Abstracting the Still Life

Kamilla Talbot

Kamilla Talbot

Workshop Description

MARCH 14–15
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Fee: $295 (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

Beginning by observing a still life, students will delve into personal explorations, abstracting from life in service of relational, complete images. The focus will be on the process rather than the product, allowing discoveries along the way. Balancing observation and invention, formal elements will be addressed through individual attention, as well as group critiques. By focusing our attention on creating or dissolving form, and taking responsibility for the rectangle (among other formal concerns), we will marry perception with expressive success. Demos will be done in watercolor, but all painting media are welcome.

About the Instructor

Kamilla Talbot studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Studio School. Solo shows include those at Trygve Lie Gallery, NY; Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark. Her watercolors and oil paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows in the US and in Europe. Artist residencies include a fully-funded residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as grants to paint in Maine, Italy, Newfoundland, and Iceland. In 2013 Talbot was awarded a full fellowship to the Austevoll/ Marstein Fyr residency in Norway. She teaches or has taught at the National Academy School; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; New York Studio School; The Art Students League, as well as privately. She has studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn and in the Catskills.

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