WITH STEPHANIE PIERCE
Five weekly meetings.
1:00-4:30 p.m. eastern time, US and Canada
In this painting workshop, students will explore light, time, and underlying geometry. Subjects lit by natural and artificial light will be painted from direct observation. Formal strategies such as reductive drawing, use of the grid, and collage will be investigated. Projects will examine color as light to create compositions that amplify aspects of the subject. As Giacometti said, “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Participants will work on a larger, ongoing painting throughout the five weeks, accompanied by smaller one-session works each week. Emphasis will be on keeping the work open, letting go of preconceived outcomes, and responding to weekly prompts. Reflecting on your work through writing will also be part of the process. Prior painting experience working from observation is recommended. Oil paint is the suggested medium.
Meetings will be held on Zoom, and work will be shared on an online platform.