Kids Age 14–18 ∙ January 22, January 29, February 5, 2022 ∙ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$85 ∙ Call 865-436-5860 To Register
Use charcoal to draw from observation (the still life and figure), and explore abstraction using sumi ink and additional media. Techniques covered include gesture and contour drawing and working additively and subtractively. Over the course of this three-week class, students create many experimental and exploratory drawings and can expect to leave the class with at least three well-developed drawings.
Instructor ∙ Lena Schmid
Lena Schmid’s paintings explore how time functions as a physical force, especially how its poetics and physics relate to the confounding experience of chronic pain. Using richly textured luminous surfaces, movement without discernible speed, and cleaving imagery, her work references the kind of slow, strange change experienced in a space long inhabited: be it a body, a well-known landscape, or the cosmos. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Lena’s work has been included in exhibitions at New Release Gallery and the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, and she has been an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project (NY), and The TIDES Institute (ME). In 2020, Lena was awarded a Printmaking Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Lena is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist in Residence.