July 23-25, 2021
10 am-5 pm EST @ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Edmond Praybe
Medium- Oil or Acrylic Paint and Drawing (pencil or charcoal)
Over the course of this three-day intensive workshop, students will develop approaches towards exploring still life painting as a vehicle for expressing a personal vision. Loud, quiet, messy, ordered, rough, or polished we all have our own unique personality and artistic traits. Students will be encouraged to utilize and push their own tendencies into new and engaging places artistically. A range of daily drawing and painting exercises will prepare students to enter a mindset of focus and energy when approaching their main painting project.
Each student will arrange their own still life and paint and draw directly from life. Students will execute a variety of quicker studies as well as one painting sustained over the duration of the workshop. Emphasis will be placed on arranging the still life, light, color combinations and palette, abstract structure, format, scale, value relationships, reaction vs. analysis, and the role of change in painting. The importance of balancing intuition and critical analysis will also be addressed. Demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations, individual feedback, and group critiques will be given on each day’s topic.
Day 1- Arranging, Composing, Scale, Developing a Palette
Day 2- Re-evaluating, Adjusting, Measuring, Value and Color Masses
Day 3- Disruption and Forced Change, Looking and Sustained Engagement, Resolution vs. ‘Finish’
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. For students traveling from out of town, please contact us if you need accommodation recommendations and we will be happy to help!
At the time of this posting, masks, social distancing, and daily temperature taking will be required by the instructor, staff, and students. The class will be limited in size so that we can spread out in our beautiful studio.
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About the instructor:
Edmond Praybe is an award-winning painter and teaching artist currently based outside of Baltimore, MD. He shows his work widely in juried and invitational exhibitions across the US and is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York City and Y Art in Baltimore. Edmond received his BFA in painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. He has taught classes, workshops and lectured in the Mid-Atlantic region for the better part of a decade.
Refunds can not be given for visiting artist workshops unless workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier.