HOW TO PAINT UGLY: An Intuitive Approach to Figure Painting

Instructor: Simon Huelsbeck

Dates: Part 1 – Feb. 15, 2019 / Part 2 – Feb 22, 2019

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Cost: $60.00 per person / $40 for members (proceeds benefit RAC) If you prefer, give us a call and we can take payment over the phone.

Tickets: Get your ticket online by clicking this link. If you prefer, give us a call and we can take payment over the phone.

Supplies: Paint, paper and brushes provided by RAC or bring your own if you prefer. Hors d’oeuvre and wine provided

Suggested Audience: age 16+

About the 2 Part Workshop: HOW TO PAINT UGLY

This two part workshop will introduce important and global approaches to painting the figure that participants can choose to try or not- these four hours are not about making people expert painters. Participants will be responding to one of the most interesting visual subjects, the human form, with color and paint. This is not a workshop that requires any background or skills with painting. The live model will be in a bathing suit and have a large colorful inflatable pool float. Attendance is required for both parts, Feb. 15, 2019 and Feb. 22, 2019. Your registration fee covers both nights!

About the Instructor:

Simon Huelsbeck received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1997. He received his MFA form the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2002. Since receiving his MFA, Huelsbeck has been featured in galleries and institutions throughout region and the country. He is the recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and a SEMAC grant. He lives with his wife and two children in Rochester, Minnesota. He teaches painting and drawing at the Rochester Community and Technical College.

Opening Reception: Debra D’Souza

Debra D’Souza

Modern Exploration of Ancient Mosaic Practices

Opening Reception | Friday, March 1 | 6pm

Join us for an opening reception for Debra D’Souza. Learn more about the artist here:

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.