“Peonies” (in progress) oil on linen, 2013 by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING

SUMMER ONLINE | FLOWERS: FORM & COLOR with Krista SCHOENING

“I am speaking of this frank and firm lesson: to put your colours in their true place, to paint them as one thing, as if modeling, without tiring them and without altering their purity; to pronounce each form and each articulation with a full brush in the fat of their impasto; to proceed, finally, in all your handling, on principles that are equally luminous and solid.”

– Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Discours sur la Pratique de la Peinture… (1752)

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INSTRUCTOR: FLOWERS – FORM AND COLOR will be taught by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING

PLATFORMS
and FORMAT:

Video content will be hosted on Vimeo, and available only through the Studio Escalier website. Demonstration slideshows and photos essays will be provided too.

Individual weekly critique and weekly group meetings will take place on Zoom.

A private Facebook Group will be created for those students who wish to post their progress and share their work during the course.

The Facebook group will be monitored by the instructor and participation is optional.

CLASS DATES: 30 June – 30 July 2022

CLASS SCHEDULE:

A video lecture-demonstration will be released each FRIDAY, and a second slideshow/video snippet demonstration uploaded on each SATURDAY.

Weekly online group meeting and instructor presentation each SUNDAY.

Individual critiques will take place weekly on FRIDAY or SATURDAY.

CLASS SIZE: 16 students, per 4-week section
WHO is ELIGIBLE?
Entry by application only. Anyone may apply.
TUITION PRICE: 750 EUROS for 4 weeks
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE 2022

PAYMENT DUE: SATURDAY, 11 JUNE 2022
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for FLOWERS – FORM AND COLOR are OPEN.

Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class will explore flowers as a subject matter for painting and drawing from direct observation. Over the course of four weeks Schoening will guide students through the following:

• drawing flowers in graphite and chalk on toned paper
• making color studies of bouquets
• painting individual flowers (alla prima)
• painting a floral still life

Each week the instructor will release a pre-recorded video demonstration on FRIDAY and a second slideshow/video snippet demonstration uploaded on each SATURDAY, walking students through the process of one of her flower paintings, from start to finish.

The class will meet as a group once per week for discussion, and the instructor will meet with students via Zoom on Friday or Saturday of each week for individual critiques.

There will also be a private Facebook group for the course, allowing students to to share their work during the course of the class.

Video demonstrations will be from various flowers, including but not limited to roses, dahlias, and sunflowers. Students will source their own bouquets of flowers to work from — they may choose to work with the same types of flowers that the instructor is using or different flowers according to their own taste.

For students in the US who don’t have easy access to fresh flowers, or who want old fashioned roses to work from, the instructor can offer suggestions for good sources of cut roses available for delivery.



WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Each week the instructor will release a pre-recorded video demonstration on FRIDAY and a second slideshow/video snippet demonstration uploaded on each SATURDAY, walking students through the process of one of her flower paintings, from start to finish.

The weekly painting demonstration video (3-4 hrs in length) will be available online exclusively for FLOWERS – FORM and COLOR students to view and draw from during the course.

Each SUNDAY the instructor will present the curriculum for the week, to discuss the week’s assignment(s) and reply to general issues.



During the week, students will keep a studio journal, to organize their own projects and record their own questions and progress.

Individual critiques will be given on FRIDAY or SATURDAY of each week. Students will have a designated time to meet the instructor on Zoom for 30-35 minutes to discuss the week’s work.

A private Facebook Group will be created for students to share their work from the class and interact with each other during the course and after.

The Facebook group will be monitored by the instructor and participation is optional.

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THE INSTRUCTOR

Krista SCHOENING – Visiting Faculty
Tutor in Painting and Drawing

Krista M. Schoening (b. 1980) is a painter, draftsman and printmaker. She specializes in still life, with a focus on botanical painting. She is currently Windgate Artist-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas (Little Rock).

Ms Schoening has exhibited in both commercial and public galleries, including the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA; the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; and, internationally, at the 2011 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, in London.

In 2015, her monumental flower painting Karma Dahlia II was voted into the top 25 2-D works at ArtPrize, one of the most highly attended art exhibitions in the world. Her work has been mentioned in the Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, the Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic, and was featured in the Art of Vanitas by Rodney O’dell Davis. Her paintings and drawings are in private collections in the United States and Europe.

Ms Schoening received her MFA in Painting and Drawing and her MA in Art History at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her art history master’s thesis was on Jacopo Ligozzi (1550-1627), who worked as an artist for the Medici and is known for his extraordinary botanical studies.

She also taught painting, drawing, and color theory at the University of Washington (Seattle), where she was awarded the Parnassus Award for Teaching with Excellence and a Top Scholar Fellowship.

Krista Schoening received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame (2002) in anthropology and Spanish. She pursued post-graduate studies in anthropology at Cornell University, before taking up painting as a career.