South Pomfret, Vermont
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New Inspirations and Abstract Explorations in Paint

Stretch your visual vocabulary beyond representation and into the abstract.

Painters looking to stretch their visual vocabulary beyond representation and into the abstract are encouraged to enroll in this class. We will examine the history of form and gesture in painting as vehicles toward abstraction in order to inspire the development of your own visual voice. Painters are welcome to use the types of paint and mediums (and other materials) with which they are most comfortable and/or with which they want to continue to work. Participants should minimally have some prerequisite beginning painting experience. A materials list will be provided.

Dan Gottsegen’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in numerous well known private and public collections. He has also done a number of large scale public artworks across the country, including two in Vermont. He has won many awards and fellowships, including a Vermont Arts Council Individual Artist Creation Grant. Most recently he was the one artist selected for the year for the Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge Residency, during which he lived and painted on an uninhabited island. He was an Associate Professor of painting at University of Massachusetts/ Lowell and a Full Professor for many years at California College of the Arts in the San Francisco. He has a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Painting from California College of the Arts. For more information about Dan, visit his website. []