Workshop: Exploring a Painting’s Structure

What  makes a photo or painting “work” or “not work”? Margaret Kriegbaum will teach a 1-day workshop on "Exploring a Painting's Structure" on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Valley Artists Studio. The workshop costs $35.00 including materials and is limited to 15 people. The class begins with short exercises about the elements of good composition: shapes, color, planes, how they work together, and how they affect our emotional response to the picture plane. Then, the focus moves from intent to execution by incorporating what is learned in the short exercises into your work. The goal is to improve compositions, build emotional content, and encourage your instincts beyond replicating reality as an end in itself, rather using it as inspiration.

To sign up:
Contact Margaret at to sign up. Please put “Exploring a Picture” in the subject line.