Finkelstein studied at the Cooper Union with Rueben Kadish and Nicolas Marsicano and at the Yale School of Art with Lester Johnson. He has taught at the Hartford Art School, the College of William and Mary, Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School, and the Washington DC Studio School. In 1983 he received a Fulbright Fellowship for Painting in Italy. Since then he has received numerous awards, including a French government grant and the Julius Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy. Finkelstein has had solo exhibitions at the Kraushaar Gallery; the Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ; the Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX, and the Between the Muse Gallery, Rockland, ME. His work has also been exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the Ingber Gallery, the Portland Museum of Art, as well as the National Academy Museum.
Drawing: Form and Movement
9am - 12pm
To draw is to express yourself in a special visual language. Learn how the language enables you to render on a flat page the spaces and volumes that you observe around you. As we work from the live model and other subjects, we consult historical examples to see how artists have used shape, plane, and rhythm. Awaken yourself to the sensation of seeing a whole page develop at once. Discover the pleasure of making your drawing move, and express yourself in this particular visual language.
Painting: The Essential Elements
1pm - 4pm
Explore your potential as you handle the material of oil paint. Learn to stretch canvases, prepare surfaces, and clean brushes correctly. Become acquainted with the language of painting through different approaches to working from life. Historical examples will be presented. While not necessary, the student is encouraged to continue for the 16-week semester. Being a structured 16 week course, in which one exercise leads to another. It runs through the first and second quarters and repeats again through the third and fourth quarters. Students can enter in the second or the fourth quarter as long as they understand that some of the information will have already been covered.