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Opportunity for the Valley - "Painting The Maine Landscape" offered at UMFK

December 8, 2010


Student will work indoors, during the winter season, for the course duration. The course is open to the Valley community.

Whether you want to develop art appreciation or learn skills of a painter, this course has the individual in mind. It will explore artists that evoke a sense of time and place in painting the landscape of Maine. Students will experience actual hands-on studio practice in the fundamentals of landscape painting, indoors, and during winter. 

Adjunct Visual Arts Instructor, Therese Provenzano has returned to UMFK for the spring Semester 2011 and will teach the course. 
Provenzano shares, “It’s such a wonderful exploratory process, painting. How does one paint an exciting landscape while confined to working indoors because it is just too cold to be outside painting? One answer is, snow isn’t just white.” 
Students will select one medium for the course duration: pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic. By emphasizing strong compositional elements, solving color mixing problems, and methods for medium application, Provenzano addresses the needs of each individual student.
To encourage enrollment by members of the St. John Valley community, the prerequisite of Art 200, is not required to complete prior to registering for the course. Provenzano will waive the prerequisite. The course is open to all levels.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 29, please call 834-7823 or if you need further information on the following courses: Painting the Maine Landscape, Drawing and Fundamentals of Art II.
Provenzano earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and a Three-Year Certificate of the Fine Arts from the National Academy of Design School of the Fine Arts in New York. The Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia awarded her the Edith Emerson Prize Award and the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center of Coral Gables, Florida awarded her the First Prize Award in the Arango International Design Competition.
She was nominated for the Dedalus MFA Fellowship in Painting and for Excellent Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture for the International Sculpture Competition.
She has exhibited her work in New York, Florida, Philadelphia, Vermont and Maine.