Contemporary Painting

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ~ Pablo Picasso


Contemporary Painting Workshops at the South Bay Art Department embrace the notion of exploration and experimentation, encouraging a risk-taking attitude. We do not focus on the accuracy of the representation, but rather we strive to elicit a powerful expression.

All painting students work with water-based mediums — exploring the visual challenges of color, scale and space. And in an effort to break away from preconceptions, the tools and materials we use are often varied and experimental.

Interspersed throughout painting studio experiences are references to historical and contemporary issues. Whether working with still life or figuration, these encounters with paint will help build a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

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