Representational painting workshop at Farnsworth

Jul 13, 2018
Artwork by: Tanya Harsch

Rockland — Farnsworth Art Museum will present a weeklong workshop on representational painting, led by artist Tanya Harsch. The workshop will run Monday through Friday, July 23 through 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets.

This class aims to further students' painting skills through individual instruction and demonstration with a focus on representational oil and acrylic painting. Students will work at their own pace on individual projects while also learning technique, brushwork, color mixing, composition and, most important, accurate observation.

A realist painter working out of her studio in Appleton, Harsch trained in the atelier tradition at the Florence Academy in Italy and the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago. As a member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists and the American Artists Professional League, her work has been exhibited throughout the country and she is currently represented by Lotton Gallery in Chicago. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, she offers both workshops and classes; previous teaching posts include the Ravenswood Atelier, the New Art Center and the New England School of Fine Art. To see examples of her work, visit

The workshop is open to all levels, and participants are welcome to bring images or objects to class as subject matter. Fee is $325, $275 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

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