Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Painting Workshop

Figurative painting and abstraction
Salut Giotto in Assisi with mixed techniques of acrylic.

with Qi Yang

Qi Yang was known as abstract painter in the 90s in Germany. His powerful brushes explore extremely concise compositions that fascinate the simplest forms and reflect endeavor; the paintings achieve a vivid and lively nature and embody the figurative expression and perfect abstraction
(Beate Reifenscheid, director of Ludwig Museum Germy)

Learning by doing” In this workshop you will learn figurative painting in an abstract style. The figure here means either the human or animal or imaginative figurations, whatever you like. It is free from your own idea and will be shaped from your insight feeling.

And which abstraction of the figuration you prefer to paint – if you generate figurative form by drawing with lines, colors or by sketching with color stains of abstraction, could be individual and personal decided for your best choice.

German abstract figurative painting with the name New Wilde or Neo-Expressionistic Painting was the historic revolution of German art movement in the late 1970s and the 80s, which was one of the most important streams of the abstract figurative painting in the world. Today artists are democratically and freely to work in the style which could suit them best by creating their I-being art.

Tenured Teacher

Qi Yang

  • 1952 Born in Wuhu, China
  • 1978 – 1982 Study at Normal University Anhui, China. Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986 – 87 Lecturer of Department of Arts, Shanghai Normal University and working College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University
    Curatorial assistant of exhibition with City University New York and Shanghai University
  • 1987 Invited as artist lecturer by Hochschule der Künste (University of Arts) in Berlin through College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University
  • 1990 -1996 Beginning of the further study for Ph.D. at Institute of Art History, University Heidelberg. Doctor of Philosophy
    Lecturer of ancient Chinese ideogram at University Heidelberg.
  • 1999 Professor of Academy of Arts, University of Anhui, China
  • 2001 Curatorial collaborator der „Großen Ausstellung“ Düsseldorf
    Juror of School Art Competition by Deutsche Telecom
  • 2002 Juror for “Shanghai International Environment Art & Sculpture Expo
  • Since 2003 Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Xi`an, China
  • 2003 – 2005 Professor of Abstract Painting at Bergisch University Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2005 – 2014 Advisor of Identity Foundation Germany
  • 2006 Artist lecture for Spiritual Summer Academy at Island Hombroich, Germany
  • 2004 – 2014 Curator of UNESCO Art Projects in Frankfurt, Weimar, Karlsruhe, etc. Germany
  • 2011 Metaphysical Form of Ink Performance by “German Zen Festival”
    Artist and curator for special project by Hunterkunst, Nederland
  • 2012 “Long-life learning” – Project of European Union, Luxembourg
    Artist and Curator of 9.Shanghai Biennale – Düsseldorf Pavilion
  • 2013 Vice- President of Adam Schall von Bell Science and Art Association
  • Since 2014 Artist for the donation with artwork for UNICEF in Germany
    Artist and Co-curator of “German Neo-Expressionism and Abstract Figuration” at China Art Museum in Shanghai
  • 2015 Juror of International Art Award “Protagonist” by Venice, Italy
    Special Professor at Art Academy of Fine Arts, East China Normal University Shanghai
    „Ceramic Art Today “international Symposium and workshop with Artists from Italy, Germany, France, England, Norway, the Netherlands, China, New Zealand, Australia, etc. Art Centre of Wanqi Ceramic Manufacture, Dehua
    Initiator of the symposium “German-Chinese Art” at Institute of Art Research Shanghai
    Nominated Price for artist of the year 2015 with the painting “The artist as hermit” by KFK Bremen
  • 2017 Nominated as Artist Researcher and Director of International Centre for Art Education at Li Keran Painting Academy in Beijing
  • 2019 Artist Residency of International art project by Tongji University Shanghai and University of Southern California
    Nominated as Artist Researcher by the National Research Center of New Creative Culture, Fudan University Shanghai
  • 2021 Nominated for the Wolfgang Hahn Award – International Contemporary Art Award with Thomas Bayle, Christian Boltanski, Tracey Emin, William Kentridge, Brigitte Kowanz, Zoe Leonard, etc. Ludwig Museum Cologn, Germany
  • 2022 Invitation to participation for “Personal Structures” – Art Biennial in Venice 2022
    Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Since 1988 International and National exhibitions at museums, galleries, art foundations and art institutes with numerous art prices, awards and stipendiums
    Participations of international Art Fairs for example, Art Basel, Art Cologne, Art Fiac Paris, Art MACO Madrid, West Bank Contemporary Shanghai, ect.

