Manet, Degas and Matisse are three artists who combined portraiture with still life. The vitality of their portraits owe much to the inclusion of still life. The still life portion garnered the same attention as the figures and, in doing so, ignored the traditional hierarchy of figures and objects. Still life can be used as a symbolic representation of the mood, character and lifestyle of the model. The model, conversely, can be painted in a way to also be a n iconic symbol. In this course we will explore composition and rendering of juxtaposed models and still lives. Students are free to work in the medium of their choosing. July 8 to 12, 10:00 to 4:00, $395
Hag Atelier studio is available for artists and students to work on independent projects. Encaustic pans and tools are available for use. Please contact me 24 hours ahead to book space. Open studio runs from Monday to Friday. Students can pay as they go or pay for 5 days and receive a discount. Please note that the 5 days do not need to be booked consecutively.
10:00 to 4:00, $100 /day $395/5 days
This course explores developing a conceptual idea to a finished work or works. It is the first step to preparing for a cohesive exhbition. We will work on cultivating an idea and choosing the medium/media that best supports the concept. It could be installation with found object, video, large scale painting or drawing, sculpture, books, etc. One idea can be explored with different media if time allows. At the end of the week we will have an informal opening. For students that are interested I am free to discuss and work through their ideas the week before so that they are prepared with materials. July 15 to 19, 10:00 to 4:00, $250
“Heather guides her class in the traditional classic methods of drawing. You gradually learn to draw what you see, not what you think you see. She manages to give each and every one of us the individual attention we need. We are all at different levels.
I think because the studio atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Everything is up for discussion: creativity, current artists’ work…..Aside from the actual drawing, you will look at a piece of art with an immense appreciation, an educated eye, and a greater knowledge of art history than you started out with.
In short, its all good.”