Instructor: Jakki Kouffman
Monday - Friday
August 19 - 23
1pm - 4pm
The way we start a painting often inspires the way we resolve it. In the spirit of experimentation, this workshop will offer several methods for representing landscape space. Using acrylic mediums such as pourable liquids, solid gels and opaque pastes, we will explore applying a limited palette to a variety of surfaces using traditional and non-traditional tools. Working indoors from either printed or digital source material, individualized discussions will complement short demonstrations. On the final day, we will investigate ways to integrate the different approaches into a coherent whole. All skill levels are welcome to participate.
Jakki Kouffman, a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, was awarded a Sachar International Fellowship for one year of art study in Pietrasanta, Italy. She then studied for four years at the Art Students League of New York with Daniel Greene. Kouffman has taught acrylic landscape painting workshops in fifteen states, including Alaska. In Whitehorse, Yukon she served as Artist-in-Residence at the Arctic Winter Games. Kouffman also taught at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut for eleven years. She has shown her work in more than two hundred group exhibitions and twelve solos, including four one-person museum shows. Her work appears in several books and has been covered in many national and regional publications. Kouffman has also won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the 2018 Acrylic Painters USA Exhibition in Florida, and First Place in Oil/Acrylic at the 2017 MasterWorks of New Mexico show. For more on her work, see www.jakkikouffman.com and www.facebook.com/jakki.kouffman.