with Mary Moquin
LENGTH: 6 weeks, Starts January 11
PRICE: Members $135 Non Members $150
The primary object of this course is to increase your artistic vocabulary through experimentation and is geared to more advanced students. An advanced student is someone who and feels they have reached a point in which they have certain tools firmly under their belt but feel stuck and uncertain as to where their work is going now. They are ready to push it to the next level. We often fall into patterns of working and develop limiting beliefs of what painting is “supposed to be”. This course will push you to experiment to find a mode of expression that is uniquely yours. Participants will work on multiple similar paintings at the same time. With multiples going, there is the ability to compare and make decisions more freely without the fear of “messing” something up and different solutions to perceived problems can be tried. The extended class time will allow for periodic critiques and presentations. All mediums are welcome. As there is a print press on site, various printmaking techniques can also be explored and incorporated.
- Bring 5 paintings to the first class that you feel are consistent with your work: 2 of these should be pieces that you feel have problems but have potential that you would like to explore further.
- Additional materials will be discussed during the first class but will include the following: sheets of gessoed paper or canvas NOT stretched to a specific size. Gessoed paper or canvas can be taped to a board to work on. It is important that the shape is not predetermined so that we can experiment more freely with composition.
- Bring painting/drawing supplies, oil, acrylic, pastels. Those using oils should bring liquin or a similar glazing medium a transparent burnt umber and raw sienna for glazing- Acrylic artists should bring gloss medium varnish, a gel medium and an optional matt medium varnish. Pastelists should consider working in mixed media with acrylic/oil or watercolor.
Instructor Website: http://www.capecodfineartist.com/
Instructor Bio: MARY MOQUIN-Received her BFA in Printmaking from Southeastern Mass University and her MFA in painting from UMASS Dartmouth. Her work is shown at the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet and South Dennis. She is an award winning artist, her artwork has been included in juried regional, national and international shows.