February 17-19, 2023
10am-5pm EST @ Townsend Atelier
instructor: Christina Weaver
In this 3-day oil painting workshop, we will breathe life into a classic genre by encouraging change in our subjects. Working from an evolving setup is one way of bringing freshness and flexibility into the studio. One canvas will be developed over the course of the class, where painters and paintings must adapt to arrangements that are altered through both deliberate and passive means. Quick decisions and gut responses will guide our compositions as components rearrange, wither, bloom, or disappear.
This open, dynamic process will be anchored in careful observation, with emphasis on accurate drawing, shape, value structure, and color relationships. Paint application and edge quality will also be prioritized in the creation of a richly layered surface.
Each day will begin with demonstration and lecture, followed by an hour for lunch. Students will paint in the afternoon, guided by one-on-one instruction.
Materials list coming soon
About the instructor:
Christina Weaver (born 1987) grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University Bloomington. She has received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for artists who work representationally and was awarded the Scheidt Memorial Travel Scholarship in 2011. In 2015 she was a resident artist at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she has taught drawing and painting in a variety of settings. Her paintings are exhibited nationwide and have been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Christina lives near Waynesville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We are unable to give refunds for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier.