Painting Possibility with Suzanna Fields

$100/85 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will study examples of contemporary and modern material and process-based painting and sculpture, including some examples of the instructor’s work. Participants will be encouraged and advised on techniques to extrude, pour and employ other alternative painting applications such as squeegees, with special focus on viscosity, rheology, acrylic body and transparency in painting. They will experiment with unconventional acrylic painting techniques using different acrylic mediums and various paints, pigments and inks. Student will be encouraged to be resourceful and inventive by bringing in everyday materials to creatively re-purpose in applying paint and as painting supports. We will make works on less traditional supports such as duralar, yuppo, and canvas paper. The emphasis will be on serious play and experimentation, happy accidents that lead to discovery, rather than traditional painting or refined, finished work. Participants can expect to finish two to four experimental depending on how they choose to work.

Learn more about Suzanna. 

Fields is the recipient of a Bethesda Painting Award and a finalist for the Trawick Prize as well as a fellow at the Studios at Key West and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work is in private and public collections including the Eleanor Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Capital One, Philip Morris, U.S.A., Retail Data, LLC, Kathie and Stephen Markel, Bill and Pam Royall, and Shepard and Amanda Fairey.  Exhibitions include the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA, the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art Laurel, MS, the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC, and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA. Raised in Abingdon, Virginia, Fields now resides in Richmond, VA.

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