Painting from the Figure

Workshop Date:July 2 - July 6

When: Monday-Friday (no Wednesday), 1:30-4:30pm

Sessions: 4

Price: $250 includes model fee

Teaching Artist: Donald Beal

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*This was a Summer 2018 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

This workshop begins with quick warm-up oil sketches of the model, and progresses to a series of longer paintings as we revisit and “remake” the figure. The goal is to develop an eye that can more critically see the color, tonal, and planar relationships that exist between the model and his/her environment. Using these relationships we learn to build integrated and clear paintings. Rather than focus on making a careful, finished “product,” you are encouraged to break down and rework paintings in order to open up possibilities within the work that you might not otherwise have found. For beginners and up.

Donald Beal was born in 1959 in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in Westford, MA. He studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA, and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design.

Donald Beal studied in Swain School of Design, B.F.A. in painting, 1077-1981, and did his Master’s in Parsons School of Design, M.F.A. in painting, 1982-1983. He is a 2013 recipient of The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant. HIs work is part of these selected collections: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries; Wright State University, Dayton, OH; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA; and the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY. He moved to Provincetown, MA in 1985 and continues to live there with his wife Khristine. Beal is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth where he has taught since 1999.

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