Learn about upcoming intensive studio workshops designed specifically for artists who are also art educators.
July 15-20, 2013This intensive offers artists a comprehensive residency experience in a shorter period of time. From Monday to Saturday, museum visits, studio work, workshops and demonstrations combine to provide a total immersion experience in an urban setting of contemporary art. Artists choose one of three disciplines that are offered. Demonstrations will provide a base for learning new techniques to deepen personal studio work and may also be developed for classroom experiences. Participants will produce a portfolio of work that will be presented for a final critique/seminar at the end of this week-long studio intensive. Graduate students will be required to produce a greater quantity of work.
Monotype Printmaking will provide a brief overview of the history of monotype and show examples of historical and contemporary monotypes, as well as prints from the AIB student archive. The first demonstration, An Introduction to Monotype, will introduce subtractive and additive monotype techniques in black and white oil-based inks. In subtractive monotypes the ink is rolled on to cover the plate completely (creating a solid black) and then ink is removed with a variety of tools (brushes,rags, q-tips) to create the image. In additive monotypes the use of solvents and mediums to create ink washes will also be introduced. The concept of the cognate or "ghost" print will be explored, as will issues of paper preparation, press use and plate registration. The second demonstration, Techniques in Color Monotype, will introduce a range of techniques that can achieve multi-colored prints including stencil and water-based monotypes. Participants will learn to create stencils using mylar that can be re-inked and used in a variety of ways to create series of related monotypes. Then the use of watercolor paints and Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils to create monotypes in a non-toxic environment will be explored. In this technique images can be created in water-based media at home and brought in to print in the studio, since the damp paper reactivates the image when it is printed. Faculty: Bryan SmithLocation: the Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Each class will meet at a different location throughout the city (weather permitting) to paint directly on site in either a park or an urban setting. We will discuss how to deal with the practical issues of painting outside as well as come up with economical, compact and convenient alternatives to expensive and cumbersome outdoor painting gear. Once outfitted and in the field, we will explore color and how it functions to create a specific sensation of space, form, light and atmosphere in a landscape painting. As the class progresses we will discuss how to develop our paintings in the studio to maximize the intended effect experienced on site. Approaches to painting the landscape in the studio from photos, memory, imagination, and models will be explored.Faculty: Tony ApesosLocation: the Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Digital Photography will explore the techniques and language of photography in a digital environment through demonstrations and exercises. For those looking to learn to use their camera better or refresh to their current portfolio, this course will engage the effective technical and aesthetic uses of digital photography. Participants will be able to shoot new photographs during the residency, but are encouraged to bring previously made imaged to the classroom. This course will also include field trips to local art venues (libraries, galleries, museums) to see how classroom skills can be applied in a professional exhibition environment. Using a variety of Adobe software (Photoshop, Lightroom) as a means of advanced image correction, and utilizing the resources available in the printing lab, the goal of the class will be to produce a portfolio of photographs on a unified theme of the participant’s choice. Required course materials: DSLR camera w/card (or digital camera with manual controls). Related camera accessories (like flash or a tripod) and a portable, bus-powered external hart drive to store and transport your files. Faculty: Matthew Gamber
July 21-27, 2013
This intensive is designed for artists and art educators who are interested in infusing and informing their individual practice with a variety of expressive mediums that expand their existing repertoire of techniques. Demonstrations will include Pen and Ink, Monotype Printing, Photo Transfer Process, Watercolor and Assemblage/Collage. Participants may choose one or more new techniques to incorporate into their professional work while they expand and strengthen their skills as teachers.Each day will begin with a morning session that introduces new materials, methods and demonstrations. Works by contemporary artists challenge participants to develop their personal artist vision in ways that demonstrate a deeper understanding of the relationship between art and meaning. Afternoon sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to select from and apply processes within their own professional work. Exploration of new practices will provide the means to further explore ideas and develop a unique body of work. Participants may choose to work from life, imagination or previously established content. Evening sessions will be group critiques and prompted discussions where participants show work from the day and discuss concepts, discoveries, challenges and contexts within the contemporary art world. Faculty: Joan RyanLocation: College of the Atlantic campus which overlooks Frenchman Bay and Bar Island in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Landscape Seascape; Outdoor Painting will take advantage of the varied environment on the coast of Maine. Participants will paint directly from nature to explore the landscape from the macro to the micro in its richness of flora, geology and ever changing light utilizing a variety of painterly approaches. Students will focus on plein air painting but will also consider the use of photographic reference. As well as working in the field and studio, classes will include slide lectures, demonstrations, plus one-on-one and group critiques.Faculty: Tony ApesosLocation: College of the Atlantic campus which overlooks Frenchman Bay and Bar Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. Tuition$500: Non-credit tuition for Teachers Only or$1,575: 3 Undergraduate credits or$2,700: 3 Graduate creditsRegistration Fee: $30PDPs available upon request Additional FeesBar Harbor, Maine $575/Single; $485 Shared (Meals included) Boston/Cambridge $558/Single + air conditioning (No Meals included)Refund Policy Participants must withdraw 1 week prior to the start of the class in order to receive a full tuition refund (less registration fee).
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