How Should I Look at a Work of Art?
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Drezner Gallery
Instructor: Maurice Casas
Tuition: $45 Non-Members / 40.50 Members
SMALL CLASS SIZE! In this three-hour workshop, students will gain an understanding of the basic visual elements and principles to approach an image or object with some guidelines for interpretation. This class will have “In Depth” discussions with emphasis on the creative process of the artist and short analyses of different works of art of artists such as Monet, Manet, Picasso, Rauschengberg, Joseph Beuys and others.
Students will learn how to look at a work of art to make the visual experience a more pleasurable experience and with a better understanding. Class discussions will focus on topics such as interpretation, design, emotions, and aesthetic value.
About the Instructor
Maurice Casas’ art is a result of several years of experimentation and a search for identity. It is the fusion of these two disciplines plus his personal sensitivity that have given him a new vision for color and design. His work creates an environment of invented realms and is juxtaposed between past and present. He uses semi-abstract and figurative mark-making to create tension between reality and fanciful. Using Pre-Columbian Art and Iconography and elements of Architecture, Maurice has developed a unique and colorful language with its own vocabulary. Originally from Colombia in South America, Maurice has attended Colegio Antonio Narino and New York City Technical College. He has lived in the United States for 35 years where he has worked as a Visual Artist and Architectural Designer.