About the Workshop

To look at something closely, to spend time with it while painting it, is in a sense to own it.  In this course, students find their own sense of place in the landscape of Bennington.  We will work from observation on site.  Through quick studies and finished paintings, students observe and create an intimate relationship with their chosen motifs. We will work both large and small, quickly and slowly: some paintings will take a few minutes and some will take several days. We will look at examples of landscape paintings through history, discuss what makes them unique, analyze color, composition, value, and surface, as well as the cultural, allegorical and political connotations that a landscape painting can contain.

About Vera Iliatova

Vera Iliatova moved to the US in 1991 from St. Petersburg, Russia. She earned an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University and a BA from Brandeis University. She also studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and attended Skowhegan School of Art in Maine. Iliatova was awarded a studio residency at Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in 2009. Iliatova’s paintings were included in exhibitions across the United States as well as in Denmark, Italy and Germany.  Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, The New York Times and other publications. Her paintings were recently on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Iliatova’s work is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC, New York and Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida. Vera Iliatova



July 15-21, 2018

noncredit $975

undergraduate credit $1,155

graduate credit $1,215


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