Visual Dreaming in the Life Studio
Master Class Intensive with Stuart Shils
Intermediate to Advanced
April 9 – 11, 2019
Class will start with an orientation/digital presentation April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
This 3 day workshop approaches working from ‘life’ with a model through the graphic priorities of ‘painting’ as opposed to anatomy or any ideas about ‘how to’ paint the figure as in neoclassical ateliers. For us, the presence of the ‘model’ will serve as a shifting and relative point of reference within the studio and our focus will be on response to the visual possibilities presented there in the room. Large themes of inquiry will embrace the fluid nature of composition, the subjectivity of perception, clarity of observation and, the role of the loaded brush improvisationally informed by color.
Much emphasis will also be placed on drawing with graphite and crayons. And we’ll use acrylic paint on paper as our primary medium.
The first meeting for this workshop will be April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Stuart will present an orientation talk and digital presentation at the Arts Center. Class will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day thereafter and will continue through 5:00 p.m. each day. As Stuart will begin a demo at around 12:30 p.m. each day students should plan on bringing a lunch.
Additional evening events will include a presentation by Stuart of his own work to the students – opportunities for dinner gatherings and ongoing discussion and critique are arranged on an ongoing basis giving this workshop a broad scope and richness.
See the additional and separate workshop with Stuart Shils offered just before this one on April 5 – 7, 2017.
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.