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MODEL SESSION JULY 2
$40

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017
$40

Join us for a six-hour model session. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Single pose all day. No instruction, just a chance to paint or draw uninterrupted. Price includes model, beverages, and snacks. Bring your lunch. Bring a portable easel and painting or drawing supplies. Only odorless solvent (Gamsol), if used. Come as early as 9:30 a.m. for coffee and to set up. Model will start at 10. Limit: 10 participants.
BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
COLLAGE: OBSERVATION AND INTERPRETATION
$575

WITH MEREDITH FIFE DAY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20-MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

(lunch is provided)
Collage is a way of approaching painting that honors its traditions and formal rigors while personalizing its expressive possibilities.

Breaking apart what seemed whole and piecing together fragments gives new identity to what was "known.” Interpretation is begun, and a changed, discrete world emerges from unexpected combinations and separations.

We will create our own collage paper using water-based paint. Interiors, still life and landscape will be points of departure.

Meredith Fife Day has worked with collage for 15 years in tandem with her longtime commitment to painting. Many painters she reveres are referenced in her work and teaching. She also credits Gee’s Bend Quilters and children’s art as inspirations.



BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
STILL LIFE: BUILT AND PAINTED
$575

WITH CATHERINE KEHOE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6-MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(lunch is provided)
How much is enough? Time lends depth to the painted image and frees us to pare down to the essential. Participants will build and light individual still-life setups and have four 6-hour sessions to complete one painting. This will be an antidote to the typical three-hour classroom paintings.
Day one: Build a setup and light it. Do several drawings to analyze the selection. Arrive at a final drawing on the painting support by the end of the day.
Day two: Do a first pass on the painting, covering it with your best color. By the end of the session the paint will be thin or scraped.
Day three: Do a second pass on the painting, assessing the color and value relationships and changing them, based on current lighting conditions.
Day four: Final pass on the painting, improving color and value relationships. Group discussion and review.
Medium: oil paint
BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
WATERCOLOR: SEEN AND INVENTED
$450

WITH NANCY McCARTHY
Friday, November 10-Sunday, November 12, 2017
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(lunch is provided)
A sense of play will be central as we create images from imagination and observation using watercolor as our medium. We will generate multiple pieces as we discover the specific language of the medium: transparency, shape, color, value and line. This workshop is for beginners as well as experienced watercolor artists.

BLACK POND STUDIO CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
EARTH AND SKY

WITH HARRY STOOSHINOFF

September 25-29, 2017
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
$700

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
— Kurt Vonnegut

We will begin by walking the landscape and recording motifs with photos and quick compositional sketches that will serve as studio reference. The majority of our investigations will take place in studio with a collage resource file that we will produce and use as a group.
There will be ample opportunity for one-on-one feedback and group discussion. Objectives include color mixing, developing composition skills, and resolving a painting in one sitting.
Three types of small painted compositions will be created in a studio setting:
1) abstract collages, with or without over-painted additions.
2) small format paintings from landscape motifs
3) combination collages/paintings from landscape motifs.
Participants will produce two pieces each day of the workshop.
Materials:
• acrylic paints
• small format art papers or painting panels
(9 x 12 inches is a good panel size. 11x14 inch heavy art papers will provide some space for a border around the work).
• Water soluble white glue (Lepages or Natura are common brands. Yes! Paste is an ideal glue choice)
• A brayer or small rolling pin for the collage work.
Limit: 10 participants