepinpress.com. Elevator accessible. Free parking. BEGINNERS’ CLASS: 6 pm – 8:30 pm. ADVANCED CLASS: 7 pm – 9:30 pm.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP 2013 for HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS – July 8th – July 26th, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 2 pm. Cost: $250. Now in it’s sixth year, Paul Geiger (Valentine Theatre Mural) of Tholepin Press and Studios will be teaching this Summer Workshop for the most serious high school art students. The Workshop is a three week, 60 hour course of intensive University Level art instruction. It is open to all area high school art students of all skill levels. The strengthening of past participants’ portfolios has resulted in acceptance into the best art schools and the awarding of considerable scholarship monies. All supplies are provided. Seating is limited. For more information go to tholepinpress.com or call 419-243-4944.

DRAWING and PAINTING OLD WEST END ARCHITECHTURE – August 2nd – August 30th, 2013. Five consecutive Fridays. 11 am – 1:30 pm. Work in the Medium of your choice. Paul Geiger teaches this outdoor class in Toledo’s grandest and most architecturally rich neighborhood. Paul teaches a simplified non-technical perspective for artists that makes drawing these ornate and complex structures seem easy. Bring your own materials (easels and or chairs if desired). Space is limited. RSVP at 419-243-4944 or at www.tholepinpress.com.

DRAWING CLASS for BEGINNERS…and ADVANCED

with

PAUL GEIGER
(Hindu Temple and Valentine Theatre Mural Artist)

If you think you can’t draw, or if you’ve been away from it for awhile, this is the class for you! The material is presented in a very structured, deliberate and step-by-step approach that will build your technical and perceptual skills from one class to the next.

May 10th – June 7th

-Five weeks of Friday mornings.

-BEGINNING CLASS  from 10am – 12:30pm.

-ADVANCED CLASS from 11am – 1:30pm.

-COST: $150.

Classes are held at the artist’s Downtown studio at 210 Elm St.
Elevator accessible.
Free parking.

Supplies will be kept to a minimum and what is needed in class will be supplied. Seating will be first-come-first-served and numbers will be kept low to maximize one-on-one instruction.

Those enrolled are also permitted to attend the weekly Figure Drawing Group that meets each Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm at half price.

Prepayment is recommended to insure a spot.
If you are interested or have any questions please call:
Studio:419-243-4944
Home:419-478-4298
Or Email Paul @: www.tholepinpress.com or compufool13@aol.com

General Material covered : “Blind” and Modified Contour drawing – Gesture drawing – Measuring with the pencil and assessing proportions – Drawing still life and symmetrical objects using primary and secondary axes – Cross Contour and the representation of surface form – One, Two and Three Point Perspective – Light/Shadow Structure and Basic Value Development

Paul Geiger’s studio is located along the river at 210 Elm St. – Just North of Downtown Toledo. It is the only door on Elm St. between Summit St. And Water St.

New Equipment: A Generous Gift

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Tholepin Press and Studios at 210 Elm Street, Toledo OH was recently the recipient of some of the late Carolyn Autry Elloian’s printmaking equipment including inks, brushes, felts, acids, grounds, rosin, etc. 
…BUT,  most especially her new aquatint box.

Carolyn Autry's Aquatint Box

 
Carolyn’s meticulous aquatints are PERFECTION!! The aquatint box was made by the Polymetaal Co. in the Netherlands and is a wonderful addition to our shop. For those of you who were students of Mr. Elloian’s and knew his amazing wife, I don’t have to explain to you what an honor this is. For those of you who never had the cherished experience, no explanation is adequate. Master Printmakers and Master People of the highest order.
I am most grateful to Mr. Peter Elloian for his cosiderable generosity! It will be put to great use, and, thoughts and ispiration of the Elloians will be ever present. 
P.G. 

July 9 – 27, 2012, 10 am – 2pm
$250

Now in its fifth year, Paul Geiger of Tholepin Press and Studios will be teaching a Portfolio Development Workshop. This Summer workshop has become an invaluable experience for the most serious high school and college art students. The instruction re-ceived will distinguish them from their peers when sub-mitting portfolios to art schools and seeking scholar-ship monies.


