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The Seward Johnson Atelier

Atelier Class: Found Objects – Painting Inspired by Seward Johnson

June 24 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Seward Johnson Atelier
Price: Member/Student: $135, Non-Member: $155
Atelier Class: Found Objects - Painting Inspired by Seward Johnson
Seward Johnson, Nantucket Flowers and Beach, 2010, acrylic on magazine holder, ©2014 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Photo by David W. Steele

A very rare and unique opportunity, explore color theory and composition inside Seward Johnson’s personal studio. Using the unusual medium of painted trays featured in Johnson’s Midnight Snack Art collection as inspiration, participants will experiment and delve into the versatility of acrylic paint in his natural light-filled studio, housing many paintings and maquettes never before seen in public and beautiful views of Grounds For Sculpture.

Beginning in the 1960’s, Seward Johnson’s painted trays have provided a mixture of utility and hobby, embodying the artist’s search for warmth and contentment. Favorite subjects to explore were memories, painted with watercolor-like washes, and scenes from his home and farm in Hopewell, NJ, in sculptural impasto techniques.

Primed and ready found objects and metal trays available for use. Recommended supply list to be provided. Feel free to BYOB and snacks to enjoy.

* All experience levels welcome. Participants must be 16+

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