PAINTING IN THE MODE: Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism
Watercolor- Plus Dry Media
You are sure to enjoy the entertaining, engaging way Dean draws you to explore painting and drawing focused on three great art movements: Impressionism (the extraordinary effects of light and shadow), Cubism (a fragmented reality) and Abstract Expressionism (no holds barred free form abstraction). You will study master works of each movement and develop compositions and studies based on the techniques and philosophy of each movement. Rather than trying to simply copy the outward appearance of a particular genre, you will endeavor to use your eyes and imagination to interpret nature filtered through these uniquely dynamic perspectives.
Dean will emphasize sketching and loose interpretations of each movement rather than producing finished artworks this week, using acrylics, watercolors and dry drawing media (instead of oil paints). This class is most appropriate for artists with at least a moderate background in painting and drawing and a familiarity with the art forms we will study.
Dean has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia since he began his art career in 1970. His artworks are in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum, Harvard University and many others across the U.S. and abroad. He lectures worldwide and has received numerous rewards, including the NAEA National Emeritus Professor of the Year award in 2016. Dean is also the former Chairman of the Painting and Printmaking programs at the Massachusetts College of Art and he is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
He is the author of the successful book, “Creating Abstract Art, Ideas and Inspiration for Passionate Art Making,” (North Light Books, 2014). This book is a 5-star rated, best seller across the country. He is also the author of the popular book, “Art from Intuition”, (Random House, 2008), as well as as his new video series.
See more on: www.deannimmer.com