Painting & Drawing: “PERSONA” Self discovery through self portrait with Pablo Perea / Starts July 9th, 2012 (5 days)
Like snowflakes, each of us has a unique existence that cannot be repeated. Who are we? Art is one of the roads that takes us to those answers.
This workshop intends that students learn about the history and different approaches of the self-portrait. And that way they will discover themselves through art. At the same time the students are going to learn and develop drawing and painting techniques using pencil, pastel, and acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Each student will explore their personality and physical appearance developing a series of sketches and completing one finished work of art.
Pablo Perea, an artist from Cuba, lives in Santa Fe, NM with his wife Allison. Pablo has been a professional artist for more than 18 years with a body of work of more than 3000 portraits. Born in 1970, Guines, La Habana, Cuba. Pablo Perea grew up in Guines, Cuba, just outside of Havana. He graduated 1995 from University of Havana with a degree in Medicine. He worked for several years as a general practitioner before turning solely to art in 1996. Pablo Perea is a self-taught artist. Among his recent accomplishments is a 10′ x 15′ mural that served as the backdrop for the Apple Tree Theatre production of Cuban playwright Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano, for which Pablo was nominated for a Jeff Award for Special Achievement in Theatre.
“It’s hard to be an artist in Cuba because everybody is an artist. Everybody paints, everybody dances and everybody is a musician. Everyone does something about creation, the heart there is beating. But I had to be a painter. It’s part of who I am.” Pablo Perea
The workshop will be held at the Tarnoff Art Center located in Rowe New Mexico. Students (12) will have full access to the studio facility while attending the workshop. Suggestions can be made for reasonable lodging, and Santa Fe has plenty of rooms available although the city is about 20 minutes away. The daily schedule will consist of instruction from 9:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-1:00 and continued art making from 1:00-4:00. All materials included.
When: July 9-13 2012 M-F
Where: Tarnoff Art Center, 4 Wildflower Lane, Rowe, NM 87562
Time: 9AM-4PM M-F
Cost: $490 w/meals – $440 no meals – Payment is due in full at time of reservation
*Space is limited to 12 Students, we reserve spaces on a first come first serve basis.
Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.org