Charles Long has been teaching art for 20 years, from Harvard to his current position as a professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Riverside. His teaching builds on diverse methods and philosophies that he has researched and worked through in his own practice with an emphasis on whatever happens to be most interesting to him at the moment; he is an avid learner who learns best through his enthusiasm for sharing it with others.
Charles's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Jul 24 - 28, 2023
Painting: A State of Mind
Henry Matisse said, “The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.” Intermediate and advanced painters examine their current intentions while developing the essential. In one-on-one studio meetings, students are encouraged to notice their process of being and transformation as they negotiate between critical discernment and ‘owning’ this process. In group critiques, we discuss activation through the movement of materials, images, and form, which brings one closer to intention. Can intention and process become the same? How can a ‘flow state’ be achieved? Does a state of mind and action transfer through finished work? We look at artists who have inspired your practice for clues.