Art collections by museums, art foundations and art institutes:

British Museum, London
Linden Museum Stuttgart
City Heidelberg
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg
Ethno-Expo/Ethnologische Ausstellungen, Zürich
International Art Collection SAP, Walldorf
Kunststiftung des Museums Villa Rot, Ulm
China Art Academy, Hangzhou
Fine Art Academy of Arts, University Anhui, Hefei
Art collection of Bank Cial, Zürich
Bayer AG, Leverkusen
Ministerpräsidium Tübingen
Museum Zhu Jizhan, Shanghai
Art Foundation La Roche, Basel
Bethe Stiftung, Wuppertal
Hasso Plattner Förderstiftung, Potsdam
Ludwig Museum Koblenz
Dolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Fujian Art Museum
Wutong Art Museum, Shanghai
Spring Art Museum, Shanghai

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2001 World Culture Dialog – Qi Yang und Mark Tobey with double solo exhibitions, Villa Rot Museum, Ulm
  • 2005 – 2006 “Beyond the Heaven”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal,
    Double Solo exhibitions: Immendorff, & Yang, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany
  • 2012 The Year of Dragon, Ludwig Gallery Oberhausen, Himalaya Art Museum Shanghai
  • 2013 „Qi Yang – Home”, Duolun Museum of Modern Art Shanghai
  • 2015 “Qi Yang / Identity – from me to myself”, ARTtium, The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations & Ministry of Security and Justice, Den Haag, The Netherland
    Presentation with Markus Leupertz, Germany, KFK Art Association Bremen
  • 2017 “The Profound Life”, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
  • 2019 – 2020 “Qi Yang / Here´s There” – Painting, Installation, Video, Chun Art Museum Shanghai

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2004 „Declaration“, with Jim Dine, B. Venet, Lee Ufan, G. Richter,. G.Baselitz, A. Kiefer, J. Immendorff, S.Polke, A. Penck, N. Paik, A. Rainer, P. Soulages, G. Uecker, A. Tapies,, D. Richter ,etc., National Museum of Modern Art Seoul, Korea
  • 2005/2012 “Beijing International Biennale”, Beijing
  • 2007 “China’s Revision”, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
  • 2010-2011 special video show, Verona at Art Fair Verona and Flower /Chaos, Video Box, Milan,
  • 2012 9. Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
  • 2014 “German Neo-Expressionism und Abstract Figuration”, with G. Richter,. G.Baselitz, M. Leupertz A. Kiefer, J. Immendorff, S.Polke, A. Penck, China Art Museum, Shanghai
    „Ceramic Art Today“international Symposium and workshop with Artists from Italy, Germany, France, England, Norway, the Netherlands, China, New Zealand, Australia, etc. Art Centre of Wanqi Ceramic Manufacture, Dehua
  • 2015 Alisan Fine Art, Basel-Hongkong Art Fair
  • 2017 “Dialogue”,Liu Haishu Art Museum Shanghai und Ludwig Museum Koblenz
  • 2022 Art Biennial in Venice – 59. La Biennale di Venezia

Reprehensive artist by UNESCO and UNICEF Germany

Since 1989 lectures given at University Heidelberg, Institute of Arts and Art Therapy Bochum, Free Art Academy Basel, University Witten, Art Faculty of Bergisch University Wuppertal; Bauhaus University Weimar, Cambridge University UK, Art Academy of Shanghai University, Centre Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China Art Academy Hongzhou, Fudan University Shanghai, Academy of Creative Arts, Jiaotong University Shanghai, Academy of Arts Fujian Normal University, Art Academy of South-East China Normal University Shanghai and Li Keran Painting Academy Beijing, etc.

Qi.Yang@t-online.de
www.qi-yang.de  

Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Painting Workshop

Acrylic painting

with Arnhild KART

Acrylic painting, a course that teaches techniques and just so leads to free experimental work.

Even if a horizontal line divides a picture surface without a preliminary drawing, the viewer almost always immediately associates it with the horizon of a landscape.

With acrylic paints we work on colour surfaces that become landscapepaintings / cityscapes.

Mixing the basic colours on the palette or also directly on the canvas, or first on paper, is just as much a topic as the liberating painting technique.

The instructor supports you in overcoming your own claim to reality and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the colour.
With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential.

The properties of acrylic allow for the most interesting combinations and also interplay in the mixed technique.

In this course we will work with classical acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons. This offers great opportunities for experimentation and a wide range of artistic demands.

This courseis aimed at everyone, from beginners to advanced artists.

Tenured Teacher

Arnhild KART

Acrylic painting, a course that teaches techniques and just so leads to free experimental work. Even if a horizontal line divides a picture surface without a preliminary drawing, the viewer almost always immediately associates it with the horizon of a landscape. With acrylic paints we work on colour surfaces that become landscapepaintings / cityscapes. Mixing the basic colours on the palette or also directly on the canvas, or first on paper, is just as much a topic as the liberating painting technique. The instructor supports you in overcoming your own claim to reality and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. The properties of acrylic allow for the most interesting combinations and also interplay in the mixed technique. In this course we will work with classical acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons. This offers great opportunities for experimentation and a wide range of artistic demands. This courseis aimed at everyone, from beginners to advanced artists.

www.arnhildkart.de

Curriculum

  • 1974 Accademia Bonn, studio di “Vetro e Disegno”, vetrate. (Germania),
  • 1977 Università Niederrhein a Krefeld. (Germania), Studio di “Object Design”
  • 1980 Laurea – Diploma Designer
  • 1981 Docente in Ceramica presso Università Mönchengladbach Istituto d’istruzione per adulti (Germania)
    Varie mostre collettive a Krefeld, Essen e Köln nel settore ceramica
  • 1983 Soggiorno all’estero (Arabia Saudita)
  • 1984 Fondazioni dello studio a Krefeld, Disegno & Architettura & Ceramica,
  • 1991 Fondazione della società MIKK, innovazione per architettura d’interni in ceramica, pietra e vetro.
  • 1999 Trasferimento in Italia, Fratta Todina (PG).
    Fondazione della società MIKK s.n.c.
    Innovazione in pietra e vetro per architettura d’interni, progettazione e realizzazione
  • 2009 Realizzazione di mostre personale e collettive in Italia e in Germania.
  • 2020 Lettera d’invito per il progetto Sculpt Tale, dal Nongyuan International Art Village, Chengdu Cina

Mostre personali

  • 2020 Perugia, Jazz Hotel Gió, “DNA ottimizzazione dell’uomo”, a cura di Rita Castigli
  • 2017 Campello sul Clitunno, MAD Umbria Museum Arte Design, “De-Construction”, a cura di Andrea Baffoni e Rita Castigli
  • 2015 Perugia, Spazio 121 “Points of View / Inside, Outside”, a cura di Antonella Pesola
    Perugia, Convivio con l’arte, Residence Domus Volumnia, a cura di Andrea Baffoni
    Perugia, Città del futuro “Linguaggi visivi” Bi personale con Ferruccio Ramadori a cura di Guido Buffoni
  • 2012 Marsciano, “Il codice 666” bi-personale con Anna Bracaglia, a cura di Pino Bonanno
  • 2011 Assisi, Perla Arredamenti “Città”
    Torgiano, “Pro Arte”
    Düsseldorf, Germania, Tennis club Lank, “Match ball”
    Hamburg, Germania, Hamburger Senat, “Unsere Kathedralen” 2010
    Hamburg, Germania, Galleria 3×23, “Points of View”
    Perugia, NISSAN
    Hamburg, Germania, Galleria Hosenstall, “Fassaden”

Mostre Collettive

  • 2020 Sant’Anna del Furlo, “Cammino dell’Arte – Land Art al Furlo” mosaico (Le onde del tempo) a cura di Andrea Baffoni
  • 2019 Terni, Palazzo di primavera, “incontri e appropriazioni” a cura di Giuseppe
    Salerno
    Roma, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma “Macro”
    Pesaro – Urbino, Castello di Sassocorvaro
    Fossombrone – PU, Sant’Anna del Furlo, “X edizione “Land Art al Furlo”, “UNODIECICENTO” a cura di Andrea Baffoni
    Sassoferrato, Palazzo ex Pretura, “Incontri e Appropriazioni”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno
  • 2018 Perugia, Fuseum Centro Arte e Cultura “Brana, Mondi Paralleli”, a cura di Andrea Baffoni e Gabriela Juganariu
    Spello, Spazio Museale Comune di Spello, “International Artists Working Together” a cura di Pippo Cosenza
    Spoleto, “La SPOLETONORCIA in Arte” a cura di Maria Emilia Ciannavei
    Assisi, Third International Contemporary Art Exhibition ” Gravity “a cura Pro Vobis, presentazione Rita Castigli
  • 2017 San Giustino, Villa Graziani “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testi di Andrea Baffoni, Guido Buffoni
    Spello, Spazio Museale Comune di Spello “Punti di Vista” A cura di Bruno Mohorovich
    Spoleto, Gasperini Arte, “Emozione”
    Fabriano, “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testo di Andrea Baffoni
    Terni, Palazzo Primavera, “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testo di Andrea Baffoni
    Assisi, International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2017 a cura di Pro Vobis, presentazione di Claudia Bottini,
    Palazzo Franchi
  • 2016 Vico del Gargano “Premio S. Valentino”
    Monfalcone, Hotel Europalace “Veleni” a cura dell’Accademia Dialetti Visivi
    Montone, Comune di Montone Armonie d’Autunno
    Roccascalegna, Simposio “Eccellenze ed Arte sotto le stelle” a cura di Rotary club, presentazione di Andrea Baffoni 2015
  • 2015 Assisi, Prima Rassegna Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea a cura di Pro Vobis, presentazione di Claudia Bottini
    Magione, Azienda Agraria Pucciarelli, Mostra di Arte Visiva a cura dell’ASS Convivium Corciano
    Spello, Sala della Volta, “Sensualità di Gatto”
    Bevagna, ARBEZ art Gallery
    Tuscania, “Mia Terra” “Veleni” Ex chiesa Santa Croce
    Campello sul Clitunno, MAD Umbria Museum, Museo Art Design
    Perugia, Villa Poggiolo, “La polvere e le stelle”
    Spoleto, Caffè Letterario
    Magione, Pucciarelli, Festa di S. Anna
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti “Dialoghi”, Symposium a cura di Guido Buffoni
  • 2014 Lago Trasimeno, San Savino “Mia Terra, Veleni”
    Perugia, Residenza Poggiolo “Convergenze”, Symposium
    Caserta, Agriturismo Turrita “Incontri” arte contemporanea, Symposium
    Montefalco, Rocca in arte
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti “Dialoghi”, Symposium
    Perugia, Residenza Poggiolo, “Materia e Sapere, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
    Assisi, Immobiliareassisi, via Borgo Aretino
    Düsseldorf, Germania “Kunstmüllerei”
    Gualdo Cataneo, mostra collettiva
    Perugia, CERP, Centro Espositivo Rocca Paolina, Mostra con il gruppo Spazio 121, “Segni d’arte”
    Düsseldorf, Germania, Ministero dell’Ambiente
    Calcata, “Materia e Sapere&, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
    Recklinghausen, Germania “Kulturkaufhaus”
    Campello sul Clitunno, “Materia e Sapere, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
  • 2013 Perugia, Spazio 121 “Chiamale se vuoi…”
    Macerino, “Confini”, Symposium
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti, Symposium
    Terni, Palazzo Prima Vera
    Perugia, “Arte per Altro”
    Montefalco, Rocca in arte
  • 2012 Bettona, “BettonArte” 2º Biennale Internazionale d’arte Contemporanea, Museo di Bettona,
    Symposium
    Pascelupo, “Vivere Emozioni”, Symposium
  • 2011 Perugia, “Arte per Altro”
  • 2010 Hamburg, Germania, Galleria Hosenstall, Jahresausstellung
  • 2009 Fratta Todina (PG), ” Mostra nel giardino “
    Città di Castello, “Solitudine”

Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Painting Workshop

Acrylic painting

with Laura RABORN

The Figure in Action:
How to loosely and accurately create paintings of people in their environment.

Using simple methods, this enriching painting workshop will interrupt the tendency to overthink and will allow artists to break free of their inner critic. We will explore the stunning Assisi landscape in search of people in action and practice gestural sketches while enjoying the scenery. We will also collect photos on our outdoor excursions to use in the studio for subject matter during drawing and painting lessons.

Our mornings together will consist of demonstrations, using a viewfinder, compositional lessons, creating value studies, and of course, painting! Afternoons will be free for touring and activities – and you might decide to take your sketchbook and camera to help you collect images for class the next day.

Working with a limited, yet expansive color palette of Golden Open Acrylics, we will learn about warm and cool colors, how to mix and use midtones, how to mix and use desaturated colors, how to set up an accurate value scale that leads to success, and how to “block in basic shapes” which will allow students to paint loosely and expressively.

Tenured Teacher

Laura RABORN

Education

Drawing Marathon, Intensive course with Ilse Murdock and Guests at the New York Studio School, Jan. 2023
Portrait Painting and Drawing, Al Gury, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, Spring 2021
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Master of Art, GPA 4.0, May 2014
Rollins College, B.A., Major: English, Double Minor: Spanish and Studio Art, 1993

EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS

  • 2022
    “Natural Connections: An Exhibit of Paintings by Laura Raborn and Emily Wood,” Galleries at Library Square, Little Rock, AR.
    “Figure + Form,” Group Exhibition, curated by Dr. Kelsey Malone, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR.
    “June Group Exhibit,” and lecture, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
    “Small Works on Paper,” juried by Ronald Jackson, Arkansas Arts Council Touring Exhibition around Arkansas.
  • 2021
    “Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition,” juried by Deidre Argyle of Missouri State University, The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.
    “34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition,” juried by Robyn Phillips-Pendleton of University of Delaware, McNeese State University, LA.
    “Museum Meditations,” Solo Exhibit, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
    “A Curated Collection,” Group Exhibition, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
  • 2020
    Taught virtual art classes, reworked website, and worked in home studio on “Museum Meditation” paintings during Covid-19 lockdown.
  • 2019
    “Looking Closely” Exhibition, Princess St. Gallery, Harbour Island, Bahamas.
    “Prison Portrait Project,” Group Exhibition, Compassion Works for All, The New Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “Processing,” Solo Exhibit, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.
    “Presence,” Solo Exhibit, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “7th Annual National Juried Exhibition,” Batesville Area Arts Council, Batesville, AR.
    “Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition,” Irving Art Association, Irving, TX.
    “March Group Exhibit”, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
    “Next Generation,” Group Exhibition, Henderson State University Landmark Building, Hot Springs, AR.
    “February Group Exhibit,” Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
  • 2018
    “Layers” Solo Exhibit, The Art Group Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “Delta des Refuses,” Group Exhibition, The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR.
    “Looking Closely”, Solo Exhibit, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “Completely Consolidated Experience,” Group Exhibition, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “One Year Down,” Group Exhibition, New Deal Gallery, juried by Rachel Trusty, Little Rock, AR.
  • 2017
    “Wildwood ‘Art in the Park’ Exhibition,” Little Rock, AR.
    “Nasty Woman” National Exhibition , UA Little Rock, Juried by Margo Duvall.
    “Island Memories and Dreams,” Solo Exhibit, New Deal Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    “30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition,” Juried by Gia Hamilton of the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA.
    “Island Dreams and Memories,” Solo Exhibit, Argenta Library Gallery, N. Little Rock, AR.
  • 2016
    “Water Works,” Group Exhibition, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
    “58th Annual Delta Exhibition,” Arkansas Arts Center. Juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey New York.
    “Family Exhibition” Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
    “Small Works on Paper,” Arkansas Arts Council, Juried exhibit touring Arkansas.
  • 2015
    “Delta des Refuses,” Group Exhibition, Argenta Library, N. Little Rock, AR.
    “Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities 27th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Texarkana, TX.
    “3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition,” Batesville Area Arts Council, Batesville, AR.
    “Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition & Exhibit,” Irving, TX.

