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Monotype Workshop with Stuart Shils

Master Classes, Friday, Saturday and Sunday | Weekend

May 18 2018 - May 20 2018 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Instructor: Stuart Shils

Open to Intermediate/Advanced Artists of All Media


Experience the joys and possibilities of monotype printmaking with an emphasis on color and abstraction in the shaping of the visual image. Through the monotype process, students will understand pictorial structure (design) and mood as the keys to visual coherence and graphic strength. Working from window views and in-studio drawings, students will employ graphic shorthand and visual memory to generate imagery that captures the essence of places and moments through color and form, exploring the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure.  Rather than enforcing Shils’ style, instruction will encourage artists to create prints that promote their personal voice and expression.

Register by: May 4 (Space is limited to 10 students)

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Member* Tuition:  $855
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Artwork image:  Stuart Shils, Walls from Urbino, 2012, monotype with etching ink, graphite and oil pastel, 7 x 7 in.

Stuart Shils has painted outside or looking through windows for 30 years. His work has been presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, Scottsdale, Richmond, San Francisco and Cork, Ireland. Critical review and commentary has appeared in newspapers, journals and magazines, including: the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New York Sun, Ha'aretz, the Jerusalem Post, artcritical.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Irish Times, Art in America, the New Republic, the New Criterion, Art New England, American Artist, and the Hudson Review. His paintings are represented by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New York, and his monotypes by Davis and Langdale, also in New York. He was an annual visiting critic at the Vermont Studio Center for more than a decade and currently teaches in many venues around the country. Beginning in 1994 he spent 13 summers working on the northwest coast of Ireland, an extended painting campaign described in the PBS film documentary Ballycastle. Shils is currently a visiting critic in PAFA's Certificate program, and he offers Master Classes and Workshops through PAFA's Continuing Education program.


 Image:  Stuart Shils in his studio.
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