This course is designed for students to expand upon painting techniques and introduce more experimental processes within the painting practice. Throughout the course students will learn the history of abstract painting and what it means to be an abstract painter today. Class exercises will be painting to music, painting from various still life and will include mini lectures in art history. Previous experience in painting is encouraged.
TUITION: $335 + FEES: $20
Tessa Greene O’Brien holds an MFA from Maine College of Art, and a BS from Skidmore College. Tessa exhibits her paintings and installations throughout the region, and has recently attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Hewnoaks, and the Stephen Pace House Residency. She is the co-founder of the Portland Mural Initiative, and co-owner of Better Letter Hand Painted Signs. Her painting practice primarily deals with color, shapes, architecture, and the abstracted landscape, and she is interested in the question of what makes a painting a painting.
Oil and acrylic:
***Please let me know if there are questions about supplies. Oil and acrylic are best suited for the class exercises and one or the other is required. In addition to that I do welcome other mediums (i.e. watercolor or gauche) for side projects and experimentation if you choose to do so. It is also great if you want to buy other colors to paint with or try different acrylic or oil mediums.