LECTURES and ACTIVITIES

  • 2023
    Artist Talk, “Natural Connections” exhibition, The Galleries and Bookstore at Library Square, Little Rock AR, Jan.
  • 2022 Artist Residency, Virginia Center for Creative Arts campus in Auvillar, France, Sept.
    Artist Presentation, “Tea Talk,” Justus Fine Art, Hot Springs, AR, June
    Artist Residency, BreakCreate, a community and teaching based one-month residency, Breckenridge, CO, Apr.
    Interview, “Figure + Form,” exhibit, Dr. Kelsey Malone at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR. Feb.
  • 2021 Artist Residency, Fellowship at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, Dec.
    “Sally A. Williams” Grant Recipient, Arkansas Arts Council.
    Artist Sabbatical, Women’s International Study Center, Santa Fe, NM, Sept.
  • 2020 Interview, Arkansas Arts Center, Instagram Live.
    Interview, Arkansas Arts Council, Facebook Live.
  • 2019 Lecture, “Looking Closely,” Princess St. Gallery, Harbour Island, Bahamas.
    Lecture, “Processing” Solo Exhibition, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.
    Lecture, “Presence” Exhibit, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    Lecture, “Next Generation Exhibit,” Henderson State University Landmark Building, Hot Springs, AR.
    Book publication, “Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives” by Erin Wood.
    Art Blog Writer, www.lauraraborn.wordpress.com, 2013 – 2019.
  • 2018 Book publication, “Untold Arkansas: An Anthology” by Erin Wood, Juried by Arkansas Arts Center Director, Todd Hermann.
    Lecture, “Mixed Media Art Making,” Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride, CO.
  • 2017 Lecture, “Island Dreams and Memories,” Argenta Library Gallery, N. Little Rock, AR.
  • 2016 Guest Speaker, UA Little Rock Windgate Center of Art + Design, Groundbreaking Ceremony.
  • 2015 Lecture, “An Art Residency in Italy: A Lasting Impact,” Raymond James and Associates. Little Rock, AR.
    Lecture, “An Italy Experience: Reflections on the Past and Present,” Boswell Mourot, Little Rock, AR.
    Lecture, “Beyond My Wildest Dreams: An Art Residency in Italy,” UA Little Rock.

    Member, Arkansas Arts Council
    Member, Arkansas Arts Center
    Member, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
    Member, Oil Painters of America
    Member, Portrait Society of America

Work Experience

  • 2022 Visiting Workshop Instructor, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR.
    Guest Workshop Instructor, ZigZag Studio, 3 workshops, Little Rock, AR.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Ah Haa School, Telluride, CO.
  • 2021 Visiting Workshop Instructor, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Crested Butte Center for the Arts, CO.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Bemis School of Art at Colorado College, CO.
    Guest Workshop Instructor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR.
    Guest Workshop Instructor, ZigZag Studio, 3 workshops, Little Rock, AR.
  • 2020 Virtual Private Lessons and Workshop Instruction
    Commission Portrait Business, 2010 – 2020.
    Guest Instructor, ZigZag Studio, 2 workshops, Little Rock, AR.
  • 2019 Guest Instructor, Pulaski Heights Christian Church, Little Rock, AR.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Henderson State University, Landmark Building, Hot Springs, AR.
    Guest Instructor, Arkansas Arts Center, 16 workshops (2014-2019), Little Rock, AR.
  • 2018 Guest Instructor, The Art Group Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
    Visiting Art Instructor, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO.
    Guest Instructor, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 2 workshops, N. Little Rock, AR.
  • 2017 Guest Lecturer, University of Central Arkansas, Drawing department, Conway, AR.

Press

Sean Clancy, “CALS Presenting Trio of River Market Exhibits”, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Dec. 18. 2022
Jefferson Geiger, “Laura Raborn Captures the Human Spirit of Breckenridge,” Summit Daily newspaper, April 28, 2022
Featured Artist Interview, Arkansas Art Scene blog with Philip Mayeux, Jan. 2021
Featured Alumna, UA Little Rock Holiday Wish List Campaign
Ellis Widner, “Raborn Has ‘Presence’ at Cantrell Gallery, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, May 26, 2019
Featured “Resident Artist,” Heights Living magazine, Sept. 2018
Featured “Artist in Residence,” Arkansas Times’ Heights Hillcrest Riverdale Neighborhood Guide, Winter 2017
Erin Wood, “Transmuting Trump: Arkansas Artist Laura Raborn Transforms Trump Quotes into Funds for Planned Parenthood,” Ms.
Magazine, Mar. 2017 and Entropy magazine, Mar. 2017 
Rachel Trusty, Art Talk Radio Show, KABF 88.3, Jan. 13 and Jan. 27, 2017 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arts & Culture news
Catherine Rodgers, “What Art Can Do for a City,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Dec. 11, 2016
Jordan Hickey, “Arkansas Sketchbook,” Arkansas Life magazine, Aug. 2016

Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Painting Workshop

Watercolours/Acrylics on paper

with Alison RYDE

A plan for Painting Workshop – Watercolours/Acrylics on paper.
For beginners and others.

