PAINTING & DRAWING

2020 Workshops

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Photographic Collage: an exploration of photography and painting – P0102-20

Date: Jun 01 - 05, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Kate Leonard

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Join an engaging exploration of the synthesis between two distinct art forms: photography and painting. Students discover transfer techniques that integrate photographic images and text directly onto painted...

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Photo Encaustic: luminous layers – P0204-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): K Rhynus Cesark

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the luminous, versatile and limitless possibilities of encaustic, a wax-based paint, in combination with photography and mixed media. During this workshop, students examine their own visual vocabulary...

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Handmade – P1538-20

Date: Sep 07 - 11, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Holly Roberts

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Painting is a direct and powerful way to start the process of letting our subconscious lead our creative flow. This course teaches how to elegantly combine divergent media (photos, acrylic, found and organic...

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Building an Image with Paint and Magic – P1640-20

Date: Sep 14 - 18, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Holly Roberts

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Transferring one material to another can be complicated and involved, or as simple as smacking one surface down on top of another. In this class, students learn the art of this tricky, but fascinating...

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Drawing into Sculpture – S1110-20

Date: Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Carlton Newton

Tuition: $1,075
Studio Fee: $225
Registration Fee: $45

Using drawing, plaster of Paris, and a resilient fiberglass reinforced gypsum cement (Hydrocal FGR 95), this class explores how the acts of drawing and sculpting can inform and expand each other in a reciprocal...

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Representational Painting in Oil – D0101-20

Date: Jun 01 - 05, 2020

Skill Level(s): I i

Instructor(s): Leeah Joo

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

In this skill-based introduction to oil painting workshop, participants focus on the fundamentals of painting through the subject matter of still life and portraiture. Emphasis is on composition, concepts...

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The Landscape in Watercolor – D0102-20

Date: Jun 01 - 05, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Mae Shore

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Explore landscape painting with the immediacy and luminosity of watercolor. This beginners’ workshop incorporates a series of exercises in the basics of watercolor, focusing on the landscape both in...

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Observational Drawing: an experiential approach – D0204-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Michael Krueger

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

In order to draw better, one must first see better. Through a series of experiential exercises, students heighten their observational skills while achieving new ways of drawing and seeing. Each day brings...

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Bodies, Faces, Oil Paint – D0203-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Julie Burleigh

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

In this workshop students engage in one of the most interesting and challenging pursuits in representational painting: working with the figure. From color mixing exercises to studies of proportion and...

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Mixed-Media Abstraction – D0306-20

Date: Jun 15 - 19, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Lauren Peterson

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Diversify your material, methodical and compositional oeuvre by exploring alternative applications of traditional media. In this project-based workshop, students experiment with the versatility of painting...

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Figurative Collage: color, gesture and narrative – D0305-20

Date: Jun 15 - 19, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Kathy Liao

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

This dynamic collage workshop encourages students to explore different methods of storytelling through figurative gestures, thoughtful compositions and expressive colors. Participants draw gestures from...

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Painting the Figure through the Lens of Politics and History – D0408-20

Date: Jun 22 - 26, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): David Antonio Cruz

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop for advanced painters explores the fundamental properties of figurative painting and portraiture through the lens of political and historical gestures and poses. Students examine the figure...

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Finding Process: strategies that mine for content – D0407-20

Date: Jun 22 - 26, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Matt Bollinger

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

This rigorous, water-based painting workshop guides students through broad experimentation to develop a personal visual vocabulary. Students explore strategies such as manipulation, appropriation and reenactment...

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THE CENTER: Advanced Painting – D0509-20

Date: Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Enrique Martínez Celaya

Tuition: $1,600
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the strengths and limitations of your current work and practice in order to re-energize them in this one-week, advanced painting and critique workshop— the last in this three-year mentored study....

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Painting and Materiality – D0612-20

Date: Jul 06 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Leslie Shows

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

In this rigorous painting workshop, explore the expressivity of your materials, whether you are working with representational imagery, abstraction or the fertile area in between. With an expanded definition...

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Portraiture and Figuration – D0611-20

Date: Jul 06 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Nicole Eisenman & Catherine Opie & Helen Molesworth

Tuition: $1,375
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Engage in critical group dialogue and critiques to hone the fundamental aspects of your work and deepen your understanding of contemporary art practice. In this master workshop, students produce work at...

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Portrait and Figure in Watercolor: curiosity and awareness – D0613-20

Date: Jul 06 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Brian Shure

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Bring the face and figure to life with the transparency and immediacy of watercolor. This extremely expressive media can also be highly controlled. Students work from life as well as photographic sources...

