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Impressionism Workshop


Instructor, Roberta Shea
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
10 am - 3 pm

Impressionism is a style of painting that originated in France in the 1860's. It focused on depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color.

In this full day workshop students of oil paint or acrylics will have the opportunity to create three pieces. In the morning session students will set up an impressionist's palette and complete 2 small paintings using a still-life or reference of choice. In the afternoon students will select an impressionist painting and use it for inspiration while creating a piece on a larger canvass. There will be a discussion of who the impressionists were and why they painted outdoors.

Students should bring their own supplies (oil or acrylic paints, brushes, canvases, palette), and lunch.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $120 and is limited to 10 students.

Roberta Shea is a Newtown painter known for her highly-textured vibrant paintings of the natural world. Her abstract paintings are about the physical process of painting inspired by Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism.

Roberta studied at Southern Connecticut State University, Creative Arts Workshop, Washington Arts Association, and Society of Creative Arts in Newtown. She has taught art at Masuk High School, adult education and afterschool programs and conducted tours at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

She has exhibited locally in Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire and is represented by Gallery 21 at Arts Escape.

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of the Arts/Photography Program.

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