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.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 24, 25 and 26, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This workshop will introduce students to the history of wood carving and its use in contemporary sculpture. The techniques used to shape the wood will be examined, the practical aspects of using and sharpening the tools, selecting the size, volume and type of wood to carve, as well as finishing of the surface of the artwork. Students will have a completed project at the conclusion of the workshop. Wood is included.