02 Nov Mixed media painting demonstration with Colleen Gianatiempo on November 7
The demonstration is on Wednesday, November 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Art Studio One. Doors open at 12:30, and the program begins at 1:00. There will be a 20- minute break at 2:00 with refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the artist.
Gianatiempo will be demonstrating a step by step process of a mixed media abstract piece on a wood panel.
“I will be layering, paper, paint, ink, pastels, marker, spray paint and all the while, interacting with each layer—taking on and taking off! I will also show the group how an image transfer works in order to bring some interesting effects into your work. It is a fun and inspirational process where I will engage with the group and even see if individuals want to try to make some marks or play with the materials. My art is about life. It expresses what I feel about people, places, and experiences around me.”
Colleen Gianatiempo grew up on the east coast but soon after graduating with a business degree from the University of Massachusetts, curiosity led her west to seek diversity and the California lifestyle.
In Los Angeles Colleen received a certificate in Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design, after which she started her own design firm (25 years strong) creating fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and freelance art instruction.
Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received a Master of Fine Art in Painting in 2017.
Her mixed media work embodies bold color, varying texture, layers of shapes and patterns. Her work has been exhibited in a multitude of solo and group shows and is in numerous public and private collections. She has been chosen for the second year in a row as a “San Francisco Heart Artist” for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.