The Invented Landscape

Rachael Wren

Workshop Description

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $290
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Do you carry a place, real or imagined, inside yourself? Want to make artwork about it, but not sure how to translate those ideas, memories, or sensations into images? Then this workshop is for you! Students will be guided through a series of drawings and paintings in which they explore rhythm, mark, shape, texture, and color, in the service of capturing the inner spirit of a particular landscape or place. We will address the concept of scale and discuss strategies for developing effective compositions. Experimentation with a variety of materials such as charcoal, ink, collage, and paint will be encouraged as we work towards creating images that capture the essence of a place that is significant to you. This workshop will give you tools to discover and develop your personal artistic voice.

About the Instructor

Rachael Wren received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Washington. Her work has been exhibited at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the National Academy Museum, Garis& Hahn, Schema Projects, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, and The Painting Center, among many others. Rachael is the recipient of the Julius Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy Museum and an Aljira Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies at Chashama North, the Saltonstall Foundation, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and the Anderson Center, and has been a Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina and at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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