WITH NANCY McCARTHY
Tuesdays 6:30 -10 p.m.
September 12 and 26
October 10 and 24
November 7 and 21
December 5 and 19
There are 3 main objectives in this ONLINE class:
• To identify aspects of your work that are distinct and personal to your painting, and to explore ways of developing and fortifying those aspects.
• To determine areas of your work that are weak and/or diminish your work and (using a variety of exercises), work to improve those areas.
• To establish a consistent, disciplined painting practice.
The goal of creating more personal and powerful paintings will be addressed by considering the following issues: content, composition/format, color, surface as well as materials and craft. We will explore the aspects of painting that interest each student most, including experimentation with materials and conceptual and technical approaches to painting or more traditional work from observation. Classes consist of discussion, image presentations and critique. Each student will develop a set of written goals as well as a painting schedule. Students must be present and are encouraged to participate in all discussion and critiques. Students will post new work, preliminary drawings, and work in progress on the Padlet each week for discussion. Additionally, students are required to research and identify their relatives, 3 artists whose work shares common elements with their own work or the work they aspire to do.
Those who want more structure and/or direction will be given assignments tailored to their particular needs. Group discussion of student work along with looking at contemporary and historical painting will enhance the class.
Meetings will be held on Zoom and work will be shared on Padlet, the online platform.