The Workshop is a three week, 60 hour course of intensive art instruction that is open to all area high school and college art students of all levels.

The workshop will be taught by Mr. Paul Geiger, whose epic 70 ft Valentine Theatre mural was unveiled in 2008. Mr. Geiger is the Director of Tholepin Press and Studios in Downtown Toledo. He has taught at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Museum School of Art. Mr. Geiger has a Master’s degree in Printmaking from The Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York.

Workshop instruction is a deliberate and focused approach and covers all the technical and perceptual fundamentals of drawing with a special focus on perspective. It is presented with a thoroughness and intensity rarely encountered in college level courses, let alone most high school curricula. That is why it not only attracts serious high school students, but, also draws in university students looking to do some remedial work or consider fundamental concepts from a fresh and different perspective. Students can work solutions as complicated as their skill set will allow. 

Instruction takes place in Paul Geiger’s studio, several outdoor locations and in the galleries of The Toledo Museum of Art. 

Students are also given a glimpse at the preparatory work and process behind Mr. Geiger’s large Valentine Theatre Mural.

Participants need not be accomplished…only passionate. All class levels are welcome.

There are a limited number of spaces available in order to maximize one-on-one instruction. The workshop runs from Monday July 9th through Friday July 27th. The session runs from 10 am – 2pm. Cost for the workshop is $250.  

It is recommended that the Workshop be prepaid to guarantee enrollment. For more information contact Paul Geiger @ Tholepin Studio: 419-243-4944 or email at compufool13@aol.com

A DRAWING CLASS FOR BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED ARTISTS. INSTRUCTOR: PAUL GEIGER
March 2nd – May 4th, each Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost $240.

The drawing class planned for the end of last month was delayed as those taking the drawing class, “Drawing from the Museum’s Sculpture Collection,” had asked to continue it for another 5 weeks. Those 5 weeks have now come to an end. The additional time has given participants a chance to really push their drawings and gain some sense of what is required to carry a drawing through to finish. This has proven a very revealing and valuable exercise.

Here is a pic of part of our group at work in the Asian gallery:

Part of our group at work in the Asian Gallery.

All agree that the Museum is a wonderful environment in which to hold a class. And we will return there for future classes and occasional visits. However, there are some challenges and restrictions when working at the Museum that do not exist in my studio. This is where the next class will be held and follows directly the one which ended Friday, February 24th.

The first meeting of the next class is March 2nd. For those who have never drawn before or haven’t done so in a long time, I offer a beginning class that covers all the fundamentals in a very deliberate and purposeful chronology. For those who have drawn before, we will work from still lifes set up in the studio. These can be adapted to each students skill level and will challenge the most accomplished among you. Advanced students may also want to try their hand at self-portraiture and/or self designed investigations of a more personal and imaginative nature.

The beauty of teaching a beginning drawing class at the same time as an advanced class is that if the topic for the day’s beginning class is something that you need remediation in, you can sit in. Conversely, it gives the beginners a chance to see how the concepts that they are learning are applied in a sophisticated way. I cover all those things that I believe are essential in accurate perception and skilled representation. While I prefer the intensity that meeting twice a week affords, I know that not everyone can do this. Therefore, we will start each class with a brief review of the previous one.

We have found that meeting Friday morning at 11 a.m. and drawing until 1:30 p.m. can accommodate the greatest numbers. Class will run for ten consecutive weeks and conclude on May 4th. Cost is $240. I have all the supplies that beginning students will need. The studio has elevator access and there is free parking in the street below.

The beginning drawing class:

  • starts with basic mark-making.
  • explores fundamental perceptual skills.
  • investigates pure line through blind and modified contours.
  • teaches the importance of proportion and how to measure with the pencil.
  • stresses the use of central and secondary axes in drawing symmetrical objects.
  • one, two and three point perspective are applied to controlled constructions and eventually applied to interpreting the visible world around us.
  • the exploration of surface form, both seen and unseen, through cross contours
  • light/shadow structure and the development of graduated values.
  • the study and copying of Master Drawings.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining us. Directions and more info may be had by calling me at 419-243-4944 or you may visit our fledgling website at tholepinpress.com where I will be posting more photos from the class that just ended.

