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  • Dean Nimmer - PAINTING IN THE MODE - Impressionism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism

    June  11—16, 2017
    Medium:   Painting          
    Level:  All Levels  
    Tuition:  $675 | Lab Fee: $50

    This class will explore painting and drawing focused on three art movements – Impressionism (the extraordinary effects of light and shadow) – Cubism (a fragmented reality) and Abstract Expressionism (no holds barred free form abstraction). We will study master works of each movement and develop compositions and studies based on the techniques and philosophy of each movement. Rather than trying to simply copy the outward appearance of a particular genre, we will endeavor to use our eyes and imagination to interpret nature filtered through these uniquely dynamic perspectives.

    Dean will emphasize sketching and loose interpretations of each movement rather than producing finished artworks this week. To that end, students will use acrylics, watercolors and dry drawing media rather than oil paints for this class.

    This class is most appropriate for artists with at least a moderate background in painting and drawing and a familiarity with the art forms we will study. 

    Emeritus Professor, Dean Nimmer, is the former Chair of the Painting, Printmaking programs at Mass College of Art, where he taught from 1970 to 2004. Dean was selected as the 2015, “Community Teacher of the Year” by the Massachusetts Art Education Association as well as winning the 2011 “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from the University of Wisconsin and the 2010, “Distinguished Teaching of Art Award”, given by the 16,000-member College Art Association.  Dean was nominated for the 2017, National Emeritus Professor of the Year Award given by the National Art Education Association.

    Dean Nimmer has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Dean’s artworks are in numerous public and private collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum and the New York Public Library.

    Dean is the author of the 5-star rated book, Creating Abstract Art, (North Light Books, 2014) and his first successful book, Art from Intuition, (Random House, 2008), is currently in its 7th printing.

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    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email.
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive no refund  but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
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    Resident Price (On-campus housing/meals): Tuition & lab fee - $725 add Housing and Meal Plan

    Commuter Price (staying off-campus): Tuition, lab fee & meals: (opening reception, 2 dinners, 5 lunches) - total $885

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