Dissolved in Light: Deconstructing Edouard Vuillard

Edouard Vuillard, “The Striped Blouse”

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 – 4:00pm

This will be a three-hour art workshop for adults, presented by David Holcomb.

Participants will use the post-impressionist painting techniques characteristic of French artist Edouard Vuillard (b. 11 November 1868 – d. 21 June 1940) to create a painting of a still-life in an interior, exploring pattern, intense color, and forms defined by areas of markmaking rather than by line and tone.

We will explore the differences between tone and line, and examine the use of “optical mixing” (applying daubs of unmixed color side by side directly on the canvas to produce intermediate colors rather than mixing the colors together on the palette and then brushing them onto the surface). We will also examine the concept of the “picture plane”, and the movement away from rigorous Renaissance perspective that led to many of the innovations of twentieth century art.

Participants should be able to use a paintbrush, but the workshop does not require any other prior art training or experience. The finished painting will be theirs to keep.

Tickets are $50 per person and include materials. Class is limited to 14 participants. Tickets are non-refundable. (A class like this requires us to buy materials in advance, so in the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.

For more information call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org.