Contemporary Figure Watercolor Series: Exploring Dynamic Gesture and Motion

Naomi Campbell

Workshop Description

October 16-20
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM -12:30 PM
Fee: $450
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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Emphasis will be on learning to be expressive with the dynamic gesture of the body. This is an opportunity to paint the non-static  gure while working from a model in shorter poses and through movement. We will look at several approaches to capture the movement of the  gure on paper and new ways of seeing motion. We will look at how color is interpreted in these situations. Individual direction will be emphasized working in a range from representational to abstract.

About the Instructor

Naomi Campbell has painted for over twenty-nine years in watercolor. She is a graduate of Champlain College, Quebec, Canada; was classically trained in painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Art Students League of New York; and has studied at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; School of Visual Arts, New York; and with many nationally recognized watercolor artists. Her signature memberships include the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Ms. Campbell has won several awards for her work, in watercolor and other media, including four Gold Medals of Honor. Her figurative work has been featured in many art magazines and eighteen book publications on multiple media, including American Artist magazine; Watercolor Magic; Painting Lessons from the Art Students League of NY; Pure Color, The Best of Pastel; and 100 Mid-Atlantic Artists.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in such places as France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Her work is in permanent international and national public, corporate, and private collections, including the MTA Arts for Transit, the ASPCA, Maimonides Hospital, and Swift Pan-Americas, all in New York City. Her work is in the permanent collections of the City of New York; the City of Irving, Texas; the City of Geochang, Korea; the Art Students League of New York; and the Trenton City Museum, New Jersey.

She has contributed to art journals and is an invited guest lecturer/critic at several schools and art organizations, including Lehman College, City University of New York; and the Vytlacil Residency Program. In addition to watercolor, Ms. Campbell works in pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, installation, sculpture, the digital image, and public art.

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