Non-Traditional Figure Painting Techniques – New!
At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, high school students can expand their artistic practice, grow their personal portfolios and prepare for possibly attending art school. Take an Art League class and get the chance to work in professional studios, alongside working artists.
Learn to incorporate new, mixed media approaches to create figurative paintings. You’ll explore mixed media techniques like printmaking, collage and non-traditional painting practices to create depth, texture and mystery in your work. You’ll use your own photographic references to create a painting. Plan to walk away with a few small completed works and a toolkit of new techniques for future paintings.
About the Instructor
A contemporary realist, Josh George paints with oils and acrylics on wood panel, incorporating layers of collage elements to achieve a texture and richness idiosyncratic to his work. His subjects include human figures, cityscapes, and scenes of everyday existence that capture the multifaceted nature of life in the American city. George’s paintings offer narrative “snap-shots” conveyed with both a sly wit and sensitivity, juxtaposing humor and pathos to present the complexities of the modern American experience. Josh George at once celebrates and critiques our culture, expresses both disillusionment and exuberance, and discovers beauty and disappointment in unexpected places. Josh George is represented by galleries in New York City; Tulsa, OK: Aspen, CO; Kansas City, MO; Raleigh, NC; and Columbia, MO. He shows in his current hometown of Richmond, VA at Glave Kocen Gallery. His artwork has been featured such publications as Stile Magazine, Step By Step Magazine, American Art Collector, and Society of Illustrators, among others. George's work is part of Warner Music, Nissan, Capitol One, Sheraton Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Dominion Power, Landmark Bank, and Limno Tech corporate art collections. He has taught for Pratt Institute and for Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Communication Arts, and has been a guest lecturer for Syracuse University's MFA in Painting Program, Emory Henry College, The New Hampshire Art Institute, and Accademia di'Arte di Brescia in Brescia, Italy.See More Classes By Instructor