DRAWING AND PAINTING SUMMER SESSION 6
JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
Morgan Thomas Shankweiler
Aleatory: Play as Process
This workshop will explore the use of chance, games, and play as points of departure for getting unstuck, experimenting with new ideas, and creating work with deep meaning. We’ll start each day letting games make creative decisions for us. Then we’ll create our own games to explore the intersection of chance and choice. We’ll focus primarily on drawing and painting and also explore collage and linoleum block printmaking. Our time will include demonstrations, discussions of historic and contemporary works, lots of game play, and time for individual and collaborative experimentation. Students can expect to finish at least one fully-realized drawing or painting, take home a spark-kit for future game creation, and contribute to large collaborative works with classmates. The emphasis will be on process, experimentation, and having fun in a supportive studio community. All levels.
Studio artist, mural artist for Mural Arts Philadelphia and The Village of Arts and Humanities (Philadelphia); teaching: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Strath Haven High School (PA); residencies: School of Visual Art (NYC), DaVinci Art Alliance (Philadelphia), Penland winter residency; exhibitions: INLIQUID (Philadelphia), Second Street Gallery (VA), Hamilton Street Gallery (NJ), Fountain Street Gallery (Boston), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC).