Arkansas Craft School Offers 2 New Classes with Greg Lewallen June and July 2018

Learn from Artist, Entomologist, & Baylor Art Department Lecturer Greg Lewallen

Introduction to Hand Pulled Prints: Drypoint Technique June 30 – July 1, 2018

Chiaroscuro Drawing: Reductive Approach July 7 – 8, 2018

Dramatic Drawing – Chiaroscuro Reductive Approach
Do you like drawings with a dramatic sense of light & depth? Expand your approach to drawing with this technique used by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other greats with this unique workshop! Students are introduced to basic elements of this dramatic lighting technique and employ a reductive (rather than additive) approach that produces rich tones and textures that cannot be replicated through any other method of rendering. The reductive technique begins by setting a ground of soft charcoal on the drawing surface, then using erasers to create the drawing by establishing the value structure, and finally completing the drawing by rendering details.
Introduction to Hand Pulled Prints: Drypoint
Explore the world of print making! Drypoint is a form of intaglio, similar to engraving. In this workshop, students will learn to create an image by using a stylus to cut into an acrylic plate, which will be inked and polished before printing. The first pulled prints will be proofed for flaws or corrections, then students will print a limited edition of their image on a hand cranked press.
Greg Lewallen is an artist, entomologist, and art department lecturer at Baylor University. He finds inspiration in some of creation’s smallest creatures, believing their diversity and intricate details display some of God’s finest work.
We are delighted to welcome Greg to the ACS family . . . please join us for these two new courses at ACS this summer.
Arkansas Craft School | 101 N. Peabody Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560

Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.