April 28, 2017
15627 Old Humble Rd.
Humble, TX 77396
Contact: Ray Gatica,
281-441-9714, Email: Ray@GaticaArt.com
STUDY ART FOR FREE -
ARTIST LOOKS TO PASS IT FORWARD; GIVE BACK
Local long-time artist is looking for a student or two or so, who wish to Learn art, for free, in exchange, for helping him, by working along with him to complete some personal, abandoned art projects around his home based art studio in, Humble, TX. This is free to the right candidates. Please make contact Ray@GaticaArt.com
thirty-five-years creating art and designing for a host of commercial and
private clients, I have gotten to an age (63) where I have slowed down in the
past few year” says artist, Ray Gatica, “I therefore have a few personal
small unfinished artistic projects including some yard art and sculptures that
an assistant/student could learn and benefit by watching and helping me
I see this as an opportunity for
me to pass-forward different atypical art techniques to someone who wishes to
learn art from an unconventional, atypical edgy artist in a low key
environment. This is an opportunity for them to take what they learn here and
go into a possibly new personal direction in art.
The students/assistants will have
access to shop/studio space, acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, airbrushes, all
materials, power tools, equipment, and other materials like styrofoam,
plexiglass, and glass found around the yard; This also gives them a chance to
dabble in assorted media, not just traditional painting. They can also use the
work shop if they want to work on a personal art project. Most materials and
supplies will be provided. Gatica will also help the students with a personal
project they may want to explore.
To be considered, the candidates
must be over the age of 18,
but there is no age limit. The possible candidates must have a genuine
interest in learning art, and don’t mind getting their hands and clothes
dirty. Most importantly, they also must have a positive attitude, willingness
to see things differently along with the commitment, and, lastly, I ask they
be respectful of our time together. They must also be able to lift 30 pounds.
They can contact me email-wise and I will provide a link where they can see my
extensive eclectic, oeuvre, of things they may wish to explore.
Candidates Duties: In general,
the assistant will help Gatica to complete unfinished art projects around his
home based studio and will include cleaning brushes, airbrush equipment, the
shop, other equipment, and helping along with painting and moving art
sculptures etc., around the yard.
Their time commitment is two -
three hours a week, but this is flexible.
After they help me with whatever I need help on, they can work on their
own projects and have access to the shop/studio space, materials and
Candidates may contact the artist
with any questions or concerns at 281-441-9714. Please email essays to Ray@GaticaArt.com.
I ask they also include sample pics of their interests.
NOTE TO EDITOR: I can be reached
at 281-441-9714 to further expound on this project. You can see our eclectic oeuvre at the following link: http://www.gaticaart.com/GALLERIESPage22017.htm;
and to read some of our press material going all the way back to 1985 see: Press
the following sites you can see more of our works and what we have been up to
over the past thirty-five years: www.GaticaArt.com: www.AirbrushMagic.net, www.MuralsAndBigArt.com,
me: I have been an independent rogue
artist who has made my own paths and have made my art work for me.
By creating for commercial and private clients over the years, this has
afforded me the opportunity to dabble in assorted media, while not creating
for clients -to suit my own idea of art and to keep from getting bored. Thus,
by exploring various mediums and techniques I have come up with an extensive,
interesting oeuvre. The ideas behind some of these things are what I will be
passing forward. “After thirty five years in the business you wind up doing
a wide array of artistic things, says Gatica. These works have included custom
art, murals, graphics, and large architectural graphics, see our sites above.
they can learn: The
assistant/candidates will learn traditional painting, to atypical assorted art
techniques from stucco sculpting starting; faux techniques, acrylic painting
on canvas and acrylic panels, and walls, assorted airbrushing techniques and
applications, from painting on T-shirts to painting on metal auto/motorcycle
painting. They will also learn to mix and match colors. Ultimately, they will
learn about the art and design business.
Airbrushing: I have over thirty
years of airbrushing experience and can give the right person airbrush
lessons. The right persons can
help me finish an airbrush project started three years ago. It is airbrush
painting on an automotive door panel. This will give the candidate to learn
assorted airbrushing techniques. This is the same technique used to
professionally paint graphics on cars and motorcycle with automotive urethane
expect this will be an ongoing art experiment for me, so we will have to see
how this plays out. Hopefully, I will get some dedicated students and make
this work and I can continue the program indefinitely”, says Gatica
of the things I will encourage
students to see art in randomly formed natural objects around them.
This theory is called “RECEPRUAL
ART”, by Frederiksberg, artist Johann
There is also an opportunity for
someone to learn Computer graphics, PhotoShop, and building websites by
helping me maintain my sites. I have all that is needed for this, too,
including computer, web-building program, digital cameras and scanners. This
could also be a good opportunity for someone to learn and to go in to business
I see the relationship as a
mutually learning experience because, we will learn from each other. Plus,
this project will also motivate me and keep me from being bored at my current
age. I look forward to maybe even collaborating on a few art projects
with the right persons.