HANDS ON ONLINE WORKSHOP AT ART NEW ENGLAND. July 18 - 24, 2021. The hand is rich in metaphor; it is a source and symbol of agency in making our way in the world. While hands can be the most expressive subject, they are also one of the most difficult. In this workshop we will distance ourselves from the complexity of the subject by breaking down the image to its simplest elements: line, shape, value and color. We will look at the ways artists have used and described the hand throughout art history, from handprints in caves to abstracted images that suggest rather than describe. We will take an analytical approach that includes elements of play, variation and abstraction. Images of hands from art history, and photos of hands, will be our sources.

PAINTING AND OBSERVATION: THREE APPROACHES ONLINE. The Art Digger Lab. September 10-October 3, 2021. With Catherine Kehoe, Susan Lichtman and Jennifer Pochinski. 

THE FIGURE: DRAWING AND PAINTING ONLINE workshop at BLACK POND STUDIO. Five weekly meetings. 
MONDAYS
2-5:30 p.m. Eastern time, US and Canada
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22,
November 29, 2021
The figure attracts our attention more than any other subject. In this ONLINE workshop, we will work from images of models in specific lighting conditions. You will learn a drawing method that results in accuracy of proportion, an approach that is a way of looking and seeing, not a style. With practice, this method leads to an intuitive, personal balance between accuracy and individual voice. Exercises will explore line, shape, value, and color. Oil paint is the recommended medium. We will meet on Zoom and share the work in an online album.
 
LINEAGE INTO PAINT. ONLINE WORKSHOP AT BLACK POND STUDIO. Five weekly meetings
WEDNESDAYS
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22
December 29, 2021
2-5:30 p.m. Eastern time, US and Canada
Photos of ancestors — those we have known in life and those we can know only from the images — will be the sources for this workshop. These photos might trigger a narrative, imaginary or real. We might begin with an impulse for detail and description, a desire to imagine those we can know in no other way. The ultimate goal will be reduction and a search for how much is enough. By analyzing the images as designs in a rectangle, breaking down the pictorial elements through simplification and abstraction, we will build drawings and paintings that stand on their own. Mediums will include graphite, collage, acrylic and/or oil paint.

We will meet on Zoom and share the work in an online platform.