Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with figurative artist Jeannie McGuire!
This five-day figurative painting workshop is an immersive experience into the regions’ industrial heritage. Fittingly, the workshop takes place at the historic Pump House, which was once part of the U.S. Steel Homestead Steel Works.
During this workshop, students will work with McGuire to hone their creative vision while drawing inspiration from the raw industrial space and immersed in an exhibition of Jeannie’s original artworks depicting people in industry. Students will also learn about the industrial heritage of the region with a tour of the Carrie Blast Furnace, and enjoy the art and relics throughout the Rivers of Steel property, surrounding area, and river trail.
Medium: Watercolor paint or other water-soluble pigments
Level: Advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced
About the Artist:
Jeannie McGuire, a Pittsburgh-based figurative artist, strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression. Jeannie uses her own photography, acquired snapshots, life drawings and story/character observations to spark her creativity. Her work has been described as a brilliant combination of emotion, movement, and artistry. Impressionistic in nature, with an identifiable subject, her strong figurative approaches are unique in more ways than one.
This program is offered once during 2023. Workshop hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26, 2023.
*Workshop is limited to 10 participants. Advanced registration is required.
“To keep my art fresh, I challenge myself with a question: Is it predictable or unpredictable? An otherwise spontaneous and uninhibited painting can come to a halt of indecision many times. To embrace this indecision and unknown with an unpredictable approach is risky and difficult. Yet it is exciting and creative, and more often than not, well worth it.” - Jeannie McGuire
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