Monday-Friday, July 25-August 5, 2016 from 3-5PM
This youth class focuses on collaboration and painting with multiple forms of sensory input. One portion of this class will involve the students working on their own mixed material pieces and the other portion will include working on a collaborative piece together. Students will see work by modern painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who would paint while watching the television, reading historical books, and listening to music all at once. As a result his work is scattered with historic references and image/text relating to his era. As a group we will experiment with this type of art making. This lesson will be very choice based in terms of the subject matter. Students will be asked to bring in material they have collected to incorporate into their artwork. Basquiat often worked on multiple pieces at once so students would work on a collaborative piece while working on their own personal pieces. This collaboration would be created between the instructor and all of the students to break down the boundary between artist/teacher and student. To progress the student’s personal work, group collaboration and experimentation will be key to breaking the boundaries of traditional painting.
Haley Nannig is primarily a painter producing work with pattern, collage, and thick gestural paint marks completely dependent on immediacy and speed. Fascinated in the idea of spending a large or little amount of time on a layer and then completely wiping it out, leaving only windows of time and the feeling of cycles. Her work is influenced by the environment she resides in: Rhode Island's sea which she was raised by, the mountains she climbs, and the flat farmland she worked in while receiving her BFA.
Haley attended Alfred University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Painting and Printmaking, also getting a Minor in both Art History and Education.
2015 Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics (BFA)
2012 Santa Reparata International School of Art and Design, Florence, Italy