Course Details

9500: Winter Studio: Painting from References

February 12-14
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

What’s next in the "studio" can be a conundrum, and plein air days are on hold. Come explore various painting approaches using your own reference materials as subject. Whether working representationally or abstractly, students will develop new ways to think about their work by simplifying elements to build a solid composition, observation of light and values, color mixing, and paint application. Instruction includes discussion, critiques, and personal attention. Painting experience is useful, however all levels welcome. Class members work in water media only (watercolor or acrylic paint, no oils on campus). For the first class, come prepared with several reference samples of subjects important to you to paint from.

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Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: In-Person

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Kate Mcconnell

Kate McConnell is a visual artist who lives and works in Washington, DC, and Provincetown, MA. Before painting full time, Kate was a noted book designer with Time Warner and Smithsonian Press, and was an instructor in book arts and typography and publication design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC.