Master Class with Emma Knight: Surrealist Landscapes¬

Surreal painting of a landscape

Emma Knight, Thanksgiving, 2020, Reedville, Virginia, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist


Saturday, October 26, 2024
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Virginia MOCA


Adults (16+)
1 session
Emma Knight

Join Made in VA exhibiting artist Emma Knight for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint. Knight’s surreal landscapes, influenced by artists like Paul Gauguin and Georgia O’Keeffe, fuse botanical elements with puffy organic shapes, transporting viewers to otherworldly realms 

Gain insights into Knight’s signature techniques for creating depth, simplifying forms, and playing with light and shadow to achieve captivating, dream-like effects. Guided by visual research, engaging discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, participants will learn to create their own landscapes with acrylic and water-soluble oil paints. Time will be spent creating compositional studies and practicing the handling of media before working independently on our own paintings. This approach will allow students to engage in essential studio practices before creating their own 10×14-inch landscape painting on canvas. 

There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so please bring along a bagged lunch. 

Level: All levels welcome
Saturday, October 26
10:00 AM3:00 PM 
Members $75; Nonmembers $90 


Made in VA Biennial

The inaugural Made in VA Biennial juried exhibition celebrates the extraordinary talent of Virginia artists. Featuring over 87 works from 61 artists, this exhibition will present a robust selection of exceptional contemporary art being made throughout the state.

July 12, 2024-January 5, 2025