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Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Stippling Artist Owen Wittekindt

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Over the past decade, Owen Wittekindt has adopted the style of Stippling, composing detailed drawings with thousands and thousands of micro-dots. Mostly self-taught, he has grown his skills through patience and technique through practice and research.

His presentation would include a multi-media lecture about using dots in artwork. He’ll talk about the history of pointillism, and it’s roots in Neo-Impressionism, and talk about pioneers such as Seurat and van Gogh. He’ll discuss stippling and it’s similarities/differences to pointillism, including its involvement with engraving in the 1500s.

Wittekindt will then go into his own personal history and development in art. Starting with childhood, he’ll talk about inspirations and subjects that truly got him passionate about drawing. He will show examples of his work as it developed, ending with some time-lapse videos of recent projects. Since each drawing takes at least 15 hours (and up to over 100), the time-lapse videos make it easier to see the drawings’ formation.

Additionally, Wittekindt will have the equipment he uses to make his drawings on hand, providing a fun hands-on view of how he creates his art.

This is a free program.

Venue

Station 256 Conference Room
Above the MISP Visitor's Center
Mackinac Island,
Phone:
906-847-3328
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Organizer

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Phone:
906-847-3328
Email:
mackinacparks@michigan.gov
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Ticket Description
Free!