Abstract Painting with Tom Merwin
Instructor: Tom Merwin
August 9-11, 2019
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$330 Member/$375 Nonmember

In this workshop, students will experiment with a variety of both conventional and unconventional tools for painting, including: their own stencils, palettes knives, and spackle trowels. Students will be encouraged to work freely and with spontaneity in this lively class.

Tom has been working principally in oils on canvas for over 40 years, developing a vocabulary of strokes and images and a fluidity of texture and vibrant color. Born in Brooklyn, Tom left high school and immediately entered the Art Students League where he studied under Vaclav Vytlachil, Knox Martin and others. In addition to his own work, Tom has spent the last five years mentoring and organizing exhibitions throughout the state for artists collectively known as The Forty-Seven Main Street Group. He was awarded a continuing grant from The Psychiatric Survivors of Vermont to expand ‘The Drawing Water Project’ to include other disabled artists in “an engaged creative movement that challenges the convenient labels of disability and mental illness, transforming barriers into opportunities for mutual growth and understanding.” Tom is a member of the Art Students League of New York and the Sumi-E Society of America.


August 9 at 10:00 am — August 11 at 4:00 pm
10:00 am — 4:00 pm (54h)


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