Concept & Process in Painting – JANSTU2020D

Date: Jan 06 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Leslie Shows

Tuition: $1,800
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $55


Develop and deepen your studio art practice through group and individual critiques. Students “zoom out” to define and refine bodies of work as a whole through portfolio presentations, focusing on context and conceptual frameworks. Individualized prompts, readings, and technical demonstrations support students’ painting projects during the workshop, generating new processes and formal possibilities for work. This three-week painting intensive fosters studio time, engagement with a community of painters and rigorous study. There are discussions and slide lectures about historical and contemporary painting, readings, explorations and techniques for generating imagery. There are assigned and self-directed painting projects with ample studio time and critiques. Students may use any preferred two- dimensional mediums and may expand into mixed media, unconventional surfaces and substrates, assemblage and installation, or focus on traditional painting techniques.


Acrylic, oil, ink, collage, pastel, drawing, watercolor


Leslie Shows has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. Solo exhibitions include the Scottsdale MoCA and the Walter McBean Gallery at SFAI, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses since 2009.

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