Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Workshop with Max Ginsburg: May 2011

We are very pleased to announce an alla prima portrait painting workshop with Max Ginsburg on May 13, 14 & 15, 2011. Please see our website or contact us for registration information.

Here are a few portrait sketches Max has done to give a sense of his approach for this workshop:

Max plans to focus on shorter poses of between 1 and 6 hours each with the model. This will encourage students to focus on the broad masses and color relationships that characterize the sitter, rather than getting caught rendering details too soon.

Max has had a long and distinguished career as an illustrator in New York City. His recent artwork has a strong humanitarian component, often portraying interactions between people in the urban environment of New York. Max has also devoted a series of paintings to protesting the Iraq war and examining patriotism in this context.

Max is currently preparing for a retrospective exhibition at the Butler Institute this September. He is a courageous artist who uses his talents to express important statements about our society. It is a privilege to have him return to our studio.

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