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Information about more 2018 Workshops will be posted soon!

Date: Feb 5, 2018 - Feb 9, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 900.00

Max has lived and worked in New York all his life. As a New Yorker, he feels a personal and deep connection to this rich, energetic, and beautiful city with its amazingly diverse population.

Max’s objective is to paint the people of New York, realistically and with compassion. He has expressed strongly held feelings about peace and justice; deep outrage to war, injustice, and torture are conveyed in some of his paintings. With regard to these themes, he has been inspired by Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz, and Picasso.

Max has chosen to paint realistically because he believes that realism is truth and truth is beauty. He derive an aesthetic pleasure in skillfully done realistic drawings and paintings. Max believes that realism can communicate ideas strongly and it is this communication that is extremely important to him.

Painting Landscapes from Memory, Joseph Paquette
Date: Feb 18, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 999999.00

NOTE: Cost and details have not yet been finalized for this workshop.  Registration will be available soon.

Joseph Paquet, while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, had the good fortune of finding a mentor in John Foote who opened his eyes to the joys of drawing the human figure. After graduating, Joe met another major influence in his life, John Osborne, who was uniquely gifted in producing convincing landscape paintings from memory. Osborne believed a landscape painting should begin on location, but that its poetic essence should be completed in the solitude of the artist’s studio. Paquet experienced a demanding and rewarding apprenticeship, in which he learned to fuse field studies with the image he could see in his mind’s eye.

To summarize this experience, he explains, “The intellectual process became married to the intuitive. Paint what you know as well as what you see.” He goes on to expand the possibilities, “If I have the need or desire to move a mountain, add a figure or change the course of a river, I can do so. I am no longer shackled to nature. Now, I am painting my picture.” Paquet teaches and paints at Hurinenko and Paquet Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota.