Students will work in acrylics or pastels with an image to which they have a personal connection. The emphasis of the class will be on creating mood, atmosphere, and emotion in a work of art. Landscapes will be open to a wide range of aesthetic results, allowing the development of the work to guide and inspire – tuning into each student’s individual sensitivities. This process brings the quality of personal memory, dreams and imagination to the surface of the painting.

Please bring a selection of images, landscape or otherwise, that spark a memory or experience; something personal. A brief demonstration will be given to discuss basic layout and compositional issues, while introducing the process of reacting to your work as it develops. Students will be worked with one-on-one, using the memories of their image as a springboard for developing their painting. Students will be encouraged to make multiple works before the end of class. Paintings will be accomplished with acrylic and pastel, but the class is open to watercolor or oil painting if a student would prefer.