Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop

Montserrat College of Art

Jun. 27, 2016, 09:00 am

23 Essex st


Instructor: Maria Malatesta
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm | June 27 – July 1

This multi media class encourages an exploration of materials and finding one’s process in the transition from drawing to painting. We will begin drawing from observation and quickly move into the addition of various materials. You may choose to work in representation or abstraction or transform your drawing to include the imagined or remembered. Charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil pastel, ink, shellac, and acrylic paints will all be introduced. The addition of collage and photographic transfers may also be integrated into the work. Finding a personal preference to materials, mark making and surface will be discussed in relation to meaning. We will look at the work of Jim Dine, Christopher Wool, Kiki Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu and many others. Come with lots of paper as we will work vigorously. Open to all levels.
Prerequisite: This course is open to all levels of experience and all that is required is your unrestrained creativity.
About Maria: Maria teaches Mixed Media and Oil Painting at Montserrat College of Art and has taught international programs in Tortola, BVI and Umbria, Italy. She also teaches privately in her studio.In 2015 Maria had a solo show at Montserrat College of Art. Other solo and two person shows include Porter Mill Gallery in Beverly, Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport, Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Main Street Gallery in Winters, CA and Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown in many group shows in the Boston area and the North Shore. She works in her studio is in the South End of Boston.Maria received the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Bachelor of Science from Lesley College, Cambridge MA. She has attended numerous residencies and workshops which include working with Timothy Hawkesworth, Art New England and SMFA programs in Venice, Italy. She has twice received a grant to the Vermont Studio Center.
– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*
Students are required to have a digital SLR camera and/or a sophisticated point and shoot with manual settings mode.
Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

– $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.

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For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email [email protected]

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