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The Expression of Idea in Landscape - Lecture Only


with Mary Pettis

Calendar Jun 14, 2024 at 9 am

John F. Carlson, in his groundbreaking 1929 book, Elementary Principles of Landscape Painting, urges us to study the expressive properties of line, mass, and color. He states that it is a delusion to think that if a painter can merely “copy nature” well enough, he is creating a work of art, that he has to merely get a certain “likeness” of the things before him. He states that, rather, a painter must see through his motif, into its significance, and then choose his means accordingly. But how does one do that? We will plant the seeds of creative expression; we will impart a solid means to analyze and consider the quality of interest that a motif holds for us: the IDEA! We will learn how to single out that transmittable, personal impression of some ONE QUALITY in the quantity before us, and get closer in our quest to understand and create true works of art! All levels welcome.

Composition for Visual Impact


with Gregory Manchess

Calendar Nov 15, 2024 at 9 am

A 3-day workshop in which participants will have the opportunity to explore planning pictures that hold the viewer's attention.

Composition for Visual Impact: Lecture/Demo Only


with Gregory Manchess

Calendar Nov 15, 2024 at 9 am

This listing is for the lecture/demo only. See also: Composition for Visual Impact (Full Workshop)

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