This class explores the creative process of mark-making and means of expression through the use and combination of a variety of wet and dry media. Some projects stem from the use of a common medium, while others are open to whatever materials the student chooses. Experimentation will be at the heart of all we do. Whether a project derives from observation, imagination, or a combination of both, students will be encouraged and guided to find their own creative voice. Open to students of all experience levels, from novice to expert, who are looking to expand their creative horizons and try something new. Materials provided include (but are not limited to): watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal, markers, collage and nontraditional materials.
Please note this class is located in our building at 380 Cumberland Street.
TUITION: $290 + FEES: $30
Michael Branca is an artist based in Bath, Maine. His media and subject matter range from fantastical oil paintings to plein air landscapes to conceptual assemblages. His work addresses feelings of (dis-)connectedness with nature, and attempts to find beauty, joy and humor in the unexpected and mundane. Branca holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a BA from Colby College and studied at Temple University Rome. He has been awarded fellowships at the Skowhegan School, Vermont Studio Center and Monhegan's Carina House, and received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission. He teaches painting and drawing at Southern Maine Community College. His work has shown at Center for Maine Contemporary Art and other venues throughout the Northeast. www.mikebranca.com
Nothing required but students are encouraged to supplement the provided materials with any of their own materials that they may want to use. A sketchbook of some kind is recommended but not required.