Robert Burridge Himself and Yours Truly at Village Art Workshops
Just Like Dessert
This week I treated myself to something atypical and pretty darn special. I know many of you have taken workshops with me, and for that I am so grateful…. This week was my chance to be a student. Not only did I have so much FUN, but, I also got some first-hand perspective on just what it’s like to be out of your comfort zone, in the classroom, and… a student.
Cherry-on-top kind of good.
My desk on day one, just getting warmed up
The Bob BurridgeCollage and Abstract Paintingworkshop this week atÂ Village Art Workshops… had me atÂ Burridge.Â (I bet you thought I was gonna sayÂ “collage”)I have wanted to take a workshop with the man behind theÂ weekly Bob Blastfor years. but like all good ships in the night, our paths just kept crossing.Â
“I put the pink tape on my brushes so you don’t steal them.”â€“B.B.
The Man Behind The Paint
Robert Burridgeis a man of many talents. Before making his way as a painter, he took the commercial art road and started his career as an industrial designer. Bob received theÂ Grand Industrial Design Award of the Yearin 1976 for a Power Circuit Breaker, an Uninterruptible Power System, an Advanced Nuclear Control room consoles and Industrial Control switches. And if that wasn’t enough, he also invented new wheelchairs for the severely disabled, designed the first digital sound editing consoles for a Hollywood sound studio to edit the blockbuster movie,Â “Stars Wars”and created the electronic circuit breaker featured in the movieÂ “Jurassic Park.”
How cool is that?
Bob, warming up for a demo and his constant flow or stand-up comedy
We’re Just Getting Started
Everyone I told that I was making time for this workshop ( with my insane schedule) had one reply,Â “You’re gonna love it, he’s a HOOT!”
A HOOT indeed.
Bob warmed us up with a classroom lecture chock full of artful information, demos, and jokes. Mr Burridge makes learning fun and creates a relaxed atmosphere where artists of all levels feel comfortable and creative. Our group included hobbyists, emerging artists, and professionals; Bob answered all questions, explained his answers in a way that everyone could understand, and did it all with an infectious smile.
“That’s it folks, you now know more than most artists. I’m going home!”
Bob encourages you to come up, get close, and take photos