Davide Cantoni was born in Italy, Cantoni completed his BA Fine Art at the Slade School in London where he was awarded a Boise travel scholarship in 1988 for an exchange year at the Hochschule Der Kunst in Berlin. Attended the Royal College of Art and received an MA (RCA) in Painting in 1993. His work has been shown extensively in Europe and the USA as well as Asia, and is included in many public and private collections, MOMA and OSRAM collections amongst others. Cantoni’s artistic practice has over the years has focused on the way our society presents images and how they are consumed, Cantoni’s particular interest is in relation to news imagery published in the New York Times. He has lived and worked in NYC for the last 20 years.
Advanced Total Painting
9:30am - 12:30pm
Explore a variety of media in this intensive, transformative learning experience for artists ready to work at the professional level. Lectures, conceptual study, and studio activity will encompass your painting. You’ll be encouraged to use any technique and embark on your own individual projects.
Adobe's After Effects Crash Course
10am - 12:30pm
One of the most used animation and visual effects packages in the world today. A basic and invaluable tool for any artist, After Effects is increasingly used in the realm of fine art. This workshop will introduce students to the possibilities of AE, students will learn how to get started with the basics of After Effects, building projects and be introduced to the various aspects of working with moving images and creating simple animations. Open to all students. Basic knowledge of photoshop will be a major bonus.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
1pm - 3:30pm
Adobe Photoshop is a complex graphics, image editing software and paint program and it has become an industry standard and an invaluable tool for artists, designers, and photographers, to edit graphics as well as create and manipulate images. Over the duration of this course, we will learn the basics so that you can complete the most essential tasks of image creation and manipulation, but we will also delve into some of the more advanced features so as to get as much out of the program as possible. Open to all students.