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Visual Arts: Full Circle – Painting an Identity

Access your innate creativity through a series of preparatory exercises including the emotional impact of color, the physicality of paint, and collaborative exercises that promote collective understanding. 

Your instructor, David, will lead you through exercises and prompts to develop a  psycho/physical self-portrait, which can take the form of a painting or mixed media piece. We will be using Zoom and Padlet, which is an excellent platform for collaborative work. 

This workshop is the perfect opportunity to focus on your creative practice and form lasting connections with a community of like-minded artists. David is the ideal guide to push your artistic boundaries, spark new ideas, and help you realize your creative goals with a range of new techniques and approaches.

Weekly Class Schedule

  • Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28. 9:30-11 am PDT/PST
    Workshop sessions – demos, discussion, critiques, activities/projects assigned
  • Thursdays, 2-3 pm PDT/PST
    Office Hours (group sessions for troubleshooting, questions, etc.)

Meet Your Faculty

David Reid-Marr graduated from Maidstone College of Art with a BFA and received his MFA in painting and art history from Royal College of Art, London. He organized and participated in many site-specific installations in England and Wales before coming to the US to study Zen Buddhism. This led to an interest in the relationship between religion and our perceptions, and to a series of large format drawings, found-object sculpture and performance work, all of which have been exhibited throughout the US. He is Summer/Auxiliary and Academy faculty at Idyllwild Arts, and an adjunct professor in the Master’s program at CSU San Bernardino. He has an abiding interest in the theory and practice of alternative education and published a book entitled Emergent Teaching.

What You Will Need

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • You will need to purchase materials for this workshop. Find the full materials list here.

If you have never used Zoom, check out this Zoom tutorial.

Age: 19+

October 14-28
Three-week session

Tuition: $295

Lab Fee: N/A

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Skill Level:
All levels – appropriate for a range of abilities and sensibilities

David Reid-Marr

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