Painting, Composition, Color – The Art Students League

Painting, Composition, Color

Margaret McCann

Margaret McCann

Class Description

Students learn how to apply the fundamentals of color theory to painting from perception (still life or the model), imagination, or abstraction. Lectures demonstrate various styles and methods that master painters and movements have utilized in composition. Group and individual critiques help students articulate their creative strengths. Beginner to advanced welcome.

About the Instructor

Margaret McCann studied at Yale U., WUSL, and NYSS and has taught at NYAA, UVA, Pratt, Syracuse U., BU., UNH, etc. and in Rome, Italy at RISD, Trinity College, etc. Her solo exhibitions include Antonia Jannone in Milan, Painting Center in NY, and Artemesia in Chicago. Her awards include Fulbright, Ingram-Merrill, Blanche E. Colman, and NH State grants, and artist residencies at Ragdale, Millay, American Academy in Rome, and Cite des Arts in Paris. Her paintings have been reviewed in La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, the LA Times, and the Huffington Post. McCann has written reviews for Art New England and edited the Skira/Rizzoli book “e Figure,” structuring its essays around the evolution of techniques from antiquity through cyberspace.

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