ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
In the Portraits From Photographic Reference Workshop students have the opportunity to work and be mentored on portraits of friends and family members using photographs as reference. In the first class we will employ a live model to explore what constitutes good photographic reference for drawing and painting, and to make studies of the structure of the head in three dimensions as preparation for subsequent classes. Among the skills we aim to develop are design, composition, methods for transferring images to paper and canvas, drawing, and paint application.
Claire Lambe is a multidisciplinary artist, a writer, educator, and theater designer. Born in southern Ireland, she began her formal art education at age 17 at the Crawford School of Art in the Irish city of Cork. She transferred to Ireland’s premiere art school, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), in Dublin on a full scholarship earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree (print-making) and a post-graduate Diploma in Art Education. Later she earned a Master of Fine Art (painting) from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.
During 2015, Claire was Artist-in-Residence at the Woodstock Public Library where she painted portraits of volunteer subjects from the community. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, “Home Towns,” at the South Tipperary Arts Center in Ireland, and Peace & Justice at the Muroff-Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster.
Claire and her husband, author and playwright Carey Harrison, although based in the legendary arts colony town of Woodstock in upstate New York, are currently spending a year in Berlin. In addition to working at her art-making, Claire writes commentary in the art section of Roll, an on-line arts magazine serving the Hudson Valley, and she is an instructor at the historic Woodstock School of Art.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
September 15–17, Friday–Sunday, 9–4