18 X 24
24.5 X 30.5 Framed
Acrylic on Canvas

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Unlike most artists, Solano did not begin his painting career until he turned 40, and
without any formal art training.

Solano briefly attended the University of Colorado, was drafted and spent a year in
Vietnam as an Infantry Sergeant. He then returned to school where he majored in Fun
101 “until the money ran out.” He then worked in a steel mill, then as a roofer, and as
a waiter and bartender until he was hired as an illustrator for an advertising agency.
Nathan eventually worked in Colorado and Florida as an illustrator and art director for
several ad agencies. In 1989 he moved back to Colorado and began painting.

His work has been featured in The Artists Magazine, Art of the West, SouthWest Art,
Western Art Collector, Taos Magazine, Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians and
the Wildlife Art Magazine.

Nathan Solano Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 18 X 24 (Interest categories: Acrylic on Canvas, Girl, Sheep, Painting, Western Art, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Nathan Solano Artist)

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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906