Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Laurence Gartel
Location: Catamount Outback Artspace
Workshop fee: $249
(2 scholarships available: one for a St. Johnsbury Academy Student and one for a Lyndon Institute student – call 802-748-2600 ext. 108 for details)
Registration deadline: August 1
Internationally-acclaimed digital media artist Laurence Gartel will offer GOAT: Gartel Original Art & Technology, a week-long workshop for high school students. Students will develop a body of work using existing digital tools such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, and downloaded apps which can be used to manipulate, change and alter images to articulate a personal point of view.
The workshop is for high school students who are energetic about technology and have no fear. They will be given an overview of digital art over the past 40 years, and will go into the field to take pictures and develop these images into digital works of art, both still and moving. They will also learn to brand build their creativity on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs and will develop their own GOAT websites. Students might create their own e-books or publish images as a class project using online book publishing software such as Blurb or Lulu.
Laurence Gartel is a globally acknowledged pioneer of the Digital Art movement with family ties to the Northeast Kingdom. Born and raised in New York City, he had the opportunity to teach Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga computer. He attended School of Visual Arts with graffiti artist Keith Haring, and earned his BFA in Graphics. He started his electronic career working side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York.
Gartel is considered the father of the Paintbox Era (circa 1986), because he started this technique 10 years prior to any software being written for painting and photo-manipulation. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, PS 1, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale.
Gartel has created artwork for Coca Cola, Absolut vodka, and pop culture stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He also created the artwork for the 2015 Grammy Awards.