A practical workshop, divided into several overlapping sections. Always involving the actual doing of painting, with accompanied observations. A whole of life look at inspiration and achieving a work of art.

Subjects:

  • Mission
  • Materials
  • Colours
  • Process
  • Observation
  • Construction
  • Essence
  • Completion

The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters. The basis of originality. The use of traditional methods to go over and above the usual.

The aim of creating something very strong and individual exclusive to you!

Opening up a character and personality, to arrive at a painting identifiable as unique to each painter.

Materials, work-tools and their property and uses, brushes, colours, and paper qualities. Useful for beginners and experienced painters. How to assess materials and all other necessities. Values of various colours and papers, including what suits each individual painter. Cost versus quality. Assessment of necessities. What makes a serious painting and what doesn’t count and isn’t needed.

Colours, properties of colours, mixing, observing, perspective with colour, bases of colour, tensions between colours, colour washes, different uses of colour. Ways of thinking and looking. Observational abilities and how to extract the essential. How to look at a subject and get it down to a unique and personal and complete artwork, identifiable to the painter. Thoughts about the aims of the painting, why it is a chosen subject, and one that brings out the unique individuality of the painter. Plenty of thinking talking.

Avoiding the obvious or pedestrian rendering of a subject. Plenty of thinking talking.

Stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence. Stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence. Looking at the space as an opportunity to make a personal statement. How to construct a painting. Constructive criticism.

The importance of washes and the luminosity of colours painted with water. The underlying bases of colours and how to create space and distance and detail without fussiness. The construction of expressive qualities. The completeness of a composition without unnecessary detailing. The purity of simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort.

The start and finish of a painting. When to complete, when to desist! How to judge ones own work. When the message has been delivered. How to be one’s own critic. How to pare it all down to one’s identity as a painter. How and when to be satisfied. The completion of an artwork each day of the workshop.

Curriculum

  • 1945 Born Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1964-66 Studied University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • 1966 Graduated Christchurch Teachers College (Art. Rec. distinction)
  • 1969 Selected as Working Member of the Canterbury Society of Arts
  • 1979-80 University of Otago, Summer School, Kurow
  • 1981-82 University of Otago Summer School Dunedin
  • 1983 University of Canterbury Summer School, Christchurch
  • 1984 Selected as Artist Member Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington
  • 1980-83 Tutor, Ashburton Community College
  • 1987-89 Judge, Guthrey CSA Travel Award
  • 1993 Tutor, Masterclass, Gallery, Christchurch
  • 1994 Judge, Mainland Award, Dunedin
  • 1995 relocated to Italy

Exhibitions:

