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Two-Day Master Class with Juror: Stuart Shils

Paying Attention: The Life Studio as Painted Apace

April 27 – April 28, 2019
$575 members, $605 non-members

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A fast-paced master class with a strong emphasis on drawing.

In this class Stuart Shils, Juror of Wayne Art Center’s Regional Juried Spring Open, addresses perceptual and graphic clarity, offering a controlled setting in which to examine pictorial concerns far beyond “how to” paint the figure. Students dig deep into issues like translating their perceptions into articulate painted space and pictorial structure, and explore color, composition, and design. They’ll take a close look at both the set-up of the room and at the painting, with the “model” as part of a larger graphic configuration. Considerable emphasis will be placed on drawing for its own sake, on paper, not under the painting as preparation. Each day brings a demonstration and an investigation of other painters’ work analytically, in slides, to understand the direction of our own concerns. These will be long, active and engaging

Introductory Lecture - Regional Juried Spring Open: Juror's Talk
Friday April 26 7-8:30pm
$35 (for non-master class participants)
In preparation for hisworkshop, Mr. Shils presents works from his own artistic journey, as he examines issues of perceptual awareness. While the talk is recommended for master class participants, anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Stuart Shils is a native of Philadelphia and studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, where he is now on faculty. He was the recipient of an NEA grant, an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. A recent exhibition, an astronomer up late in her observatory, appeared at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New York, accompanied by a small book of pictorial dreams with the same title.

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