Figurative Painting from the Cell Phone
MARCH 16, 23, 30, & APRIL 6 (make-up, if needed: APRIL 13)—Mondays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: March 4
Painting the figure is as old as the history of art. The human form has inspired artists as a symbol of the human condition, or been used as a point of departure for abstraction. In this four-part class, take a fresh approach to traditional figurative art by translating casual cell-phone snapshots into a fully realized painting. Explore a range of artistic interpretations of the figure through a tour of the Museum’s Collection, then bring your own approach to composition, color, space, and form to add meaning to your artwork.
Instructor Joel Edwards is founder and codirector of CANVAS ArtSpace in Hendersonville. He holds an undergraduate degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Residencies include the AICA Studio Program in New York and the Sante Fe Master’s program with American contemporary master figurative painter Eric Fischl and Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler.
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.