DATES: July 6 – 10, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: I – II
CONCEPT: If painting is a grand mansion with the foyer being realism, we walk through the door, and explore the surrounding rooms of figuration to abstraction. Students are exposed to practical techniques involving building different types of grounds, color mixing, and when to employ tightness vs. looseness. We look at techniques for keeping ones’ work as fresh as possible, simultaneously the scaffolding to create bodies of work for an exhibition.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: With an emphasis on safe studio practices, students learn techniques for oil painting (used by Rembrandt and Velasquez) that minimize exposure to toxic chemicals. As modern technology is a painter’s powerful ally, computer technologies will be incorporated for students who are interested in integrating digital tools with their practice.
ACTIVITIES: We will begin with initial technical instruction and demonstrations and then move on to produce multiple paintings from beginning to end over the course of the week.
FACULTY: Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary American painter that blends figuration and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with memory, history and identity. Kimberly exhibits nationally. Her work has been showcased in numerous publications and exhibitions. www.kimberlybrooks.com
Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75