STILL LIFE AND THE HEAD EXAMINED ONLINE WORKSHOP. The Art Digger Lab.  THE HEAD EXAMINED. May 21 — May 23,  2021.
Portraits from art history will be the point of departure for study of pictorial structure and invention, with a focus on the head. We will work from reproductions paintings from art history. 
STILL LIFE. May 28 — May 30,  2021. 
Still life paintings from art history will be the point of departure for study of pictorial structure and analysis, with a focus on the still life. We will work from reproductions of paintings from art history.
Mediums will include graphite, charcoal, collage, acrylic and/or oil paint. Each participant will look deeply at one or two images from each genre and generate permutations through simplification and abstraction. This rigorous and wide-ranging analysis of images from our painting ancestors will feed our own work and imaginations as we engage with images that speak to us still. 

LINEAGE INTO PAINT  ONLINE WORKSHOP. June 21-25, 2021. 
Proceeds will benefit the Ballinglen Foundation. Photos of relatives — those we have known in life and those we can know only from the images — will be the sources for this workshop. These photos might trigger a narrative, imaginary or real. We might begin with an impulse for detail and description, a desire to imagine those we can know in no other way. The ultimate goal will be reduction and a search for how much is enough. By analyzing the images as designs in a rectangle, breaking down the pictorial elements through simplification and abstraction, we will build drawings and paintings that stand on their own. Mediums will include graphite, collage, acrylic and/or oil paint.

LINEAGE INTO PAINT ONLINE WORKSHOP. June 28-JULY 2, 2021. 
Proceeds will benefit the Ballinglen Foundation. Photos of relatives — those we have known in life and those we can know only from the images — will be the sources for this workshop. These photos might trigger a narrative, imaginary or real. We might begin with an impulse for detail and description, a desire to imagine those we can know in no other way. The ultimate goal will be reduction and a search for how much is enough. By analyzing the images as designs in a rectangle, breaking down the pictorial elements through simplification and abstraction, we will build drawings and paintings that stand on their own. Mediums will include graphite, collage, acrylic and/or oil paint.

HANDS ON ONLINE WORKSHOP AT ART NEW ENGLAND. July 18 - 24, 2021. The hand is rich in metaphor; it is a source and symbol of agency in making our way in the world. While hands can be the most expressive subject, they are also one of the most difficult. In this workshop we will distance ourselves from the complexity of the subject by breaking down the image to its simplest elements: line, shape, value and color. We will look at the ways artists have used and described the hand throughout art history, from handprints in caves to abstracted images that suggest rather than describe. We will take an analytical approach that includes elements of play, variation and abstraction. Images of hands from art history, and photos of hands, and hands you know will be our sources.

PAINTING AND OBSERVATION: THREE APPROACHES ONLINE. The Art Digger Lab. September 10-October 3, 2021. With Catherine Kehoe, Susan Lichtman and Jennifer Pochinski.