Adult Workshops | Art Talks

Monday

2/20/23 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ickowitz, Leslie Joy

Picture As You Wish explores the power of composition when creating reference photography that informs your drawings, paintings, and other artwork. We will look at examples illustrating how and where to place your subject matter in the frame, and how you might use light and shadows and backgrounds and textures to your advantage. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $50.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Tuesday

2/7/23 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kilgo Ph.D., Dolores (Dee)

In 1922, the New York Times reported that " Gainsborough's 'Blue Boy' is even more well-known than the Mona Lisa." This iconic painting, originally titled “Portrait of a Young Gentleman," was first exhibited in London in 1770. When admiring critics called it “The Blue Boy,” the nickname stuck. In 1922, the painting came to America when it was sold to American railway tycoon Henry Huntington. Its $728,000 sale price was the highest price ever paid for a painting at that time. Learn how and why Gainsborough created this iconic masterpiece (which was not a commissioned work) and what prompted the painting's extraordinary fame.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $20.00

Non-Member: $25.00


Tuesday

3/7/23 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kilgo Ph.D., Dolores (Dee)

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) began his career as a self-taught itinerant portrait painter in the rural Midwest. Today he's known for his compelling depictions of frontier life on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. His Fur Traders Descending the Missouri of 1845 is celebrated as one of the great masterpieces of 19th-century American art. Bingham spent the next decade creating his iconic river series. Dee's program tells the story behind the creation of these images and the role that politics played in Bingham's commitment to this theme. You'll also learn about the unorthodox techniques that the artist used to overcome his lack of formal training.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $20.00

Non-Member: $25.00


Tuesday

4/4/23 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kilgo Ph.D., Dolores (Dee)

Although closely associated with the Impressionists and showing at their exhibits, Edgar Degas rejected the 'Impressionist' label along with their improvised compositions and plein air painting. Classicist to the core, he made countless preparatory drawings for his meticulously planned paintings created in his studio. Going beyond Impressionism, Degas became one of the most inventive, prolific, independent thinking artists of his time. This lecture focuses on his innovations, his relationships with the Impressionists, and the significance of his recurring themes and enduring fixation on the female figure.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $20.00

Non-Member: $25.00


Tuesday

5/2/23 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kilgo Ph.D., Dolores (Dee)

In 1900, John Singer Sargent was the world's most celebrated portraitist. His most famous work today, the Portrait of Madame X, is among the Metropolitan Museum's most cherished masterpieces. The celebrity that the portrait enjoys today is ironic given the fact that it had once prompted young Sargent to consider giving up painting. This lecture provides an overview of Sargent's career achievements with a more in-depth account of how Mme. X was created, why Sargent chose the controversial Virginie Gautreau as his model, and the role that she played when the painting created a firestorm at its debut at the Paris Salon in 1884.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $20.00

Non-Member: $25.00