Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Something for Everyone at OFAI

Think you have to be great at art, or at least experienced, to enjoy a Fall Arts Institute workshop?  Think again!  This fall, over half our workshops are open to true beginners or novices. 

As a kid, was your macaroni artwork always the worst in the class?  When you handed your mom a drawing, did she say "Awwww, it's pretty!  What is it?"  Then consider taking Richard Hull's workshop, "Drawing for Beginners," November 1 - 4.

In this workshop, we'll use perceptual drawing exercises to address how we see, and memory drawing exercise to understand how our perception is affected by memory.  We'll engage in a wide range of drawing techniques, both additive and subtractive. Whether these exercises lead to abstraction or representation, the ultimate goal will be to make something you never thought you would.

Born in Oklahoma City, Richard Hull now lives and works in Chicago.  He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1977 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1979, he received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While still in graduate school, he had his first one-person show in New York at the Phyllis Kind Gallery. Since that time, Hull has had more than 40 one-person shows. His paintings may be found in many private and public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Westchester. New York, and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. He is represented in Chicago by Western Exhibitions Gallery.

Enrollment for Richard's workshop begins Monday, August 20 at www.oaiquartz.org