  • 1967-80 Group exhibitions in New Zealand
  • 1977 NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ ‘Figures’
  • 1980 Decor Gallery, Timaru, ‘Figure & Landscapes’
  • 1980 The Taj Gallery, Wellington, ‘Watercolours’
  • 1981 Galerie Horizon, Paris, FRANCE
  • 1981 North Gallery, CSA, Christchurch, ‘Waiting For Spring’
  • 1983 Mair Gallery, CSA Christchurch, ‘Rakaia River Series’
  • 1986 CSA Gallery, Christchurch, ‘Contemporary Works on Paper’
  • 1987 Brooker Gallery, Wellington, ‘Wellington Watercolours’
  • 1988 The Gallery, Akaroa, ‘South Island Watercolours’
  • 1988 Mair Gallery, CSA, Christchurch, ‘Summer Waters’
  • 1989 Ferner Gallery, Auckland, ‘Summer Places’
  • 1989 Canaday Gallery, CSA, Christchurch, ‘Celebrating City’
  • 1990 Painters Gallery, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 1990 Ferner Gallery, Auckland, ‘Sun & Games’
  • 1990 Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, ‘The South of the North’
  • 1991 Ferner Gallery, Auckland, ‘Coast-Lines’
  • 1991 Pomeroys, Nelson, ‘Nelson Watercolours’
  • 1991 Canaday Gallery, CSA, Christchurch, ‘il giardino italiano’
  • 1992 Parkroyal, Queenstown, ‘Watercolours’
  • 1992 Ferner Gallery, Auckland, ‘Elements of Habitation’
  • 1992 Ansett Golden Wing Lounge, Christchurch
  • 1992 Ritchies Fine Arts, Christchurch, ‘Terraces’
  • 1993 La Mairie, Penne d’Agennais, FRANCE, ‘Aquarelles’
  • 1993 Galerie B Kurzendorfer, Neumarket, GERMANY, ‘Terraces”
  • 1993 Ferner Gallery, Auckland, ‘Classica Pacifica’
  • 1993 Air New Zealand Koru. Lounge, Auckland, ‘Watercolours’
  • 1993 Suter Gallery, Nelson ‘Women’s Art’
  • 1993 Ritchies Gallery, Christchurch, ‘Classica. Pacifica’
  • 1993 Country Club Exhibition, HONGKONG
  • 1994 Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, ‘City Sequences’
  • 1994 Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, ‘City Lines’
  • 1994 Noahs, Christchurch, ‘Entree to the Mainland’
  • 1994 Henderson Carter ‘Spring Exhibition’, London, ENGLAND
  • 1994 Forsyth Barr, Christchurch, ‘Recent Works’
  • 1994 Savah Gallery, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, ‘New Works’
  • 1995 Ritchies Gallery, Christchurch, ‘Blue Summer’
  • 1995 Bonz Gallery, Queenstown, ‘Waterfront’
  • 1995 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, ‘La terra, il mondo’
  • 1995 Millbrook Gallery, Christchurch, ‘Recent Watercolours’
  • 1996 The Gallery Akaroa, ‘Italian Landscapes’
  • 1996 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, ‘In Italia’
  • 1996 Vinarelli, Wine Festival Torgiano, Umbria
  • 1997 Vinarelli, Wine Festival Torgiano, Umbria
  • 1997 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, ‘Living in the Olives’
  • 1997 Café Victoria, Perugia, ITALIA, ‘Alison Ryde’
  • 1998 The Worcester of Christchurch, ‘Acquarelli’
  • 1999 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland ‘Attachments’
  • 2000 Picturesque Gallery, Akaroa
  • 2000 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland ‘Watching Olives Grow’
  • 2001 Picturesque Gallery, Christchurch
  • 2001 Galleria Spazio Visivo, Roma, ITALIA, ”ragionare, dedurre.””
  • 2002 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, “”Essentials’”
  • 2002 Worcester Gallery, Christchurch, “‘Afternoon Alison Ryde””
  • 2002 Art Museum of San Francesco, Montefalco, “With Benozzo”
  • 2003 Worcester Gallery, Christchurch, “‘Seven Years On””
  • 2003 Galleria Spazio Visivo, Roma, ITALIA
  • 2004 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland.
  • 2006 The Worcester, Christchurch, ‘New Works”
  • 2010 Retrospective exhibition, The Worcester, Christchurch
  • 2010 Santa Maria di Laurentis, Bevagna, “The Good Earth”
  • 2011 Complesso Museale San Francesco Montefalco “Opus”
  • 2011 Spazio Visivo, Roma, Premio Ripetta XIX Edizione 2012
  • 2012 Museo Civico di Bevagna “In Chartis Mevaniae”
  • 2012 Auction for Spoleto Hospital
  • 2012 Premio Ripetta, 2012, Spazio Visivo, ROMA
  • 2012 Venezia Reale Società Canottieri 1882, Magazzini del Sale
  • 2012 In Chartis Mervaniae, Perugia, Rocca Paolina, Comune Perugia
  • 2012 Carnevale di Venezia 2012 “La Fine del Mondo….”
  • 2012 Il Parco della Scultura di Castelbuono, Castelbuono.
  • 2012 Gli Studi Medici del Umbria, Ospedale Spoleto
  • 2013 Nero Norcia Bracaleone di Norcia
  • 2013 Spoleto Festival Exhibition, Spoleto
  • 2013 “I visioni dentro”Villa Fidelia, Spello, Comune di Perugia
  • 2014 Exhibition Palazzo Brunamonti, Bevagna “Arias in Piazza”
  • 2015 “I colori di Cibo” Museo di Montone, Umbria
  • 2015 Quintana Foligno Rione Morlupo painting
  • 2016 Bevagna Teatro F.Torti Concerto Giovanni NZ
  • 2016 Cantina Antonelli Montefalco San Marco, San Martino festival
  • 2017 London Concert (Jose Carreras) Singing for Stefano
  • 2017 Assisi 2 International Contemporary Art Exhibition
  • 2018 In Chartis Mervaniae Bevagna
  • 2018 “Contrasti & Colori” Santa Maria Laurentia Bevagna solo ex
  • 2018 ProVobis International Exhibition Assisi
  • 2019 Carnevale, Grande Scuola Teodoro, Venezia
  • 2019 Visioni e Simboli Dell’Umbria, Bevagna Mercato Coperto
  • 2020 International Masters in Vatican, Chancery Palace, Roma
  • 2020 Virtual exhibition Alison Ryde Artist Facebook Page
  • 2020 Covid postponed exhibition Comune di Jesi, Italy
  • 2021 Small exhibition at Fontanelle Agriturismo, Campello, Umbria
  • 2020/21 “Lockdown Blues” sul Facebook, Alison Ryde Artist Page

Commissions and Collections:

Qantas Airways; NZ Law Society; Art Rentals, London, UK; Christchurch City; Canterbury Society of Arts; Ashburton Society of Arts; Ashburton Borough Council; Ashburton Licensing Trust; Christchurch Girls High School; SIMU; Commissione Lotto; Telecom; Air New Zealand – Christchurch, Auckland, Los Angeles USA, Singapore, Melbourne, Brisbane Australia; Postbank; Christchurch
Hospital Board; NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Washington, USA; Robert McDougall Art Gallery; Christchurch City Art Gallery; Robert Jones; Bell South; Brierleys Corporation; Trustbank; ANZ Bank; Westpac Bank; National Bank; Spicer & Oppenheim; PDL Industries; Concedere Cameron; Resene Paints; Southpac; Forsyth Barr; Lane Neave Rolandson; Anthony Harper; Auckland Golf Club; Wallace Collection, Berkeley, USA; Takahashi Collection, JAPAN; Brian Jones Collection, New York; ASB Bank; PRG Collection AUSTRALIA; BNZ
Bank; Canterbury Regional Council; Mattioli-Mascarelli Collection, ITALY; private collections, Hong Kong; Caxton Press; Comune di Bevagna; In Chartis, Bevagna; Lincoln University, Canterbury, Parliamentary Collection NZ Government, plus many law studios and company and private collections.

