ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
We will use the backdrop of winter white that surrounds us outdoors to frame our investigations into the variety of visual information that the four seasons of the Northeast provide. Students, working from photo reference, will mix a palette that speaks to each of the different seasons, creating a suite of paintings with narrative intent. Beginning with winter white, and moving onto soft, warm spring greens and then to cooler summer greens and the warm hues of fall, workshop participants will be invited to explore their personal response to the seasons.Abstract elements employed to explore the descriptive will be rigorously examined, with emphasis on form, composition, and color.
For oil and pastel. Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
A mid-career artist, Christie Scheele has been painting devotedly since receiving her BFA in 1980, and began exhibiting and selling her work in 1985. While getting her BFA, she spent a year on fellowship at the Royal Academy of Fine Art and the University Complutense of Madrid in 1978-79.
She started painting her atmospheric, minimalist landscapes just before moving to the Catskills from New York City in 1990. As a non-regional landscape painter, Ms. Scheele paints images, in her signature style, of all of the places she has ever been. Among her favorite locales are the beaches and marshes of the Northeast, the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and the highways and bridge views of the Hudson Valley and New York City metro area. These meditative pieces cross the boundaries between traditional realism and the contemporary art world, reaching the viewer’s heart without sentimentality or melodrama.
As a full-time, painter, Christie Scheele’s work has been collected nationally and internationally by hundreds of private and public collectors.
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.
$252 ($250 tuition + $2 lab fee)
March 3–4, 2018, Saturday–Monday, 9 AM–4 PM