Michele Liebler received her B.F.A. from Purchase College in painting and drawing and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. She studied with Mary Beth McKenzie. She has exhibited in such venues as Parrish Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum, National Academy Museum, Butler Institute of American Art and private collections internationally. She received numerous awards including Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, GIP Grant, Horlick Painting Award, and Arnot Art Museum Award for Painting. She is represented by First Street Gallery in NYC.
Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media
Mondays & Tuesdays
9am - 12pm
Experiment with a variety of mediums in combination with various type of surfaces. Students can use Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil paint and Colored Pencils in this class. The surface directly influences mark making whether your style is traditional or contemporary. Many different artists used mixed media such as Degas, Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Jim Dine and Rauschenberg just to name a few. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea is to combine and layer materials to create unique works. Students will be encouraged to work from their choice of subjects such as still life, figure, designs and their own sketches. The point of this class is for students to discover their own visual language. Beginners to advance students are welcomed.
Contemporary Still Life and Portrait for Beginners
9am - 12pm
Students in this course will explore and practice painting techniques to create exciting and compelling still lifes and portraits with oil paint. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be discussed while learning the fundamentals of color, form, composition, proportions, and perspective. Develop what it takes to make images happen and make them come alive. Experiment with different techniques step-by- step instruction in glazing, knife painting, dry brush, broken color, and wet-in-wet paint to enhance a personal creative expression. Students will be encouraged to do a series of paintings while elaborating on their own visual language. This course will help beginners and be informative to advance students.