Art Workshops at the Trailing Yew Inn
Taught by Resident Artist
Phyllis Purves-Smith taught 34 years at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was a tenured Associate Professor. She also taught at the New York Academy of
Art, N.Y.C. in the Full Time Graduate Program for 7 years. She is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan,
Me. Her work has received numerous awards, and she has been a featured artist in the “American Art Collector” and
“American Artist” Magazines. Her pastel, “Monhegan Dawn”, was featured to represent the month of July in American Artist’s 2012 Landscape Calendar..
FREE TO TRAILING YEW GUESTS!!!
$30 per one-day class ($150 for each 5-day workshop)
Workshop #1: July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (4:30 to 6PM daily): How to Draw what you see: Through demonstration and instruction, this workshop will teach Sighting Techniques, Theory of Perspective, Light Theory, and Color Theory; all of those Academic issues that enable you to be more creative in your work. The workshop is tailored for intermediate to advanced artists who wish to refine their drawing and painting skills
Workshop #2: July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017 (4:30 to 6PM daily): Design and Composition: This workshop will focus on how the eye moves through a composition, spatial organization, focal point and focal areas, theme and variation, and the language of Visual Communication. It is intended as a sequel to Week 1. References to images from the History of Art will be used as teaching aids.
Workshop #3: August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017 (4:30 to 6PM daily): Finding your Muse and Pursuing it: This workshop enables practicing artists to refine their work with daily critiques and review of the Academic Issues covered in Week 1 & 2, where applicable.