October 26-30 | 10 am-5 pm EST
Instructor: Aleah Chapin
We are thrilled to have Aleah Chapin as an instructor this year and hope that you will take advantage of studying with this amazing artist. This is an online class, so you can join us from anywhere!
Why is it that we paint and don’t just take photographs when our goal is realism? Because paint breathes life into an image. Each brush mark is made with intention, and the accidents that inherently happen are the cornerstone to a painting feeling alive. In this online, 5 day intensive workshop, we will explore different ways to bring our paintings to life by focusing on how to paint skin. We will zoom in and scale up from traditional figurative painting, abstracting the body so we can focus on the language of skin. This class will be about the dance between intention and impulse, control and abandon, so we learn to create paintings that feel alive, in every sense of that word.
Aleah will conduct a painting demo each day and will provide opportunity for questions, daily check-ins, and critique. Students will begin each day with a 2o minute drawing warmup excercise working from an unclothed model provided via video. Each afternoon will be spent painting from photograph. Students may choose their reference images from a large image bank of photographs provided by the instructor. At least some oil painting experience is recommended but not required.
This class will be held via ZOOM meetings, To download the free ZOOM app, click here.
CLICK HERE for a detailed daily schedule. Class will be held Eastern Standard Time.
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About the instructor:
Born in 1986, Aleah Chapin grew up on an island north of Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2012. Aleah has attended residencies at the Leipzig International Art Programme in Germany and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Recent exhibitions have included the 2016 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; The Ingram Collection: Bodies, Woking, UK and a solo show, Within Wilds at Flowers Gallery, London. She has been a recipient of the Willard L. Metcalf Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Posey Foundation Scholarship, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a Postgraduate Fellowship from the New York Academy of Art, and won the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2012.
Aleah now lives and paints in the Pacific Northwest, where the people and place of her home are the foundation of her work.
Refunds can not be given for this workshop unless cancelled by Townsend Atelier.