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Online painting forum, master class with Pollien presented by Farnsworth

Jul 24, 2020
"Sand Beach Acadia," a graphite and conte on board by Robert Pollien.

Rockland — Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a Zoom online painting forum and master class led by artist Robert Pollien. The workshop will take place on the first Wednesday of the month, Aug. through Nov., from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesdays, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents Pollien as he leads four painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion and critiques. The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of representational and non-objective color related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten and Zorn will be referenced, examined and incorporated in the study. Oil or acrylic painters wishing to expand their control and understanding of color and color mixing are welcome.

Pollien earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has received support from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation, the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. He has also been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship for painting. Pollien’s paintings are in numerous corporate, public, and private collections. He is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland; the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine; and Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

The fee for this program is $120; $96 for Farnsworth members. To register for this program or for more information, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

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