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BLACK POND STUDIO

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BLUEPRINT FOR A BETTER PAINTING

WITH ELIZABETH GEIGER
SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
(lunch is provided)
This workshop will open for registration in January 2018

In this workshop we will develop a series of studies to address drawing, composition, tonal and color issues individually BEFORE the final painting.
This preparatory work will help participants approach a painting with greater understanding and confidence. Painters will explore compositional ideas with thumbnails and drawings, create an underlying tonal structure with black and white paintings and finally experiment with color templates using only a handful of colors. Working from still lifes setups, participants will make major decisions before attempting their final piece.
BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
COMPOSITION AND PAINT

WITH AMY MAHNICK
November 9-12, 2018 (Friday-Monday)

This workshop will open for registration in January 2018
BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
PUSHING PAINT

WITH JENNIFER POCHINSKI
AUGUST 20-24, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
(lunch is provided)

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.
email blackpondstudio@gmail.com to be added to waiting list.

The week will start out with painting from a large still life. These will be quick reactions on small fugitive supports such as canvas boards or paper. Mid-week we will work from a model. Again, these will be quick, untethered exercises. The last two days we will be working from photos that each participant will provide.
Whether working from the natural world, or the mediated world, these subjects are just vehicles that trigger quick responses. Done from the gut, premier coup — no tweaking later! Each afternoon will be spent on one canvas — a new one each day. The goals: to learn to trust first instincts, to hone skills by painting what is directly observed — but without overthinking or second-guessing, rendering or decorating. It will be a week of unfiltered mark making; maybe some stretching into new territory which each painter can carry into her own practice.

BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
PUSHING PAINT 2

WITH JENNIFER POCHINSKI
AUGUST 27-31, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
(lunch is provided)

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.
Please email blackpondstudio@gmail.com to be added to the wait list.

The week will start out with painting from a large still life. These will be quick reactions on small fugitive supports such as canvas boards or paper. Mid-week we will work from a model. Again, these will be quick, untethered exercises. The last two days we will be working from photos that each participant will provide.
Whether working from the natural world, or the mediated world, these subjects are just vehicles that trigger quick responses. Done from the gut, premier coup — no tweaking later! Each afternoon will be spent on one canvas — a new one each day. The goals: to learn to trust first instincts, to hone skills by painting what is directly observed — but without overthinking or second-guessing, rendering or decorating. It will be a week of unfiltered mark making; maybe some stretching into new territory which each painter can carry into her own practice.