painting 

AUGUST 22-23

NICHOLAS  DOMINIC TALVOLA

Deconstructing the Landscape & the Figure

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Through an examination of alternative approaches, materials, and tools, this workshop will help expose you to a rejuvenated and contemporary approach with the landscape and the figure. Often times, the sense of creative exploration can be eschewed from over reliance on a rigid process and vernacular. With these new toolsets, you will be able to adapt and expound upon your own process, and develop a unique and personal vocabulary.


This workshop will include both demonstration and immersive painting in the landscape and with a model. As we discuss each new material and approach, we will also examine how they specifically pertain and transcend key figurative features and elements of form.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED

Processes, accompanying tools, and themes that will be covered include:

• Additive, Subtractive, & Reactive techniques
• Embellished Ebauche
• Deconstruction & distillation of subject through layers
• Prepared panels, surfaces & material
• Mid-tone palette for a cohesive gesture, integrated image & tonal vignette

 

Use of alternative tools:
• ink rollers
• squeegee
• rag, wrap & razor
& Whatever else arises (the beauty of exploration!)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or aversions in the registration paperwork. Accommodations are not included. We recommend booking a local Airbnb, hotel or motel in Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport or Rockland. Here are links to a few local favorites in the Midcoast Area:

Lincolnville Motel (hip, laid-back, affordable, renovated vintage motor inn)

Drift Oceanside Inn (oceanfront cabins close to the Camden Hills State Park)

Whitehall Inn (boutique hotel within walking distance to downtown Camden)

250 Main (high-end boutique hotel in Rockland Arts District)

Camden Accommodations (vacation rentals in Midcoast area)

Airbnb (Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport or Rockland are all within a 25-minute drive)

WHAT TO BRING

Please bring your sketchbook, palette, paints and brushes.  

Skill level

This workshop is designed for painters of all skill levels who want to experiment with new techniques and approaches in their work. 

CLASS SIZE

A maximum of 12 students, and a minimum of 6* 

 

*If minimum enrollment is not met within 45 days of the workshop, a full refund will be provided for all registered students. We recommend waiting until you receive our confirmation email that minimum enrollment has been met to make your travel arrangements or investing in travel insurance to reimburse your expenses if the course is canceled

HOURS

Class will run from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday with a 1-hour break for lunch.

TUITION

$595

 

 MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR 

TIMOTHY p.

wilson

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Timothy P. Wilson, based on the coast of Maine, works from direct painting on location and expands upon his studies in larger studio paintings. Both a meditative ritual and obsessive dedication, his daily outings in stormy, serene, and inclement weather to coastal Atlantic locations help inform an experiential vocabulary and expressionist mark making. After years of portrait and figurative work, Timothy merged his holistic concepts of the ocean, landscape and figure; aiming to find a more abstract and resonating image through the natural deconstruction of imagery.

 

In 2015, he attended residence at the DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts, the Hewnoaks Residency in Lovell, Maine, and was an Art Students League selected fellow at their Hudson Valley residence location. Timothy’s works are part of the Restoration Hardware Contemporary Art Collection. He teaches at the Maine College of Art. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.

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