Instructor: Lynn Colingham
10 Sessions / Thursdays, June 6–August 15, no class on Thursday, July 4
Time: 6:30–9:30 pm
This course is designed to provide students with the foundational skills necessary to describe the human form. Students will develop techniques to articulate the anatomy of the human body in the style of naturalistic representation. Over the course of the program, students will be exposed to contemporary dialog surrounding figural representation through readings, discussions, and presentations of contemporary artists. Students will be expected to contextualize their work within the contemporary moment and provide feedback to fellow students during critique.
Lynn Colingham is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting and MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Institute. Colingham emphasizes the uniqueness of the human body through an attractive and repulsive display of body specificity. In paintings utilizing watercolor, acrylic, collage, or mixed media, she accentuates the beautifully grotesque form in an investigation of the body that unravels the physical in search of deeper significance beneath the skin.