Taking inspiration from the history of cinema and painting, students will examine the parallels between these two media. How can color, value, composition, and texture be used to create a narrative progression and a passage of time? What is narrative and can it be expressed abstractly as well as literally? Each week we will look deeply into these concepts across a selection of contemporary and historical paintings and films. Thematically, we will focus on still life, landscape, and interior as the starting points for creating a narrative. Students will be given a prompt to experiment with in their own paintings and drawings. Students will develop technical and conceptual skills that are crucial to the painting process. The course will include image presentations, film clips, and recommendations for further film viewing and reading. Meetings will be held on Zoom and work will be shared on the Padlet platform.
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Hours for online workshops: Determined by individual instructors.
In-person workshops begin at 10 a.m. eastern time.
Online classes at Black Pond are meant to be interactive.
Your voice, and the voices of all participants, are vital to the experience. We seek to protect the intellectual property of our instructors. For these reasons, we generally do not record online meetings. If you are registered for a workshop and need to miss a meeting, please contact us (not your instructor) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 24 hours in advance to request a recording of that meeting. Recordings are available for 48 hours.
We do not record entire workshops.
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