Nancy Hart is a Massachusetts based painter, occasional poet and prescient maker. Her passions lie in the conversation of cultural production. Ms. Hart has an MFA in Visual Arts and Critical Theory from the former Art Institute of Boston presently LUCAD Lesley College of Art and Design, and a BFA in painting from Tufts/SMFA. She studied Photography at Radcliffe Institute, Art History at Harvard University Extension and Massachusetts College Art. Art residencies include: Open Wabi in Ohio and Art Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy. She was awarded a CS Art Grant from the City of Cambridge in 2017. She has mentored for the Emerging Artist Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, advised for a MFA candidate at SUNY, New Paltz, NY, is a private mentor to other artists and has been a portfolio reviewer for the College Art Ass. She currently teaches studio courses at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston including a Drawing and Painting Intensive and The Expanded Studio, and will be adding Beginning Painting in January 2020. Nancy Hart has built a living thesis into her studio practice, through decades of expansive research, practicing art, viewing art & film and popular media. She considers the world and its myriad contents and our experiences as we may individually know them—to be the material for making our work.
Online: Painting Intensive
Prior to the start of the workshop, students will receive an email with writings on creativity, quotes and other material to open up space for renewed insights to unfold in our session.
Thursday June 24th 10 AM – 12 PM
The morning session opens with an intro, the organization of sessions and a powerpoint to orient our practicum of intensive looking and making.
We will then play warm up exercises that are common in stand up!
And approach a few drawing/resourcing exercises.
The remainder of the morning, participants will work on their individual WIP, [previous work], begin new work and or spend time looking over, thinking about and collecting data for possible work.
The instructor is available on chat for individual questions and comments for the duration.
Lunch Break 12 – 1 PM [1 hr]
1 PM – 3 PM
Demo of various drawing, painting, collage techniques.
Jump back into work, the instructor will consult one on one by request. The day will end with a reading/recitation by the instructor.
Friday June 25th
10 AM – 12 PM
Follow up questions and comments.
Powerpoint selection geared to assist each WIP.
Begin work. Ask questions in chat.
Lunch 12 – 1 PM
1PM – 3 PM
A compare and contrast powerpoint.
Studio practice the remainder of the afternoon. Chat one on one.