Oil painting class for teens at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 4:22 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 4:22 p.m.

Artist Margaret Curtis will teach a foundational oil painting class for teenage students from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan.12-March 9, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Curtis, whose teaching credits include the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, says of the TFAC course content, “We will focus on the difference between color and value, and how to use value to create a sense of volume.

We talk about reflected light as well as explore the principles of composition. The class will be working from still life and the figure. Students are encouraged to create their own image file for selfgenerated imagery later in the year.” Curtis’ work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. She was included in “The Figure: Another Side of Modernism” at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and “Bad Girls” at The New Museum in New York and other major group shows. She has also shown at Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, The Huntington Beach Art Center in California and Salama Caro Gallery of London.

Curtis is the recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art and the Predmore Award from Duke University. The classes cost $205, including basic materials. To register, call 828-859-8322, ext. 213, or email marianne@tryonarts.org for more information.

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