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Telluride Painting School: Abstract Landscape Painting as Self-Portrait with Pinkney Herbert

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, November 7, 2014
Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435
Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, November 7, 2014
Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435

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What's Included

Consider that every painting is a self-portrait. Based on that premise, this intensive workshop will take inspiration from the landscape to enable participants to explore and personify who they are as artists. The emphasis will be on an improvisational approach to art-making in order to allow an abstract visual language to evolve freely during the workshop. Students will be encouraged to mine their memories, intuitions, and emotional ‘inscapes’ to make personal connections to a particular landscape at a particular moment. The outcomes will be varied, but could result in personal narratives charged with metaphor, symbols, and figuration, all in response to the outside world. We will experiment on several ‘unsacred’ pieces daily, in either oils or acrylics, playing with new techniques, materials, and utensils. The dichotomies that develop between inside/out, heart/mind, real/imagined, and chaos/control will be explored in paint and discussed in group critiques and on a one-to-one basis. Relevant videos and other media will provide an important art historical component to the workshop.

About This Organizer

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is a community center of learning and culture that offers a wide variety of programs and seeks to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity. Our home is a turn-of-the-century train depot, a beautiful building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in scenic Telluride, Colorado.

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Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 South Townsend St. TellurideCO  81435
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