The Metaphoric Still Life – Creating a “Portrait” Through Symbolic Objects

Barbara Noah is a visual artist who teaches painting, drawing, mixed media, and 2D/3D interdisciplinary arts, including both representational and abstract work. She has taught at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, UCLA, and Cal State University, Long Beach. Her art practice has included work in several media (digital imaging, painting, print, photography, sculpture, installations, and public art). She has exhibited in venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Artists’ Space and The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the City Museum in Nakhodka, Russia, the Shenzhen Art Institute Gallery in China, and the Biennial Exhibition of La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine-Paris in France. Her work has been published in ARTnews and Art in America. Barbara is the recipient of Artist Trust’s THA Grant and a Pollock/Krasner Grant. She received her B.A in Art from Mills College and an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York.
Saturday, Sunday
3/16-3/17
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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This workshop will focus on the creation of a still life with symbolic elements representing a specific person. You may paint from life from objects you bring and/ or from photos. You may also include collage elements. We will look at other artists’ work as an introduction, and then you will create your metaphoric “portrait,” which may or may not have actual figurative components. You may work with single media or mixed media, including the following options: painting (oils or water based), drawing, and/or collage materials. You may also consider other 2D and/or shallow relief materials.
 
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