Director's Notes ... Winter 2014
"Buttercups" by Jean Coughlin
There are two new classes on offer this Winter. Jean Coughlin joins us to offer “Understanding Your Manual SLR Settings for Digital or Film Photographers” (SA 16). Maybe you are like me in that you own a camera and only have good luck putting it on auto and don't have a clue about all the other settings. Jean Coughlin is a freelance photographer and former photographic laboratory owner. After 20 years working in the field as a photographer and expert color printer she is turning to teaching in an effort to share what she has experienced through the lens and in the laboratory. Jean has worked as a freelance wedding photographer, is a trained studio portrait photographer, a sought after archival photographic reproduction expert and an accomplished color printer. Currently she is the wide format print specialist at Infinite Imaging in Portsmouth. Her fine art photography focuses on dramatic landscape utilizing available light as well as texture and close-up composition in creative still life.
"Poolside" by Eve Corey
Eve Corey, besides her Acrylics class (SA 8), offered with enthusiasm for the first time last semester, will be teaching “Pastels!” (SA 9) on Wednesday mornings. Eve's bold, colorful and modern style is indicative of an artist who truly loves color. Learn how to create luminous and vibrant paintings in still life, landscape, abstraction, and more with a witty, entertaining and knowledgeable arts professional.
"Blueberries" by Teri Weidner
Teri Weidner returns with her Illustrating Children's Books (SA 13) on Thursday evenings. This very accomplished and well published illustrator will teach you the process for illustrating a children's book, from rough, messy thumbnail sketches to a 8 – 16 page mock-up. Teri has over a dozen illustrated and published books to her credit and is a wonderful mentor for those who wish to learn the process.
"Portrait of Pigeon" by Joshua Langstaff
Joshua Langstaff continues his marvelous atelier style classes with Atelier Studies (SA 2) on Monday afternoons, passing down a classical system of training in drawing and then painting that has been taught from master to student since the days of the Old Masters. His course The Classical Figure (SA 3) which meets Monday evenings, works with the live model and focusses on developing the skills to accurately represent the figure in pencil or paint. A very talented artist and former assistant to Juliet Aristides, Joshua has proven to be an excellent instructor and mentor for those interested in traditional tecniques. These two classes can be combined for a full day atelier experience.
drawing by Carol Ann Morley
For an excellent color experience, try taking Carol Ann Morley's two classes, Colored Pencil and the Language of Color (SA 6) and Botanical Drawing with Colored Pencils (SA 7). Carol is one of the best teachers of color mixing around, and the medium is so user friendly- no set up or clean up time, not messy, and so versatile. Plus she is an excellent botanical illustrator, offering workshops around the country, and is the founder of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate program at the New York Botanical Garden and an invited member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society. Carol's art work is represented in numerous private and public collections including: the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and The Shirley Sherwood Collection. In 2003 her botanical art work was selected from the Sherwoood show "A Passion for Plants" and included in an exhibition portraying the evolution of plants at The Smithsonian Institute of Natural History.