RECALLING HOME: PAINTING AND THE DOMESTIC NARRATIVEFelicita Norris10 sessions, February 23- April 2710:00am-1:00pm, Studio 217, $480
This course will explore ideas about the domestic, “home” and family using psychology and emotion as impetus to create and resolve a final “mini-series” of paintings surrounding this theme. Students are encouraged to reference photography and memory, paying particular attention to space, objects and people that connect the artwork to the personal. Slide lectures and readings will provide contemporary and historical context for discussion of the medium. Formal and technical guidance will include color use, paint handling and composition. Oil paint, acrylic, watercolor and other water-based media, mixed-media and experimentation are welcome and encouraged. Some painting experience is preferred.____Felicita Norris received her MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University and a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work is inspired by dreams, pop culture, and personal experiences, using interiors to re-create claustrophobic and psychologically disturbing motifs. Norris was recently long-listed for the Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize and featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, Future Now. She has exhibited her work at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Leeds College of Art, United Kingdom, Los Angeles and San Francisco. She currently lives and works in San Jose, California.
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