Instructor: Julie Gearan
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Composition, the tonal value of color, brilliance, temperature, and chromatic grays will be central to this workshop. Accompanying our perceptual work, we will look at great painters, present and past, and discuss what lessons they have to teach us. There will be an emphasis on looking to learn and seeing from new vantage points.
Some experience, especially with drawing, is helpful, but not necessary.
Julie Gearan's metaphoric narratives are culled from her life and bolstered by the stories that swim in the soup of our collective cultural conscience. Ego, mortality, and the fragile relationship of man and nature are overarching themes that inspire her most recent work. Julie Gearan studied at the Arts Student League of NY, Tyler School of Art (BFA), Yale Summer School of Art at Norfolk, and Indiana University (MFA). She has lived and worked in New York, Philadelphia, Rome, Florence, and Chicago. She currently lives in Providence, RI and teaches painting and drawing at Roger Williams University and the Rhode School of Design. Gearan’s portrait of Governor Lincoln Chaffee hangs permanently in the RI State House and her work has been collected nationally, most recently by the RISD Museum in Providence, RI. She in represented by Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence, RI and at the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA.