Instructor: Megan Hinton
August 14 - 18
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions

445.00
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This week long intensive painting workshop is for painters who would like to explore the possibilities of opening up their work to abstraction, whether by maintaining a sense of realism or moving into non-objectivity. The focus will be on the use of reference material like sketches, photographs, and the imagination to use as a starting and jumping off point to explore painterly, lyrical, and, dynamic non-conventional approaches to painting.  Challenging the way one sees to reconstruct students’ approach to painting will be emphasized. Ideas about the process of painting as subject will also be explored. Examples of work by noteworthy abstract painters will be presented to enlighten and inspire students. Group discussion and individual critique will also be a component of the workshop. Participants can work in any type of water or oil based paint on canvas, panel, or paper. Some painting experience is recommended

Megan Hinton has been exhibiting her work in New England and beyond for over fifteen years. Hinton holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New York University.  Hinton has been awarded artist residencies from The Women’s Studio Workshop, The Vermont Studio Center, Nantucket Island School of Design, and Les Amis de la Grande Vigne in Brittany, France, and The Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. She has been the recipient of three local Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for recent exhibitions in Wellfleet, Massachusetts at Preservation Hall and The Harbor Stage Company.   Her paintings are included in the permanent collections of The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and The Artists Association of Nantucket.  Megan is an art writer, educator, and avid traveler. She lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.