Instructor: Laylah Ali
August 21 - 25
Instruction: 9am - 12pm
Open Studio: 1pm - 4pm (Mon-Thurs)
5 sessions

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In this class, students who are interested in painting, drawing and portraiture will have a chance to explore both traditional and more experimental approaches to creating a portrait.  With a different assignment each day, and warm up exercises beginning each class, students will work both independently and in group situations using  oil, acrylic, or gouache paint. Students supply their own materials.

Laylah Ali is an artist best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful allegorical figures, including her long running "Greenheads series" and her newest work "The Acephalous series." Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others. She is a professor of art at Williams College and represented by Paul Kasmin gallery.

Excerpt from Laylah Ali's episode on Art21: