Absolute Beginners – Oil – The Art Students League

Absolute Beginners – Oil

Michele Liebler

Michele Liebler

Workshop Description

9:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $460
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Your choice of technique directly influences the choice of material, how the painting is made, and ultimately what it looks like. It is essential as a painter to experiment with your working methods and ideas. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of mark making and finding your own personal mark in oil painting. The workshop will explore step-by-step techniques: underdrawing, wet-in-wet/dry brush, knife painting and then the last day using all the techniques simultaneously. Each day will be dedicated to one of the techniques listed above. In this 5-day workshop students will learn the effective way to achieve their own personal vision through the introduction of these techniques. This workshop will help the beginners but will also be informative for an advanced student who never explored other ways of approaching oil painting.

About the Instructor

Michele Liebler has had several solo and group exhibitions in New York City. She is a native New Yorker and continues to work in her studio in Brooklyn to produce works of art for her upcoming exhibitions. Eileen Watkins, writing in Star Ledger, called Liebler a “soulful” painter who “has a particular gift for giving inanimate objects personalities. And from the exhibition Re-Figuring the Figure, William Zimmer, in The New York Times, characterized Michele Liebler’s work by remarking, “looking outward is something of a leitmotif.” He described her tense, frontal Self-Portrait in the Studio as “compelling.” She received her B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude from Purchase College in painting and drawing and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. She also studied with Mary Beth McKenzie and Burt Silverman.

Liebler has exhibited in such venues as Parrish Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum, National Academy Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, College of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, and private collections internationally. She has received numerous awards including an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, GIP Grant, Horlick Painting Award, the Charles L. Tenenbaum Award, CUNY Graduate Investment Research Grant, Ralph Weiler Prize, the Stefan Hirsch Award, the Edward Mooney Traveling Scholarship, and Arnot Art Museum Award for Painting. She is represented by First Street Gallery in NYC. Her work is in many private collections both in the U.S. and abroad. She has years of experience teaching workshops and classes at the National Academy Museum & School and at The Art Students League.


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