In this mixed-media class, exploration of non-traditional materials and unconventional use of traditional materials is encouraged.
The standing premise in this class is that there are no fixed rules or “shoulds” in the creative process. As art-making is an individually unique and personal endeavor, the starting point for instruction will be each individual student’s visual preferences and materials. In one-on-one conversations, students will be guided toward making those clear choices that will gain focus and clarity of expression in their work.
Materials, best practices, technical and archival issues relevant to created works will also be discussed. Class discussions and demonstrations will take place when appropriate.
Students in this class work with a wide variety of materials including (but not limited to) paint, wood, metal, fabric, cardboard, paper, etc. All materials and media are welcome. This class currently meets twice weekly on Zoom.
Deborah Winiarski’s work has been exhibited at venues in New York City and across the United States and is included in numerous private collections. Most recently, her work was included in the exhibitions, ‘The Center Cannot Hold,’ at Equity Gallery, NYC; ‘The League of Masters,’ at the NewYork Design Center, NYC; ‘Patterns of Influence,’ at The Painting Center, NYC; ‘Waxing Poetic,’ at The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York; and Aqua Art, Miami, Florida. The artist and her work are included in the book, The Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles and Methods. In addition to the mixed media classes, Deborah Winiarski teaches an ongoing series of encaustic workshops at the League. Deborah Winiarski studied at The Art Students League of New York and abroad at Studio Giambo and Accademia D’Arte in Florence, Italy. Ms. Winiarski holds a Masters Degree from Queens College, NYC.
Ms. Winiarski lives and works in NYC and is affiliated with Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc., NYC, and Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information about the artist and her work, visit: www.deborahwiniarski.com