Fear not! Everyone can draw! It’s fun. Come and join us!

Feel free to forward this post to anyone else you think might be interested.

Kindest Regards.
Paul Geiger

Painting For The Hindu Temple of Toledo.

Our painting class at the studio has finished, It was great fun and quite successful. I would like to do another painting class very soon. I think it would work best to construct a simpler still life with more challenging objects (eg. a violin) and do a very finished drawing before starting to paint.

I had hoped to start a drawing class on Tuesday, the 4th, at the Museum. built around their figurative sculpture collection. However, I have been delayed in getting word out, as a brother of mine had surgery several weeks ago and remains on a ventilator in ICU at The Ohio State Medical Center. So, I’ve been doing a lot of back and forth.

I would like to start next Tuesday, October 11th. We will meet Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 1:30 pm for 5 weeks. Cost will be $230 for the 25 hours of instruction. Chairs are available if it is more comfortable than sitting on the floor. I can provide anatomical instruction as it applies to the art objects or can focus on drawing basics. I will address the drawing needs and concerns of each individual student. If there is interest, we could also get a live model for a session, and draw at the studio. Should be very interesting and challenging as there are some wonderful pieces to work from.

Do let me know if you are interested and I’d appreciate any help in getting the word around. You can call the studio (419-243-4944) or email me with a commitment or question. I will be away for some time, but, will check in.

Thanks much and I’ll speak with you later in the week.

Best.

Paul G.

Butoh Dance Event

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Friends, check it out. This features Chloe Stevenson and her mom, Peg Whiting. Peg attends Wednesday Life Drawing occasionally, is a wonderful artist and makes the best pies in the world…bar none. And, Chloe, who has graced our model stand and may do so again soon, is a Butoh dancer/performance artist.

The brightest light will be on Chloe this Saturday at the Dragonfly Tea Cottage on Main St. in Sylvania where she will present a series of Butoh dance events. More info below and attached.

Dear Friends of Art,

Beginning Monday, August 22nd, I am going to be teaching a drawing/painting class for people at all skill levels, including beginners. I will have a still life set up in the studio. It will remain there for 5 weeks during which time we will first do a drawn version of it and then a painted one in oil or acrylics on canvas. I will tailor the class to the needs of each individual student. We will meet twice a week on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. This is quite a labor intensive project so if anyone would like greater studio access, it can be arranged.

My studio is at 210 Elm St. just north of downtown Toledo. There is free parking on the street below and elevator access if desired.

Cost is $250 for the 30 hrs of instruction over the 5 weeks. Payment can be made the first day of classes.

Canvas, paints and brushes you must buy. I have paper, ebony pencils, drawing boards, bull-dog clips and easels if desired. Class size will be limited to maximize one-on-one instruction.

Any questions please email me or phone the studio at 419-243-4944.

Interest has also been expressed in having me teach a class that meets at the Toledo Museum of Art and has us drawing from the treasures in the Museum’s collection. It’s an idea that excites me greatly! If either class interests you, let me know and we will proceed from there.

Below are a couple samples of recent work. I also painted the large mural in the Grand Lobby of The Valentine Theatre. I hope this class interests you and that you will join us.

Tammy...Lifeguard trainee...Tries to discern the difference between the arm movements of people at play and those in grave danger. Prismacolor Pencil and Acrylic.

Painting For The Hindu Temple of Toledo. 10' x 10'. Acrylic on canvas.

Figure Drawing Show!

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Paul Geiger’s Life Drawing Group at Tholepin Press and Studios Celebrates the Beauty of the Undraped Human Form

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

VINO 100
3355 Briarfield Blvd.
Maumee, OH

The exhibit, with 35 pieces on display, will begin with an opening ceremony dedicated to the group. Members include local artists, teachers, professionals and Bedford High School students. Group members Jane Williams, Jim Brower, Jan Curlis, Shelly Fank, Steve Mockensturm, Cynthia Taylor, Peg Whiting, David Pett, Jeff Klopping and Jason Sanderson will have work on display, along with Sanderson’s art students and Geiger.

Check out the Toledo Free Press article.

Hope to see you there!

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