2-Day Oil Painting Workshop: Learning from the Masters: Reproducing a Painting at Fenimore
With Allison Hill-Edgar
Sat & Sun, Nov. 2 & 3, 10:00-4:00 each day
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
To register or request information, contact Kevin Gray at (607) 547-1510
Supplies: Oil paint and linseed oil will be provided. Students must supply their own canvas and brushes. A full list of materials is shared upon registration.
Do you have a favorite painting in the Fenimore Art Museum that you would like to closely study and “bring home” with you? An established and widespread method of classical art training, copying directly from the masters is one of the best ways to understand what went into creating a work of art and to expand your own painting skills. This class will thoroughly investigate a painting on view at Fenimore Art Museum, discuss the materials and techniques used by the artist, and explain how to translate the image to your own canvas.
Some of the questions we will explore are: Who was the artist and what was their background? How did their era and environment influence their work? What is the subject and context of the painting? What is the composition? What materials and colors were used and how was paint applied? Most importantly, we will discuss what the student can learn from stepping outside of his/her typical practices into someone else’s methods.
Allison Hill-Edgar is an artist and MD whose enduring interest is the human figure. She has studied drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and Art History in the US, Japan, Italy, France and Russia. In 1994, she earned a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard College. In 2003, she earned an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; she completed her internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and obtained her medical license in 2004. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to a full-time career as an artist. In 2017, she earned an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Hill-Edgar currently resides and works in New York City and Cooperstown, NY.