Meaningful Marks Intensive

Contemporary Painting Workshop with Erlin Geffrard

Meaningful Marks is a contemporary painting workshop, wherein you will learn contemporary painting techniques, theory, and principles while exploring the power of marks to convey meaning and emotion in your artwork. In this course, you will create three paintings that build on the skills and concepts covered in class. We will discuss how color theory, composition, and mark-making techniques affect the concepts, emotions and meaning in your paintings. You will experiment with different materials and tools, such as brushes, palette knives, and mixed media, to further develop your unique style and visual language. In addition, we will discuss conceptual approaches to painting and workshop how we communicate ideas and express emotions through our visual languages. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of contemporary painting techniques and concepts, as well as the confidence and skills to continue exploring and creating meaningful artwork.

Erlin Geffrard is a painter based in Philadelphia, PA. Most of his work is mixed media painting with a variety of styles. Ranging from family portraits to images derived from imagination. Using new, and repurposed materials in rhythmic combinations. His current series explores the connections between family memory, ritual, and popular culture. Erlin has had solo shows at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Armory Show Booth F19 in New York, Allentown Museum, SWIM Gallery in San Francisco, CA, ICA in Philadelphia, PA, and the Philadelphia Contemporary Museum, among others. In 2021 Erlin was an artist in residence at Bedstuy Residency in New York ,NY. He graduated with his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and has his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

Office Hours: TBA

Enrollment deadline: July 23, 2024

July 30th - August 8th

Tues / Thurs
3 - 5pm ET

20
Students Max

$1,250 New Student
$1,000 Returning Student
USD

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