ARTicipation for Adults: Nightscapes

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The ARTicipation workshop will introduce the Nightscapes from Dusk to Dawn painting theme and the character of light at night. You will use mixed media collage materials including acrylic paint on canvas, tissue paper, printed patterns, stencils, and texture techniques. To create the look of night, shadows, reflections, light direction, and the color of light will be explored. In this art making experience personal expression will be encouraged to create a work of art that is either abstract or realistic. Artists such as Rembrandt, VanGogh, Hopper and O’Keeffe will be referenced. 

This event corresponds with Artscapades Presents: Nightscapes from Dusk to Dawn on October 16th. ArtScapades will focus on how artists captured night scenes in different periods of art beginning in Medieval times, moving through Impressionism, and continuing on to modern and contemporary images. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend the Artscapades lecture before the ARTicipation workshop. 

About the Instructor: Jeanne McDonagh is a digital arts teacher and artist who recently retired from a 32-year career at New Canaan High School. Ms. McDonagh, who considers herself a “lifelong learner,” earned a BA, BS from Saint John’s University and an MFA in Painting and Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to her teaching career, Jeanne McDonagh has exhibited her photography at Mystic Museum of Art, Fairfield Museum, and Carriage Barn Arts Center. She has been a photography juror and commentator for the Lower Fairfield Photography Club (2009 – 2020) and the Norwalk Photo Club (3013).