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Alternative Process: Landscape Tools & Temperament with Timothy Wilson


Instructor: Timothy Wilson
Dates: July 6-10 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Times: 9-4 pm (lunch 12-1 pm)
Workshop Location: Multiple local plein air venues in the area; in case of inclement weather, a studio on the campus of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts will be reserved. Please note that participants will be asked to walk short distances with materials in tow.
Directions and Parking: Registered students will receive detailed information in advance of workshop.
Level: Beginner to advanced students welcome.

Throughout the course of this five-day workshop, students will be led through a series of demonstrations and on-site painting exercises designed to inspire a more personalized and exploratory vision of landscape painting that nevertheless rests on a foundation of traditional approaches to the genre. The tools and techniques covered in the workshop will help students overcome creative blocks, put their visions into practice, and, through abstraction and self-investigation, produce a more unique and powerful result.

When roadblocks or stagnation occur in the creative process, practical implements can often be the most mentally freeing. Hands-on demonstrations will help to show how different tools can be used in conjunction and in lieu of a brush, in order to help rejuvenate a composition and fingerprint an image as a student's own.

Students will first be asked to paint in a traditional manner; in subsequent sessions they will adapt the initial painting using the alternative tools presented and discussed. They will also consider the issues of chance intervention, welcoming discovery, and adapting to changing weather conditions, both reactively and immediately. Students will be challenged to personalize an image, even when it is grounded in the academic foundations of the initial underpainting, and to locate and embrace the emotions that can come from this act. Through a gradual process that sways back and forth between the traditional and the experimental, students will re-establish, obliterate, redefine, and expound upon landscape painting in their own, individualized ways. As they are pushed to both draw and depart from a known vocabulary of technical skills, they will create a new artistic vision that translates beyond the image itself.

Please consult the instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items necessary for the workshop.

Special Notes
Workshop participants will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has removed the mask mandate for students, staff, faculty, models, and visitors inside of our buildings. 

The health and safety of our guests are of the utmost importance. We are regularly monitoring the guidelines of the CDC and will adjust our policies accordingly.

Please review our terms and conditions prior to enrollment.

Artist Biography
Timothy Wilson keeps a studio in Coastal Maine. Attending the Rhode Island School of Design for illustration, he worked briefly in the design field before returning to coastal Maine to pursue a career in painting. Today, his work is sold internationally, and shown at Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, Steven Amedee in New York City, Noh/wave in Los Angeles, and Corey Daniels Gallery in Maine.

View Timothy’s work on Instagram @timothypwilson


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