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OCT 18 - OCT 22, 2017
Join us for several museum tours and a variety of oil painting workshops here at the church studio.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
ARTIST COMMON AUTUMN WORKSHOP 2017
 
Autumn is the best time to visit New England. Join us in a renovated church studio for workshops taught by professional artists Brad Aldridge, Julia Bringhurst Blake, Leslie Whyte Graff, and J. Kirk Richards. Visit four of our favorite Massachusetts art museums. Lodging is available in the church studio apartment and in the adjoining rectory. The schedule is as follows:
 

Workshop instructors and presenters:

 

BRAD ALDRIDGE
Workshop: Landscape Painting


The goal of this workshop is to develop the participants’ visual vocabulary with the ultimate aim of clearly and specifically using landscape as a vehicle for self-expression. We will discuss advantages and methods of painting the landscape on location using direct observation, as well as painting landscape in the studio, using photographic references. Instruction will be given in a variety of methods, including group teaching, instructor demonstrations, in addition to individual instruction.

Brad's work can be viewed at www.bradaldridge.com

 

JULIA BRINGHURST BLAKE
Workshop: Intuitive Abstract Painting


Using color and conviction, this workshop will explore abstraction. Practice throwing paint around intuitively using thought, ideas and emotion.

Julia's work can be viewed at juliablakeart.com

 

LESLIE WHYTE GRAFF
Presentation


Leslie will present on engaging meaning, metaphor, and visual rhetoric to create powerful art.

Leslie's work can be viewed at lesliegraff.com

 

J. KIRK RICHARDS
Workshop: Composing with the Human Figure


We will talk about and practice designing a composition with multiple figures, with an emphasis on shapes, rhythm, volume, and color placement. We will practice beginning a composition from imagination and developing the composition further with the aid of a live model.

Kirk's work can be viewed at jkirkrichards.com

 

MUSEUM VISITS

Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell.
www.nrm.org/

The collection of the Clark features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, and John Singer Sargent.
www.clarkart.edu

MASS MoCA exhibits art by both well-known and emerging artists, focusing on large-scale, immersive installations that would be impossible to realize in conventional museums. The broad-shouldered, raw industrial character of its soaring galleries (with 110,000 square feet of open and often naturally lit space) has proven both inspiring and liberating to artists.
massmoca.org

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art, welcoming more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary.
www.mfa.org






 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW:

$615
Tuition includes all workshops plus a bunk bed for four nights in a shared co-ed studio apartment at Artist Common. Limited availability. Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Artist Common, art supplies, or museum admission. Please let us know if you're willing to help with transportation to the museums. No tuition refunds after July 4th.


 

or

$720
Tuition includes all workshops plus a bed for four nights in a shared room at Blake Studio (the adjoining renovated rectory). Limited availability. Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Artist Common, art supplies, or museum admission. Please let us know if you're willing to help with transportation to the museums. No tuition refunds after July 4th.


 

or

$880
Tuition includes all workshops plus one private bedroom (shared bathroom) for four nights at Blake Studio (the adjoining renovated rectory). Limited availability. Price does not include airfare, transportation to or from Artist Common, art supplies, or museum admission. Please let us know if you're willing to help with transportation to the museums. No tuition refunds after July 4th.