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UMFK to offer Painting the Maine Landscape class during the Summer session

April 30, 2004

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The University will offer a landscape painting class during the Summer 2004 Session.

"Painting the Maine Landscape" is a three week course that begins May 10 and meets Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:25 a.m.

Students and community members of the St. John Valley are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Maine landscape through the eyes of the painter is the topic of this course. It combines the actual practice of painting on location with looking at artists who are known for painting Maine as their subject.

The course is open to all levels of artists who have a love for the outdoors and painting the natural beauty of this area. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Students will have the choice of working in pastel, watercolor, or oil. For those with no prior experience, the instructor recommends the use of pastel as the medium of choice.

Multiple field trips within the St. John Valley area will be required as often as weather permits. Practical methods of painting outdoors on location, as well as the use of materials and techniques will be emphasized.

This is a hands on studio course, where students learn primarily by doing. Therese Provenzano, who has been teaching art during the spring and fall semesters at UMFK, will be teaching the course.

The current art show "Content, Materials and Techniques-UMFK Student Show" is the work of her students from her advanced studio projects, drawing, and fundamentals of art classes.

The student exhibit may be viewed at the Blake Library Gallery during regular library hours through May 15.

For more information about the course, call Provenzano at 834-4278.

To register for the course, call the registrar's office at 834-7520.