Espaint Workshops transmit the artistic knowledge at the highest level. We count with national and international renowned artists with love for art and to convey their passion and their knowledge to other artists.
With a careful organization, designed by artists for artists, during the days of the workshop, painters enjoy training and coexistence with the Master and also share the vision and contributions from other partners.
Espaint workshops are unique experiences that become a source of inspiration and creativity helping the artist to find their own creative way.
The focus of this workshop will be on the organization of multi figures in compositions that are driven by an applied or invented context. This context will be wholly dependent on the technical narrative. As such the “dramatic narrative” or “subject”, if you will, will be implied, not overstated in any way. The purpose of such a lesson is to pull from technical procedures the lion’s share of meaning, therefore placing the greatest creative responsibility on the manipulation of materials and the story of their evolution in the painting.
We will work with live model and a variety of methods and materials but predominantly oils on shellacked paper. Aside from this, the workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, and an exhibition of the work completed during the week.
Vincent Desiderio was born in 1955. He graduated from Haverford College in 1977 and later attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he is a Senior Critic. He is also a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities both in the USA and abroad, most recently at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in China. He lives and works in New York
Sangram Majumdar in his own words:
“I do try to be present fully when I am teaching, whether it is working one on one in a studio situation, presenting a lecture, or critiquing student work. I also think it’s important to create a space where discovery through experimentation is encouraged, especially where one can move past his/her tendencies to new territories.”
Born in Kolkata, India, Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has lectured on his work at numerous colleges including SVA, Pratt, RISD, PAFA, SUNY-Purchase, Princeton University and the New York Studio School. Recent solo exhibitions include Georgetown University, DC; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY; Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Kresge Art Museum, MI. Awards include a MacDowell Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, the 2009-10 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, a MICA Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two Maryland State Art Council Individual Grants in Painting. His work has been published in several drawing textbooks.
Majumdar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is a full-time Professor of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
n this 5-week workshop we will study the work of 5 distinct pairs of artists, one historical and the other contemporary, that work with the figure. We will use their work as a point of inquiry into composition, light, color, narrative, and abstraction. The studio work will include drawing and painting from the model, studying the compositions from paintings at the Prado, and drawing outside. Aside from this, the workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, and an exhibition of the work completed during the week
Stuart Shils is a Master of visual perception applied to the art of painting. With this workshop you, as an artist, can change the way you see the world and the way you make your pictorial and personal interpretation.
Stuart Shils has painted outside from nature for 30 years. His work has been presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, San Francisco and Cork (Ireland).
Shils is currently a critic to advanced students at PAFA in Philadelphia where he also teaches a painting class in addition to Master Classes in painting and monotype. He was also a visiting critic at the Vermont Studio Center for many years and currently teaches at numerous venues around America.
Primary emphasis of the workshop will be