Awards:

  • 1979 Ashburton Centenary Exhibition Award
  • 1981 Montana Wines Award
  • 1982 Ashburton Licensing Trust Award
  • 1983 Montana Wines Award
  • 1984 Honorary Life Member, Ashburton Society of Arts
  • 1987 Lindauer Art Award
  • 1987 IBM Townscape Award
  • 1988 Honorary Life Member, NZTCA
  • 1990 & 1992 Mainland Award
  • 1994 ALT Award

Media:

  • 1978 – Illustrations Tree Crops Magazine, New Zealand Gardener
    Magazine,
  • 1981 NZ Women’s Weekly;
  • 1988 Panache Arts Magazine;
  • 1988 More Magazine;
  • 1990 Black Gnat;
  • 1991 Trends magazine;
  • 1991 Radio NZ Arts;
  • 1992 -New Zealand Listener magazine;
  • 1992 Trends magazine;
  • 1992 Lifestyles magazine;
  • 1992 HomeStyles;
  • 1992 Resort Radio;
  • 1993 Pacific Way;
  • 1993 NZ Listener;
  • 1994 Art New Zealand;
  • 1994 Oderings Homes & Gardens CTV;
  • 1994 NZ House & Garden;
  • 1995 Resort Radio;
  • 1995 Australian Artist magazine, AUSTRALIA;
  • 1999 Next Magazine;
  • 1999 Australian Artist Magazine “Masters””;
  • 2000 Art News New Zealand;
  • 2000 New Zealand television interview;
  • 2000 Montefalco Festival Painting, ITALY;
  • 2001 Montefalco Festival Painting,ITALY;
  • 2003 Plains Radio, Christchurch;
  • 2003 Montefalco Festival, ITALY;
  • 2009 Lions International, Foligno Fantauzzi
  • 2010 Il Sole 24, ITALY;
  • 2020 “Il Tempo” Roma

Community Activities:

  • 1978-81 Community College tutor in Mid-Canterbury
  • 1980 – 1983 President, Ashburton Society of Arts
  • 1984 Honorary Life Member, Ashburton Society of Arts
  • 1982-1993 Council member, Canterbury Society of Arts
  • 1982-1990 Committee, Friends Robert McDougall Art Gallery
  • 1988- 1993 Vice-President, Canterbury Society of Arts
  • 1988 Honorary Life Member NZ Tree Crops Assn. for illustrations
  • 1993-1994 President, Canterbury Society of Arts
  • 2000, Palio for Montefalco Festival
  • 2001, Palio for Montefalco Festival
  • 2003, Palio for Montefalco Festival
  • 2010 Palio for Montefalco Festival
  • 2010 Lions Club Foligno, Italy, lithograph
  • 2011 Clinici Medici in Umbria, Spoleto Vallé, UMBRIA
  • 2011 The book History of Canterbury Society of Arts
  • 2015 Restoration Gozzoli Auction Museum of Montefalco
  • 2015 Foligno Quintana Rione Morlupo
  • 2017 Benefit concert Royal Theatre London

Painting Workshop

Calendar 2023

ACRYLIC PAINTING

TUTOR Qi YANG
2500
  • Valle di Assisi
  • min 5 max 8 pax
  • JULY 24-30 2023

ACRYLIC PAINTING

TUTOR Laura RABORN
2500
  • Valle di Assisi
  • min 5 max 8 pax
  • JUNE 18-24 2023

ACRYLIC PAINTING

TUTOR Arnhild KART
2500
  • Valle di Assisi
  • min 5 max 8 pax
  • APRIL 17/21 2023
  • MAY 29/5-2/6 2023
  • JUNE 26/30 2023
  • JULY 17/21 2023
  • SEPTEMBER 25/29 2023

Watercolours/Acrylics on paper

TUTOR Alison RYDE
2500
  • Valle di Assisi
  • min 5 max 10 pax
  • APRIL 24728 2023
  • MAY 13/19 2023
  • JUNE 17/23 2023
  • JULY 22/28 2023

pROGRAM

  • Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday in the morning brief introduction of the course and time to visit and appreciate the location.
  • Monday-Friday, five half days of creative arts immersion and delicious food.
  • Departure on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights full board in exclusive deluxe accomodation
  • 5 half days of painting & inspiration, Monday through Friday (4 hours in the morning)
  • 6 light lunches and 7 gourmets dinners (minimum 3 courses, with water and wine), made with fresh local ingredients
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for five half days of painting.
  • When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or you are on your own for sightseeing. You may consider renting a car, or getting together with other workshop attendees and book nearby tours to Gubbio, Perugia, Spello or other surrounding areas, the Schola Artis can help you to organize it .

Please note: All extras such alcholic drinks or other services non included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out.

Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Giomici, field trips, outdoor painting, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.

Guests partecipating

2500
  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests partecipating

2800
  • Private room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests non partecipating

950
  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • 6 light lunches and 7 dinners
  • visits, guide and transportation