Mike Cloud is a painter and writer from Chicago. His work and research in the field of painting is anchored in the contemporary life of reproduction, symbolism and description.
Mike's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022
9AM - 5PM
Cosmograms, schemata, spirit wheels and mandalas are flat depictions of holistic worlds. This painting class uses squares, circles, crosses, stars and other familiar geometric features to develop colorful, rich diagrammatic representations of unity. Students explore color, surface and edge to create works of harmony and personal significance. The week begins with exercises to develop our understanding of paint-handling and depiction in diverse cultures. In the latter half of the week, students apply course material to their own creative projects. The goal of this workshop is to gain a deeper understanding of connections, interactions, and relationships—be they visual, formal or human.