2023 Summer Workshops
The idea of staring at the emptiness of a white paper, canvas or plate is both exciting and petrifying. This is a ritual every artist confronts. How does one lay down the first mark, break the white surface, and transform it into one’s inner expression? In this workshop, you’ll utilize sequential drawing processes to harness your intuitive creativity, and develop into a cohesive body of work. You’ll be encouraged to experiment with techniques and materials beyond your creative comfort zone. Whatever your medium is, wherever your studio resides, you’ll be in a familiar environment but produce work that will transport you to unexpected places. You’ll be taken through an intense process of applying traditional drawing techniques, along with collage and mixed media to expand your visual ideas— both formally and conceptually. The aim is to create 100 drawings, within an extremely compressed time, to harness your intuition and spontaneity as the foundation for more elaborate, ambitious and time-committed work. This class will be completely remote as you work in the comfort of your own studio. We will come together during class time to discuss and exchange ideas about your work. Through online demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, an array of creative techniques and strategies will be employed to magically transform your own instinctive images into a cohesive suite drawings.Lorem-Ipsum.pdf
Fred H. C. Liang Fred H. C. Liang received a BFA from the University of Manitoba, and an MFA from Yale University. His honors include Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Grants in both painting, printmaking, and works on paper. Liang’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including Fidelity, the Gund Collection, Addison Museum of
American Art, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. He exhibited his work at the Currier Museum of Art in NH, Inside Out Museum in Beijing, and the ICA,
Boston. Liang’s most recent exhibitions include the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Addison Museum of American Art in Massachusetts, XC.HuA Gallery in Berlin and Jerez de la Frontera Gallery at University of Cadiz. He recently completed a residency at the Museo de Arte Contemporary in Santiago de Chile and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. His work was recently interviewed by Huffington Post, WBUR Open Studio and reviewed in The Boston Globe. He is the recipient of 2020 Joan Michell Foundation Grant. Liang is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is the Coordinator of the Printmaking Department.