“These classes will be in the form of group critiques in which all the students are invited to participate in the conversation. Students will paint and draw during the week and share photos of their work when we meet. Although we will not be painting together hands on there will be plenty of technical advice when needed. More importantly a lot of accredited art education revolves around the format of group critiques. It gives students the opportunity to focus on visual thinking in greater depth both as it applies to their own work and to that of their peers. It has been my experience that I have learned through observing and commenting on the works of my peers as much as of my own. Painting is usually an isolated activity yet it also requires some sort of artistic community for it to grow.
Note: For the class to run smoothly please e mail photos of your work each week ahead of time to the Instructor and the Monitor, with the Subject, (depending on which class you are in), exactly as follows:
ASL Drawing Zoom Class, Sun AM
ASL Painting Zoom Class, Sun PM
ASL Painting Zoom Class, Tues Eve
This allows me to share your images without having to look for your e mails among everything that is in my Inbox for the week.”
Henry Finkelstein studied at the Cooper Union with Rueben Kadish and Nicolas Marsicano and at the Yale School of Art with Lester Johnson. He has taught at the Hartford Art School, the College of William and Mary, Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School, and the Washington DC Studio School. In 1983 he received a Fulbright Fellowship for Painting in Italy. Since then he has received numerous awards, including a French government grant and the Julius Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy. Finkelstein has had solo exhibitions at the Kraushaar Gallery; the Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ; the Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX, and the Between the Muse Gallery, Rockland, ME. His work has also been exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the Ingber Gallery, the Portland Museum of Art, as well as the National Academy Museum.