Self-Portrait Drawing & Painting Lab
Join this engaging and supportive drawing and painting camp! Using self-portraits as a continuous theme, you will develop good working skills and habits, from sketching and planning ideas to trying unique brushwork and inventive color mixing. We'll start with various black and white drawing exercises and expand to full color paintings. You'll learn specific techniques and skills, like understanding composition and proportion, to create a small portfolio of artworks on paper, canvas, clay, and wood in both 2D and 3D.
Keri Wiederspahn is an artist, teacher and iconographer. After receiving her BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Keri founded the Creative Hands Art Studio and Atelier Gallery in Madison, NJ, providing both a gallery for emerging artists and innovative fine arts training to over 2,000 children and teens annually for fifteen years. She more recently has pursued Christian Russian-Byzantine iconography, studying for a decade under the late renowned Russian iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her icons, created through Iconeye Studio, have been exhibited in galleries, churches, and museums throughout New England and in private collections internationally. She is currently working with master iconographer George Kordis on the new International Centre of Contemporary Iconography in Athens, Greece. For more information about Keri, visit her website.