Jenny Carolin received her MFA in Painting from Syracuse University and her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Honors include a residency grant at the Stonehouse Foundation, the Jerome Solomon Foundation Grant, and the Posey Foundation Grant. Carolin’s strong technical training in the traditions of painting and drawing are paired a performance art practice and self-deprecating humor which focuses on characters acting out questions of identity and gender roles. Carolin is a cofounder of the Mudhouse Residency in Agios Ioannis, Crete, and the Director of Educational Programming at Shoestring Press.
Constructing the Figure
1pm - 4pm
Learn to construct solid and anatomically correct figure and portrait drawings. Through lectures, demonstrations and individual instruction this course will cover the anatomical, structural and surface forms of the head and figure. With a focus on the gesture as our starting point, we will identify the line of the body and develop the constitution of the figure through sequentially longer poses. There will be an emphasis on proportion, tone, line quality and light on form. Additionally, we will introduce materials beyond charcoal, including India ink and chalk pastels, to accentuate fluidity and movement. Drawing is the foundation of many forms of visual expression and by concentrating on the foundational principles of drawingthe figure students will expand their knowledge through direct observation of the live model. Open to all levels.
Contemporary Figure Painting
9am - 12pm
Learn to create unique and personal paintings while working from a live model. This class engages students in a studio practice that explores the technical and theoretical creation of works of art. There will be a mixed focus on portraiture and nude figure painting throughout the semester. The course will progress from observation and analysis of painting the live model, to the integration of imagination and personal expression into your work. Students will be encouraged to utilize composition, color, cropping, and context to develop their own visual language in their work. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion, and structure, as well as appropriation and the use of photography as reference material. Open to all levels.