Create Your Own Visual Art World

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EIGHT TUESDAY AFTERNOONS MARCH 26 to MAY 14, 2019: 1 to 3:30PM

FEE: $320.00 plus Supplies (see below)

To register, email ncfa@nohoarts.org or call the Center at 413 584-7327. Please include your name, address, and telephone contact. Course fees are payable in advance by check to “NCFA” and can be mailed to the Northampton Center for the Arts, PO Box 366, Northampton MA 01061. We do not accept credit cards.

Classes are held in our lower level studio at 33 Hawley Street. Parking is free.

ABOUT THE CLASS

An important part of being an artist is to understand the immensity of art culture. Expressionism may be the single most important art movement of modern history, producing the best and worst in painting, and defining subsequent movements by their furtherance or rejection of its principles. To think creatively is to comprehend what drives the art world. To recognize greatness in others is to understand it in yourself and give it personal expression. Processes may involve the manipulation of space, the deconstruction of form. Take the opportunity to re-invent your visual world.

This class will explore different form and space making systems as they relate to abstraction. We will focus on abstraction and different artists, art movements, elements of visual language, and concepts past and present; all to engage and open students’ visual ideas and art making practice. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own ideas and imagery as they work with the course material. Painterly drawing will be explored using different visual resources for inspiration.

Simply put, this class is about exploring possibilities - the use of various combinations of materials on any paper related products, from fine drawing rag to left-over cardboard, various materials, constructions, stencils, large format drawing wall-works and found objects towards the individual pursuit for a personal visual voice is encouraged through art making processes and in-depth discussions.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Zhee Singer received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1973 after studying at the Art Students League in NYC. Since then he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, to include the Oakland Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours and Travel Program. Zhee’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including I. Magnin, Haines Collection and the Rene di Rosa Foundation. www.StudioWorksModern.com

For questions about the class or supply list, please contact the instructor directly at 413-727-8352 or info@zheesingerstudio.com.

ART SUPPLIES – MIXED MEDIA:

We are going to work big in this class! Materials have been selected to support student’s exploration of mixing materials towards fuller creative expression. While there are many good sources for art supplies, and you can use any source you like, to simplify I recommend https://www.dickblick.com/ for easy ordering and good prices.

PAPER:

‘Fabriano Studio Watercolor Paper’ 29.5” x 42”, 140lb=300gsm. Order

#10063-1050

BRUSHES:

‘Craft Brushes, Assorted Set of 25’. Order #06280-1309

PAINT:

‘Amsterdam Expert Series Acrylics, set of 12’. Order #01620-0129

‘Liquitex Acrylic Glazing Medium’ 8 oz. Order #00618-2015

COLORED PENCILS:

‘Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils’ – set of 12. Order #20508-1209

PLASTIC PALETTE:

‘Rectangular Plastic Palette’. Order #03426-1875

ERASER:

‘Prismacolor Kneaded Rubber Eraser’. Order #21502-2720

MASKING TAPE:

‘Artist Masking Tape’ 3/4” wide. Order #24124-1034

PENCIL SHARPENER:

Or single-edge razor.