About Face: rethinking the portrait – D0710

Ryan Burghard & Ben Buswell

DATES: July 13 – 17, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Recontextualize the human portrait, as we look to historical and contemporary examples of portraiture to explore how meaning is created around identity. In this course, we investigate a myriad of ways to construct, deconstruct and recontextualize the human portrait. By looking at examples of portraiture we explore how meaning is created around the identity and ideas of the individual through process and materials. Emphasis is placed on experimentation and discovery.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students investigate a variety of media including; drawing, painting, collage and non- traditional (i.e., sculptural) use of 2-D materials. Students are encouraged to experiment with techniques in order to explore how making influences meaning.

ACTIVITIES: We learn with presentations by instructors, topical group discussions and activities in each class. A new experiment or project is introduced daily. The majority of class time is spent on individual work and one-on-one direction with instructors.

FACULTY: Ryan Burghard has exhibited at various galleries and institutions including Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Cydonia, IGLOO and Viewing Space Gallery in Melbourne. He teaches at Oregon College of Art and Craft. www.ryanburghard.com

Ben Buswell’s work has been included in Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Oregon Biennial 2006 and has had solo exhibitions at UPFOR, CoCA Seattle, Tilt Gallery and Project Space and more. Ben’s work is represented by UPFOR in Portland, OR. www.benbuswell.com 

Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75

D0710 Supply List