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Cultivating and Sustaining Practice – D0714-20

Date: Jul 13 - 17, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Ann Hamilton

Tuition: $1,275
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Artists are invited to examine and cultivate the ways in which they nurture their studio practice. What are the processes that sustain and inspire immediately as well as inform your practice over a lifetime?...

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Developing Narrative: content, form and color – D0715-20

Date: Jul 13 - 17, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Caitlin Cherry

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Challenge yourself to think critically about the potential for narrative in your work and the ways to enhance a sense of story within a painting. This course examines the distinctive ability for a painting...

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Advanced Studio Practice and Critique – D0816-20

Date: Jul 20 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Dike Blair & Elizabeth Ferrill

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop encourages students to produce work in the studio at their own pace, pausing daily for critical dialog and individual critiques with the instructors. Topics are potentially wide-ranging,...

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Merging Abstraction and Representation – D0817-20

Date: Jul 20 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Rico Gatson

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

The mysterious, powerful realm of abstraction and how it can be used as a visual tool when merged with representation becomes accessible in this acrylic painting workshop. Participants delve into the basic...

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Paint, Fabric and Pattern – D0918-20

Date: Jul 27 - 31, 2020

Skill Level(s): II i

Instructor(s): Padma Rajendran

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Fabrics have a dynamic presence in the world of contemporary art. In this experimental workshop, participants explore the intersection between painting, textiles and pattern. Experimental “paintings”...

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Make; Matter; Meaning – D1019-20

Date: Aug 03 - 07, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Gabriela Salazar

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Challenge convention and broaden the spectrum of your materials in this provocative workshop that encourages participants to see the familiar with new eyes and a fresh take on content and form. Students...

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Mixed Media on Paper: drawing, printmaking and collage – D1020-20

Date: Aug 03 - 07, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Simonette Quamina

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Experiment with works on paper in this mixed-media workshop open to students of all levels. This course focuses on the development of perceptive drawing skills in combination with the use of other media....

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Reinventing the Still Life – D1122-20

Date: Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Karen Lederer

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Discover how to take ordinary still life paintings to the next level. In this mixed-media painting class, participants learn about contemporary artists whose exciting work continues to re-imagine the still...

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Watercolor: details in nature – D1123-20

Date: Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): II i

Instructor(s): Jan Heaton

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Capture what you see; translate what you feel, all via the fluid medium of watercolor. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter with minimal marks and a broad spectrum of techniques to create bold...

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Acrylic: the range of possibilities – D1121-20

Date: Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Asad Faulwell

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Develop a variety of acrylic painting techniques ranging from the very precise and geometric to the more spontaneous and organic. Using these techniques, students learn to push their paintings into new...

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Abstraction, Automatism and Figuration – D1224-20

Date: Aug 17 - 21, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Jennifer Coates

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

In this dynamic painting workshop open to all levels, participants explore the rich overlap between figuration and abstraction with a particular focus on materiality. A look at the history of gestures...

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Automatic/Expressive Drawing – D1225-20

Date: Aug 17 - 21, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): William Downs

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Automatic drawing is a process whereby one enters into an altered state of consciousness to explore the worldview of an artist through the medium of the hands. Gesture drawing is one example. Using automatic...

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The Next Level: expanding your acrylic painting practice – D1226-20

Date: Aug 17 - 21, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Asad Faulwell

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Further your personal development of acrylic painting techniques ranging from very precise geometric painting and very fine line work to more spontaneous and organic techniques. Students practice working...

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The Not-So-Polite Decorative – D1329-20

Date: Aug 24 - 28, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Holly Hughes

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

Gleaning inspiration from the polite decorative arts, this class explores fresh avenues in studio practice that result in paintings from the riotous to the subtle. Discover diverse sources and develop...

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Abstraction and the Potential for Narrative – D1327-20

Date: Aug 24 - 28, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Clare Rojas

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

This intense painting workshop hones skills to make meaningful and concise strides in the practice of abstract painting. The course examines how visual compositions have the potential to address political,...

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Possibilities in Painting, Drawing and Collage – D1328-20

Date: Aug 24 - 28, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Yevgeniya Baras

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

This project-based workshop for beginners guides students to making unique and personal works of art while combining painting, drawing and collage. Technical exploration, perception, development of ideas,...

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Pushing Image into Form: expanding dimension – D1530-20

Date: Sep 07 - 18, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Letha Wilson

Tuition: $1,815
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

In this two-week intensive, students experiment with ways to represent and invoke their surroundings using an interdisciplinary format that embraces painted and/or photographic images, physical layers,...

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