What will Elaine Cimino’s Art Workshops and Classes teach you?
Provides a basic tool for self discovery and understanding culture
Deeply rooted in history giving historical context of subject matter covered.
Provides traditional environment for learning the fundamental basics of drawing and painting, by demonstrating forms, methods and examines contemporary issues.
Explore subject in still life, landscape, life-drawing abstract painting, watercolor media and other drawing media.
Helps to redefine the sources of creativity and for discovery of the artist within.
The painting and drawing offering at Elaine Cimino Studios is a comprehensive visual arts program that recognizes and is informed by the deep roots of its history. It is equally aware of the significant role painting and drawing continues to play in contemporary culture. The painted or drawn image remains a basic tool of self-definition and understanding of the human condition.
The foundations in the Painting and Drawing curriculum provide an intellectual and creative environment that addresses an awareness of traditional conventions in the context of current forms, methods, and issues.
The first step to successful work in painting and drawing is a firm basis in the fundamentals of drawing and design (2D and 3D) that are essential components to a foundation-based curriculum. This is where the strength of what Elaine Cimino Studios can offer any student at any age.
After completing foundation core courses that encourage students to explore other disciplines, it is important to build technical proficiency and a contextual understanding of artistic practice. The painting and drawing program offers a wide array of artistic experiences ranging from figure and landscape painting to courses that address subjects such as abstract painting and water media.
Teaching for 20 years in all levels painting and drawing, Elaine Cimino, represents a diverse range of approaches and areas of expertise. She is committed to building a strong awareness of the power and transcendence of visual images and can help students in their ability to communicate ideas and understanding across cultural
Class time is divided between in-class projects, either assigned or independent—where the instructor addresses practical and technical issues in individual and group critiques. How to do what you want to do is balanced by the unending question of what does what you do mean? Interaction with visiting artists and critics provides alternative perspectives and reinforces a sense of professionalism that Elaine Cimino Studios brings to artistic learning.
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