Explore ways of depicting the built environment using color and line in this two-day workshop. Examine space, perspective, and design through practical, hands-on lessons that aim to help you gain confidence in creating drama, rhythm, and focus in the architectural subject.
Demonstrations and exercises will address editorial seeing, observing and responding to materials and junctions, lighting and shadow, and the elements of good composition. With plenty of time to paint, Mat will provide feedback throughout the process. This workshop is designed for students with a foundation in watercolor.
For over 20 years, Mat Barber Kennedy has been drawing and painting aging machines, tools, and buildings. Constructed in layers, adapted over generations, and decaying in pieces, he is fascinated by the junctions of materials and corrosion of designed objects over time. Mat is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and in 2007 was awarded the Turner Medal in London. In addition, he has been featured in the Door County Plein Air Festival for several years. Mat currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.