Advanced Painting: a praxis engaged – D1020-18

Date: Aug 06 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Rubens Ghenov

Tuition: $1,090
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45


Open your painting practice to new possibilities in an intensive workshop designed for experienced painters. We participate in engaging studio time and focused critiques. Students work on their own self-directed prompts and projects amidst one-on-one and group discussions and critiques structured by the instructor, highlighting color choices, the treatment of surface and other elements of painting that affect content. Films, articles and conversations take place in class to foster discourse and strengthen praxes. Students are encouraged to bring a digital portfolio of recent work as a stepping-stone to opening up a dialogue about their research, modus operandi and craft.

Media & Techniques:

Students are encouraged to work with their own choice of paint such as acrylic, oil, etc., and/or other media and should bring the materials needed to make their work to class.


Every day entails discussions and slide lectures on contemporary art and art history, readings, ample studio time, one-on-one and group critiques. We review work you are interested in continuing within your own practice or you are welcome to start a new body of work.


Rubens Ghenov was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, TSA Brooklyn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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