This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. We will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description. A simple, intuitive drawing method will be introduced to help with drawing accuracy; universal proportions of the head will be covered. Light and the way it affects perception of structure, as well as finding specific and surprising color will be emphasized. We will work from two models. Self-portraits, a cut-paper collage exercise, and viewing historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Some painting experience is required; oil paint is the preferred medium.
About the Workshop
About Catherine Kehoe
Catherine Kehoe received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award. Kehoe is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston. She has been a visiting artist at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and Indiana University. Kehoe teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and as well as workshops throughout the US and abroad, including a drawing workshop as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School. Kehoe is a co-founder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts. http://catherinekehoe.com/
July 16-22, 2017
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