What does the contemporary painter paint today? How do subject, form and color come together in a distinctive, meaningful way at a time when there is the feeling that everything has been done? Each week an aspect of these questions will be explored through a mix of presentations, personalized experiments, critique and studio work. This course supports original approaches by the painter, while encouraging a continued commitment to painting as a powerful force in the expanded field of art. Oil, acrylic, watercolor or any similar medium welcome.
A two-day, hands-on demystification of mixing rich, delicate and sophisticated color. Understand the secrets of creating clean hues, and exploiting warm/cool relationships. Discover the juxtaposition of tonal versus saturated color. See how transparency and opacity affect color and experience the emotional qualities inherent in color relationships. Lectures, hands-on exercises and accessible technical information will cultivate rapport with color application from description to expression. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or any similar medium welcome.
Representational drawing and painting makes a clear reference to a subject. This four-session course explores and develops each participant’s particular relationship to subject matter, including both its story-telling and purely visual implications. An overview of the relationship of form to content in modern and contemporary painting will investigate the meaning of representation to each person. The participants’ own aesthetic, intent, and modes of expression will be supported through presentations, critique and studio work. Students will gain new outlooks on their drawing and painting, subject matter, form and metaphor. Oil, acrylic, watercolor or any similar medium welcome.