575 The Next Step
June 20–22, 2013, Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm
The Next Step—a workshop class focused on assisting each individual participant’s efforts to successfully articulate and present their ideas through their chosen media for exhibition, public proposals, grants and appropriate venues. There will be production time in class, critiques, and presentations of relevant successful practice methodologies. Students will bring in work in process, or an idea of a project they are involved with or wish to begin. We will work at taking it to the next level.
The present site-responsive work of Mark Cooper is a culmination of nearly four decades of a robust practice embracing ceramics, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and collaborative projects in what will be his most immersive installation to date. As a departure from his past work where discrete collage paintings and sculptures addressed the site of the gallery as a generous but neutral host, now, Cooper aims to overwhelm the host in an exuberant, grand and riotous way. The work reflects the artist’s sustained interest in cultural diversity, visual language, visual literacy and how we understand meaning within our own closed systems of expectations. —More is More exhibition press release samsØn, Boston.
508 Abstraction in Oils: Landscape as Source
July 8–12, 2013, Monday through Friday, 9am–4pm
M $525 NM $575
Join Jordan Wolfson for this five day workshop where we’ll explore both plein air painting and the process of abstraction. We will work in the mornings in a traditional plein air approach - outdoors developing tonal relationships in response to the landscape, in search of a convincing sense of space and light, as well as different ways of handling and applying paint. In the afternoons we will work on one canvas (approximately 36”x42”) for the duration of the five days, using our morning paintings as source material for an ongoing and improvisational discovery of abstract painting. Risk and play will be encouraged! Individual attention will be given in a supportive and creative atmosphere.
541 Solarplate, Monoprinting & Hybrid Works on Paper
Saturday July 13–Tuesday, July 16 9:30-4:30
This four-day intensive workshop will revolve around the Solarplate process—a "safer" method of printmaking without acids solvents or grounds. Both relief and intaglio Solarplates and large format printmaking will be emphasized using color separations in the form of Monotypes and Monoprints. Drawing and painting with various techniques and mixed media will result in "Hybrid" works. This workshop is directed to intermediate and advanced printmakers with considerable Solarplate experience interested in in developing a serious body of works.
502 "Masks and Mirrors" Portraiture Today: A Drawing Class
July 30 and August 1, August 6 and 8 Tuesday and Thursday 10:00–4:00
What is portraiture in the 21st century? How do you see yourself and others?
We will look for new ways to visualize the portrait. What is behind the mask and how much of it do we need to see? What associations, artifacts, symbols and mediums help define our inner lives? We will examine the perceptual vs. the conceptual and the direct vs. the indirect ways of arriving at images to construct an individual’s identity. Problems will be given as starting points, with some work to be done in class and outside of class. Experimentation with collage is highly encouraged, using old letters, pages from cookbooks, art books, newspapers, plastic, wood, cloth fragments, anything that will stimulate an idea to build on. This course moves into the known and the unknown areas of portraiture where daring and imagination are necessary to express how other visual concepts about art related to form and content can be developed. The class is divided into two weeks, two days a week to allow for the digestion of ideas to build on.
Images at top: Drawing, Raging Giant, William Flynn, Landscape/Waterscape, Jordan Wolfson, Guanlan, Dan Weldon, Paginal series 5, Bill Flynn
Images at left, from top: Bullet Bra, Lisa Knox
Visiting Artist Workshops
Since 1999, South Shore Art Center has hosted master workshops with outstanding, nationally-recognized artists. The Visiting Artist program provides a challenging and in-depth opportunity for participants to be nurtured and inspired in our studios and on location—taking advantage of the stunning coastal landscape. Each summer/fall, hundreds of working artists and students from throughout New England participate in three-five day workshops.
Students work in our studios and on location in our beautiful coastal landscape. Register online www.ssac.org or call 781-383-2787. PDPs available.
Carole Ann Fer
Linda Heppes Funk
John Brooks Maginnis
Antonia Ramis Miguel