Kamilla Talbot studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Studio School. Solo shows include Trygve Lie Gallery, NY; Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark (2017). She has exhibited her oils and watercolors in numerous group shows in the US and in Europe. Artist residencies include a fully-funded residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as grants to paint in Maine, Italy, Newfoundland, and Iceland. In 2013 she was awarded a full fellowship to the Austevoll/Marstein Fyr residency in Norway. She lives and works in Brooklyn and the Catskills. She teaches or has taught at the National Academy School; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; New York Studio School; The Art Students League; as well as privately.
Four Fridays in April
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
This focused class will allow students to delve into both formal and experimental approaches to the medium. We will explore making powerful images while appreciating the flexibility and immediacy of watercolor.
Week 1: An introduction to watercolor, and to watercolor techniques, including a presentation of Kamilla’s work. A demonstration will lead to students working perceptually from a still life. Stressing the process rather than the outcome, students will familiarize themselves with watercolor, ink, and gouache.
Week 2: Working from a photograph of choice, with a focus on composition and design. Attention to scale (working both small and large) and to tonality will be incorporated with making form. In the afternoon we will visit the Metropolitan Museum’s Drawings and Prints Study Room to experience notable watercolors and ink drawings by masters.
Week 3: Exploring transcriptions, by analyzing reproductions of master works in our own hand. We continue to pursue composition, as well as what makes a painting memorable or poetic. By understanding what makes a painting successful, we gain access to that in our own work.
Week 4: Abstraction and individual direction. Approaches to abstraction including cropping and collage will be pursued. We will marry technique with personal expression in this final class.
The class will meet four Fridays for 6 hours each, and the instructor will be present during that time. Students will be given assignments which will be reviewed during the next session. Both individual attention and group critiques will assist students with their personal journeys.