Instructor: Alison Saar
July 24 - 28
Instruction: 9am - 12pm
Open Studio: 1pm - 4pm (Mon-Thurs)

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Drawing on Saar’s deep interest in the power of materials, this course focuses on the choice of medium, the nature of materials and the role they play in creating content. In this week-long master class, mixed-media artists work in the studio on independent projects. Each class day begins with an investigation of the work of artists using unorthodox materials. Saar then meets with participants individually. Class members present their work for a group critique at the end of the week. Students should bring a variety of materials with which they have a personal affinity and want to incorporate into their work.

Alison Saar was born in 1956 in Los Angeles, California. She studied art and art history at Scripps College and received an MFA from the Otis Art Institute. She has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and two National Endowment Fellowships. She has exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her art is represented in the collections of the Hirshhorn, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.