Landscape Painting in South Bristol
In this week-long plein air landscape painting workshop, participants will have the rare privilege of painting at one of Maine’s most scenic sites, in beautiful South Bristol at the ocean-front property of artist and instructor Kayla Mohammadi and internationally renowned artist John Walker. Participants will focus on painting what they see from the landscape and will be encouraged to develop their own style.
Each day will begin with a demonstration and brief lecture, followed by participants working individually with one-on-one instruction, gathering at times for group critique. Participants are welcome to paint using either acrylic or oils, and should bring a bagged lunch. Open to beginners to advanced painters. Participants should have some basic skills in drawing and painting. Some shaded locations will be available and indoor locations available in case of rain.
Instructor: Kayla Mohammadi received her BFA in 1998 from the University of Washington in Seattle and her MFA in 2002 from Boston University. Currently she is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Arts. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.; St. Mary's College in Maryland; UMass Boston; Northeastern University; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Recent awards include: The American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition in NYC, the 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for painters, and The Dedalus Foundation Award for 2008. In 2009 she was a juror for the 2009 Boston Young Contemporary Exhibition and the 2009 Rhode Island Council for the Arts Award. Her work may be seen at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine; and www.kaylamo.com.
Guest Artist: John Walker will be available in the mornings and at the final critique. Walker is an artist of International stature. Recently his work has been exhibited in NYC; Boston; London; Sydney, Australia; and Beijing, China. His paintings are in major museum collections worldwide, including: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; The Tate, London; the Portland Museum of Art; the Farnsworth Art Museum and others. He was Director of Graduate Painting and Sculpture at Boston University and now paints full-time.
Cost: $553; $487 members