DATES: August 10 – 14, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: III
CONCEPT: Whether nuzzling up to an Albert Bierstadt landscape or looking closely at a Rothko, the physicality of paintings rivals and at times supersedes image in our experience of a work. This course invites you to delve into the visceral nature of painting. From color, luster, and brushstroke to the surface chosen as substrate, we examine the balance between images and their construction, and the impact this has on the final piece. This workshop serves students’ individual interests and expands their repertoire of techniques with class exercises and lessons.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: We cover various historical techniques in painting, understanding types of brushes and paint load, glazing, and the chemistry of various paints. You are also encouraged to bring any media you have at home (i.e., graphite or charcoal, or clay or spray paint) that you would like to explore over the class period.
ACTIVITIES: We participate in morning warm-up exercises, and lessons have us painting occasionally from life and occasionally responding solely to materials. Afternoons, students have studio time for individualized projects to be outlined at the beginning of the week. We learn through group discussions of work, and a brief slide lecture.
FACULTY: Annie Lapin received her M.F.A. from UCLA in 2007. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley Gallery in London and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in North Carolina in 2013. She currently teaches at Art Center College of Design. www.honorfraser.com
Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75