Fall 2015 Continuing Education Catalog
Studio Art Courses + Workshops Fall 2015
View the online Fall 2015 Continuing Education catalog or review the remaining fall courses and workshops below.
Ink Painting + Chinese Calligraphy
Saturdays 9:00 am–4:00 pm (No class on November 28)
Five Weeks (November 7–December 12)
Non-Credit / Tuition: $470
Chinese calligraphy and ink painting allow artists to develop focus, balance, composition and mark-making vocabularies—skills which translate to other art forms as well. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, you will create contemporary artwork using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques, learn basic Chinese calligraphy brushwork as well as Chinese painting themes including bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms and chrysanthemums. You will study at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exploring their outstanding collection of Chinese calligraphy and examine the works of Western artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and Ross Bleckner, all of whom employed elements of Chinese calligraphy in their work. Learn how the unique skills of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting can make lively contributions to your own contemporary art practice.
Watercolor and Inventive Thinking
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
Five Weeks (November 2–November 30)
Non-Credit / Tuition: $280
This workshop will allow you to experiment, invent and create new combinations of figurative or abstract images with watercolor or acrylic wash. Using visualization, imagination and your own intuition this course will assist you to unlock your "inventive thinking." You will be able to develop an image that does not exist in the real world. Also, you will experiment with combinations of techniques that can be used to create works of art that appear complex, yet easy to produce. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows them to progress at their own pace. All the elements of painting are introduced in guided exercises that will be held inside the studio and taken outdoors. Works can be done in any scale with watercolor or Acrylic wash on Aquabord or preferred watercolor paper. Flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to reach your full potential ability to paint without restriction.
Saturdays 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Two Day Workshop (December 5 and December 12)
Non-Credit / Tuition: $200
This intensive two-week workshop will introduce watercolor painting techniques and concepts to students new to the medium. You will leave the course proficient in the use of watercolor; the class will cover all basics, including creating a portable watercolor easel, tearing paper, paint handling, color mixing, creating washes and gradients, under-drawing, composition, color usage and planning pictures. We will view and discuss innovative watercolors by historical and contemporary artists and learn how to fully exploit the medium in creative and expressive ways.