Instructor: Ying Li
July 3 - 7
1pm - 4pm
5 sessions

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In this workshop students will explore techniques and concepts in painting with an emphasis on individual development of style and theme. We will investigate various approaches to representational and abstract painting, and the metaphorical meaning in figure and landscape paintings. Students will work from live models and landscape, and will discover how a basic image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting and the artist’s imagination. Students are encouraged to experiment with ideas and techniques with the purpose of developing a personal expression. This workshop is designed for artists in all levels, both abstract and representational.

Ying Li, Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College, PA. Selected Exhibitions: Centro Incontri Umani Ascona, Swizterland; ISA Gallery, Italy; Enterprise Gallery, Ireland; Museum of Rocheforten-Terre, France; The National Academy Museum, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Lohin Geduld Gallery, and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York; Gross McCleaf Gallery, James Michener Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; The Hood Museum, NH. Selected Awards: Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize and Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award from National Academy NYC; Donald Jay Gordon Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Swarthmore College, Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College, the McMillan Stewart Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Bibliography: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, New York Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hyperallergic, artcritical, and The Washington Post.