By observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to their character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experiences. Through lecture and demonstration, this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and surprising ways. Students will participate in discussions regarding the subtleties, variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven our senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes perceive things and how we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on perceptions, experiences and values while also contemplating the important power of symbol and abstraction. www.douglasfryer.blogspot.com
*Students in the “Suggesting Reality” workshop have the option to continue study with Douglas Fryer in his “Composition: Structure, Unity and Variety” Workshop, April 22-26.
*Students who are interested in the two workshops will receive a tuition discount. Tuition for both weeks is $1200 (a $170 savings)