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The Figure in the Interior with Jim Peters

August 26 @ 9:30 am 1:30 pm

Monday-Thursday, August 26-30, 9:30am-1:30pm

 5 sessions | $425 for members $450 for non-members

In a workshop environment we will be painting from the model(s) and integrating the figure within an interior space, real or imagined.

The environment in which the figure(s) exists tells as much about our intentions for the painting as how we construct the figure itself. For example: do we want the confrontation of a shallow space, or the greater narrative potential of a deeper space?

We will analyze/discuss the images and processes of artists such as Matisse, Nicole Eisenman, Diebenkorn, Alice Neel, Lucian Freud, Henry Taylor, Gwen John, Vilhelm Hammershoi, and Marlene Dumas. Demos will be conducted in painting surface manipulation i.e. glazing, cold wax mediums, and more. 

Models (female and/or male) will be present during all sessions. Students are critiqued daily on an individual basis, therefore students may be engaged in different projects/ideas and with different processes/mediums.

All students/artists are welcome, regardless of their 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).

Website: jimpetersart.com 

Jim Peters, The Readers, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 64 inches