Jenny Carolin

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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.


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Figure Drawing Movement and Expression Workshop
Jenny Carolin

Monday and Tuesday, August 19 & 20, 2019 1pm-4pm

The purpose of this course is to become acquainted with movement as a quality inherent to life drawing. Through an exploration of essential mark-making, we will be using the immediacy of the gesture drawing to celebrate both the expressive potential of the dynamic pose and the lyricism and grace of the human figure. We will be learning the identify the line of the body, and develop the structure of the form through sequentially longer poses. Finally, we will experiment with materials beyond charcoal, including india ink and pastel, to accentuate fluidity and movement.

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Contemporary Figure Painting
Jenny Carolin

9:30am - 12:30pm

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.