Abstract Representational Painting

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Megan Hinton
Week 5: July 5 to July 10
ORIENTATION: July 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 6-10, 1-4pm
Discipline: Painting
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

Abstract representational painting uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to discover a transformative process of looking and making art. This workshop will approach observational painting through abstract principles. Students will learn how to make powerful painted imagery by distancing oneself from representation and eliminating unnecessary details to access what is essential in a picture. Challenging how one sees to reconstruct approaches to painting will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to bring in reference material to paint from and appropriate, i.e. sketches, photographs, and objects. Various painting techniques and prompts will encourage an overhaul of conventional approaches to paintings. Group and individual constructive critique will be a component of the workshop. Noteworthy painters will be presented and discussed in class. Participants can work on any type of water or oil-based paint on canvas, panel, or paper. All student levels are welcome.


Megan Hinton assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. They recently received an MFA in Studio Art from Mills College and have shown work at AMP Gallery in Provincetown, SOMArts Center in San Francisco, and The SUNY Adirondack Visual Art Gallery. In 2019 Hinton was awarded The Murphy Cadagon Scholarship from The San Francisco Foundation and an artist residency from 20 Summers in Provincetown.