MASTER CLASS WITH BARBARA CAMPBELL THOMAS¬
MASTER CLASS WITH BARBARA CAMPBELL THOMAS
Saturday, September 18, 2021
VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL
Join Amplify exhibiting artist Barbara Campbell Thomas for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint. Barbara Campbell Thomas’s works combine painting and quilting, overlaying their material vocabularies to create complex formal dialogues.
For the last five years, Campbell Thomas’s paintings have been deeply informed by an intense, near daily sketchbook practice. She sees her sketchbooks as the most direct link between her everyday life and the abstract images that emerge from her studio. They are also an invaluable tool for experimentation, discovery, and play—all key ingredients of a vibrant studio.
In this workshop, Campbell Thomas will offer ideas, exercises, and approaches to encourage new ways of keeping a rich, generative sketchbook. Students will explore collage and drawing, as well as play with chance and experimentation. Participants are asked to bring a sketchbook they wish to deepen, or even begin. Some collage supplies will be provided, though students are welcome to bring their own.
Members: $50 Non-members: $65
Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators have connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women. Constructs regarding a woman’s identity can be complicated and loaded with political agendas and nuances; yet they are also fascinating, beautiful, and filled with joy when embraced in all their forms. Through a variety of media and approaches, the artists in Amplify explore some of the many aspects of what it is to be a woman. They reveal common themes from an intersectional, and deeply personal lens.
EXHIBITION SUPPORT PROVIDED BY: PRA Group with additional support from Arleen Cohen, Susan and Andy Cohen in honor of their mothers Irene Fritsch and Lolly Cohen, Jodi and Jay Klebanoff, Southern Bank, and Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.