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2018 Summer Arts - Rita Baragona
Mindful Observation: Painting/Drawing
June 24 - June 29, 2018
Level: All Levels
Paint and draw still life working from direct observation with the goal of seeing beneath outward appearances. We will do this by learning to construct a plastic space, color planes and lines of force (Matisse’s concept) on the picture plane. Our eyes and mind work symbiotically gathering and organizing sensations. Emphasis will be placed on the perceptual process of organizing color and planar structures found in modernist ideas, which get past our preconceived mindset of “image making.” In the morning, we will paint or draw quickly, following eye-movement to condition our eyes and hand to energize the picture plane. In the afternoon, we will delve deeper into one subject, to create an overall sense of light and aesthetic unity in the painting and an inner sense of connection. Throughout the workshop Rita will work with each student individually, fostering their personal sensibility. To improve concentration, there will be a brief tutorial on mindful awareness techniques. By adding mindfulness, you increase your focus, with less emphasis on judgement. The teacher fosters growth through instruction, visual demonstrations, looking at art of the past, and group discussions/critique which will include philosophical and scientific ideas, which have changed our world view and therefore our visual perception.
Educated at Carnegie Mellon University, NYU and the New York Studio School, Rita Baragona is an artist /teacher, who has exhibited her paintings in one-person and group shows throughout the USA. She has had numerous exhibitions at the Bowery Gallery, including her upcoming show. In 2018 her paintings will be shown at Westbeth Gallery and with Zeuxis, a still life group. Past selected one-person shows include exhibitions at Dutot Museum, PA, Washington Art Association, CT, Well Street Gallery, AK, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ and Rider University, NJ; highlighted group shows at Prince Street Gallery, NYC, Lyme Academy, Lori Bookstein Gallery, Borgenicht Gallery; Bergen County Museum, Bryn Mawr College and Allentown Museum and, Noyes Museum and Lancaster Museums. In Art in America Jed Perl wrote, “What a nature painter must do is impose some human logic or private poetry on the natural world. By this measure Baragona is a very interesting painter.”
Baragona is currently teaching workshops and private classes. In the spring she will be a sabbatical replacement, teaching Painting 2 at Rider University. She taught drawing, painting, and AP Portfolio at Blair Academy, NJ for 24 years, chairing the department for three years and is currently the Co-director and Curator of the Romano Gallery. Selected highlights of her teaching career include workshops at National Academy of Art, Lyme Academy, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival at University of Alaska, and courses at Rider University and Springfield University.
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2 Group Dinners
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