A Mixed Medium Figurative Workshop

With Jim Peters. Monday-Friday, August 22-26, 9am-1pm. Members: $380, Non-Members: $400.

Explore the figure in various mediums: painting, digital photography, wax, wood, and more.

Any one or all of these materials can be used by students to “construct” their work. Students can pursue the combination and intersection of paint and photography with 3D construction. Demonstrations will be held on tools, materials, and processes. All students will be critiqued daily on an individual basis. Students may therefore be working on quite different projects. We will analyze the work of artists Anslem Kieffer, Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Red Grooms/Mimi Gross, Vladmir Tatlin, Niki de Saint Phalle, Romare Bearden, Mel Edwards, and Lee Bontecou, all who have attempted to combine different processes/materials into their work. Wax can be purchased from instructor; some tools, wood and plaster will be available in the class. Models will be present during most sessions. All are welcome, regardless of level of experience. 


Jim Peters graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 1967 (BS, Atomic Physics), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1969 (MS, Nuclear Engineering). Using the G. I. Bill, Jim graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1977 (MFA, Painting). He was awarded Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-1983 and 1983-1984) and has taught in the PAAM Studio Programs, FAWC Summer Program, Castle Hill, and the MassArt Low Residency MFA Program at FAWC. His awards include Massachusetts Artists Grants (1985,1988), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (2002, 2008). He has work in many collections world-wide including PAAM, William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Flint Institute of Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Jim Peters presently teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design (2008-present).