ArtTalk – Joe Gyurcsak
Materials Studies for Artists with Joe Gyurcsak
Chefs will tell you that technique can do only so much; you need good ingredients to make good food. And materials make a difference in fine art as well. Knowing your tools can help you get the results you intend, and it can certainly save you some aggravation. Nationally renowned plein air instructor Joe Gyurcsak takes us to the Utrecht Paint Factory in Brooklyn, New York, to see how paint is milled.
Joe Gyurcsak has exhibited and taught throughout the United States. The author of numerous articles, he has taught plein air and other workshops at major art institutions. Joe earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He’s been a brand manager for Blick/Utrecht Art Supplies for decades, testing new paint formulations, traveling to canvas factories in China, and improving the lightness of acrylic paint.
Laura hosted her own syndicated show in Virginia before joining WAMU in Washington, D.C., where she also contributed to NPR. Laura became involved in the arts while living in Singapore, where she worked as a docent and developed an interest in textiles. Today, Laura is a weaver and president of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association.