Jenny Carolin received her Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Syracuse University in 2009, and her Bachelors in Fine Arts  from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2005.  Currently she heads the educational programming for workshops and classes at Shoestring Press. Dedicated to doing more with less, Shoestring Press serves artists in Crown Heights with work space, technical expertise, gallery exhibitions, critical engagement, and intellectual community. Carolin's pedagogical approach reflects the nature of the community space, classes are inclusive to all skill levels and focus on a cumulative practice, honing skills through application while providing tutoring and individual attention to develop tools and techniques. Through research and process, the courses seek to strengthen creativity and evolve the aesthetic vision of the artist/student. 

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Figure Drawing with Color

Schedule: Six sessions, Tuesday evenings, 7 - 9:30pm, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2016
At Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave, Brooklyn 11238

About the course:
In this course we’ll work from life with models each session, and you will develop your grasp of the basic tenants of Figure Drawing—gesture, line quality, sighting and measuring, value, anatomy and portraiture—while introducing color. We'll explore watercolor, ink washes and chalk pastel. Over the course of six sessions, we'll have the chance to develop the composition through sustained poses. Previous experience drawing the figure from life is encouraged but not required. 

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Special Techniques in Painting

At Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave, Brooklyn 11238

Each session of these three class workshops will cover a technique unique to the tradition of painting; encaustic painting, silverpoint and egg tempera painting, and Dutch still life and Drapery. You'll leave with a solid introduction to working in these traditional techniques, and with ideas for translating them to contemporary applications. Materials will be provided, and all levels are welcome—experience painting is encouraged but not required.

Workshops run for three consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6:30 -9:30pm. 

Encaustic: January 27, February 3, 10
Inclusive to all skill levels, this introduction to the technique of painting with heated beeswax covers the process of adding pigments, applying and manipulating the wax and using it as a binder to incorporate collage.  


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Silverpoint and Egg Tempera: February 24, March 2, 9
We will work with the classical, fast drying egg tempera, learning how to prepare our paints by traditional methods with yolk and pigment, and develop our paintings through application over silverpoint drawings. 


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Dutch Still Life and Drapery: March 23, 30, April 6
Over the course of three weeks we’ll develop a finished painting from life, working through indirect painting and glazing, depicting a lush still life and drapery, developing rich colors, deep blacks and glowing highlights.


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