This workshop brings together the team of Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst, two artists each with many years of professional experience who often collaborate on teaching. Both use paper extensively and have designed a workshop that merges paper and water-based media on a large scale. Paula and Jeff focus on physicality and materials in their own work, with an emphasis on intuitive explorations that ultimately lead to the development of personal or desired content.
What is Brave Space?
This popular course is presented in sections that focus on painting and drawing large (up to 5’) with mixed water-based media and unorthodox materials and tools. The first component is designed as a discovery-in-process, with intuition as a driving force. Artists will be given parameters to use with the idea that the work will change and evolve in the process of creating. Other components in the class involve recycling art and materials and to arrive at new work(s), and the use of unusual processes to freely move through space and interact with the arts large surfaces.
In addition to challenging you visually, this workshop will further expand your knowledge of working large on paper.
Class discussions will take place that focus on how your content and visual language intersect. The class will use a series of personal prompts that help you realize new paradigms that might exist within your work. The underlying theme of the class is to take chances while working large.
How does it work?
· Meets for five 90-minute sessions, spanning several weeks, on Zoom.
· Between Zoom meetings, participants work in their own studio space and present works for review at the next class.
· We include a resource guide for where to get the best materials and supplies.
· Each class is recorded (in case you must miss one), with 3 months of access to the recordings.
· Limited to 20 participants.
Instruction takes place through short, pre-recorded videos. We review works created, hold Q and A sessions, and experiment/ and brainstorming "what if" approaches to art-making. Class discussions focus on how your content and visual language intersect.
Bonus: Paula and Jeff will meet with each participant individually in November via a 20 minute Zoom meeting to discuss their work and direction.