The Journey of a Painting: generating large works from small-scale studies – D1529-18

Date: Sep 10 - 21, 2018

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Roberto Juarez

Tuition: $1,600
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45


Expand your painting practice to a larger format while retaining the excitement and freshness of spontaneous small-scale work in this intensive painting workshop. We begin by developing a series of smaller maquettes of collaged images sourced from painted matter, cut-up drawings, found books and internet searches. Through ample studio time as well as discussion and feedback between the instructor and the class, the goal of the workshop is for students to develop at least three large-format paintings derived from a grouping of small-scale works.

Media & Techniques:

We combine and layer collage with painting for our smaller studies. The surfaces of the large paintings made from these designs are acrylic paint and Eastern paper. Canvas (no smaller than 3′ x 3′) is prepared in the studio. Small designs are translated using a demonstrated gridding system.


Students gather collage materials from items brought to class as well as from thrift stores and scavenging. We engage in demonstrations, at least three group critiques, one-on-one feedback from the instructor, and plenty of studio time to develop work and experiment with demonstrated techniques.


Roberto Juarez is a painter, printmaker and public artist who exhibits in New York City and nationally. His public work can be found at Grand Central Terminal Station and the Miami Airport. Roberto’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum, Denver Art Museum and LACMA.

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