July 10 - 14 -- Figure Painting in the Interior
September 11 - 15 -- Figure Painting in the Landscape
In these workshops, we will investigate different approaches to organizing paintings of the figure. For the July session, we will investigate ways of thinking about the figure in an interior space; for the September session, we will be in the landscape. We willwork from two models each day (both sessions).
Workshops include daily discussions about the ways these problems have been approached by great painters in the past, the value of working within a defined, traditional form, and the importance of combining observational painting with conceptual structures - - - what Cézanne called “creating a parallel to nature.”
These workshops represent a continuum of my teaching from many years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Portland for over twenty years.
Joseph Mann studied in New York at Parson's School of Design where he was a Helena Rubenstein scholar and graduated suma cum laude. His teaching experience includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, travel workshops in France, Italy and Nigeria.
In Portland, Oregon, Joseph conducts an ongoing advanced painting critique group. He also offers rich, intensive painting, drawing and print making workshops. These often include working with models, visiting artists and discussions of related philosophies.