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As Soon as There is An Opening, by Nancy McCarthy

Painting: Personal and Powerful


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Designed for students who have some painting experience and wish to develop their work. Participants consider content, composition / format, color, surface, materials, and craft while exploring aspects of painting that interest them the most (e.g., experimentation with materials, conceptual and technical approaches, observational work). Individual attention and group discussions of student work and contemporary and historical painting practices enhance studio work. Assignments are tailored for those who want more structure or direction. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent. Formerly numbered 2DPA 317X.

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Nancy McCarthy is a painter who works both from imagination and observation. Exhibitions include: “Veils,” There Gallery, NYC; “Beyond Texture,” Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA; “The Unstilllife,” Guest artist, Zeuxis, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AK; “A Cat May Look,” Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA;  solo exhibition, Fitchburg University; “Color Works,” Truro Center for Arts, Truro, MA; Manifest Drawing … Read more