The portrait and self-portrait has long been a subject of focus in art and continues to fuel the careers of many contemporary artists today. The portrait continues to be a tool to examine issues of race, gender, and economic and societal norms. This is a mixed-level studio course with an emphasis on development and expansion of visual language skills. Students are encouraged to work on structured exercises that lead to developing individual projects. Students will explore fundamental painterly concerns and explore different materials as they relate to contemporary art practices. Light and shadow, colour relationships, paint handling, composition, abstraction, gesture, dynamics, intention and personal expression will be explored as they relate to a conceptual framework. Students will be working from photographs, collage, a life model, as well as possible imagined imagery. This class will build the students skills using structured exercises, inspirational lectures based on contemporary painting, demonstrations, and critiques with the emphasis on painting time in a supportive environment.
Tuition: $290 | Model fee: $45 | Total: $335Notes: This workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30, and Friday, June 1, 10am-5pm daily.