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Learn from a Master! Don’t miss the unique opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction from a nationally-recognized Master Artist! For more information about individual instructors, please visit their websites.

Master Artist Workshops are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio – pond side at Big Spring Park.
If you are interested in a Master Artist Workshop that is SOLD OUT, please email your name and phone number to Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at lsmith@hsvmuseum.org to be added to the wait list. Members registration fee refers to Huntsville Museum of Art members.

ABOUT THE CLASS: May 3-6, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Each day begins with demonstrations and followed by your instructor working individually with each artist. These personal instructor visits allow each artist to expand their skills and enjoyably realize their own ambitions in a relaxed, friendly, and comfortable way. Media include acrylic, oil and watercolor. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

The following subjects will be covered: Day 1. Water. We learn to paint illusions of translucent water, (lakes, streams, vernal pools) with reflections that shimmer and quiver. Your instructor will demonstrate aspects of painting water in oil, watercolor and acrylic and mixed media. Learn how past masters like John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and J.M.W. Turner painted water with drama and movement. Day 2. Luminous and Intimate Nature. We learn to paint close-up views of nature from novel points of view, as if we were imbedded in a meadow or a garden. We learn to paint the feeling of infinite complexity of flora and the textures and patterns of closely observed nature. Artist’s techniques from Corot to Wyeth will be demonstrated here. Day 3. Perspective with Expression. Today, get comfortable with varieties of perspective from linear perspective, color perspective, atmospheric perspective, and the perspectives of disappearance, smoothing, and rounding, among others. We consider how artists evoked the excitement of cities from Turner’s paintings of Venice to Monet’s Paris to contemporary artists’ visions of cities. Day 4. From Representation to Abstraction. Learn how to make your landscape subjects evocative and suggestive. We begin with the blurred, dream-like landscape evocations of Inness, Turner, and the vaporous distillations of Whistler. We see how artists like Cezanne combined the biology of vision with historical landscape painting.

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