Painting Workshop with Maureen Jeram: August 7 - September 11
We are very excited to offer the Painting Workshop with internationally acclaimed painter Maureen Jeram. Maureen combines her training in Italian Renaissance painting with her studies under George Baselitz to give you an entirely fresh approach to traditional painting techniques.
Maureen Jeram finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island in 1993, before moving to Italy to research Renaissance painting. In 1998, she received a Fulbright grant in Florence, Italy for a project on contemporary frescoes. She moved to Berlin in 2000 and studied with Georg Baselitz at the Universität der Kunst. Through the use of staging and found gestures, her painting focuses on revealing underlying tensions between figures and objects establishing a pictorial space where conflicting emotions begin to become tangible. Her paintings are exhibited in Berlin, Italy, USA and in the Netherlands. She lives and works in Berlin. Learn more about her work at her website: www.maureenjeram.com
An introduction to the expressive and versatile medium of painting with a focus on traditional painting methods. Starting with basic color theory, learn how to mix colors and achieve a unified color world. Through exercises designed to show the difference between hue and value, or the relationship between complimentary colors, we sharpen our understanding of how colors interact and how to mix paint. Learn step by step how to craft a painting by exploring techniques for paint application, brushstrokes and composition to create form and space.
While the focus is on painting from direct observation, such as from a still-life, there are still opportunities to explore individual style and personal expression. We will look to examples from both art history and contemporary art for technical and conceptual insights. A field trip to contemporary art galleries is a great opportunity to learn about Berlin's art scene and current trends in painting.