Expressive Charcoal Techniques Workshop with East End Arts Council Artist-In-Residence, Jessica McAvoy
(Riverhead, NY) – The East End Arts Council is pleased to offer an Expressive Charcoal Techniques workshop with current Artist-In-Residence Jessica McAvoy, to be held on Saturday, July 16. Participants in this hands-on class will explore various approaches to developing an expressive drawing using charcoal, with individual guidance given to each participant. The class will include a demonstration and discussion of the different techniques employed when working with charcoal, and will examine the works of master artists such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Goya, Picasso, Mondrian, and Giacometti. This is designed for beginners, as well as those already experienced working with charcoal. The workshop will take place on Saturday, July 16 from 10:30AM to 2:30PM at the East End Arts Council Carriage House, located behind the School of the Arts, 141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. The cost is $50 for East End Arts Council members, and $75 for non-members. To register, contact 631-369-2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, Artist-in-Residence Jessica McAvoy can be visited by the public during her residency at the East End Arts Council (through July 16) during her open studio hours: Tuesdays 10AM-1PM and Fridays, 12PM-3PM in the East End Arts Council Carriage House and Barn, located behind the School of the Arts, 141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY.
More About Jessica McAvoy
Jessica McAvoy is an emerging artist who lives and works on Long Island. Her interest in landscape is displayed in an expressive approach to form and space throughout her oil and charcoal works. Her oil on copper paintings and charcoal drawings convey a visual intrigue that speaks to McAvoy’s sensibility.
McAvoy has traveled extensively through Italy and Spain where she studied the works of Tintoretto, Caravaggio, El Greco, and Goya. She explored the way these artists manipulated space on the surface of their works and began implementing the techniques that they mastered in both her drawings and paintings. Over the past few years, McAvoy has intensely studied Goya’s Black Paintings. Her recent charcoal series, Fowl Follies, speak directly of the influence these works play on her as an artist.
In addition to her work as an artist, McAvoy owns Ma’am-arts, admin & mgmt, which provides administration, management, and development/fundraising services to grassroots organizations in the arts.
More about East End Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence Program
The East End Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence program was started in 2008, and is designed to bring established and emerging artists of all disciplines to the East End to showcase their work. The residency also provides opportunities for the community to learn from the artist through exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. The Artist-in-Residence program provides studio space and housing during the residency at the historic Corwin Carriage House on the East End Arts Council property in Riverhead, NY.