Date: Fridays, January 15-February 19, 2021
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.
To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
Elana Hagler will guide students through creating one or more paintings or drawings using their own family photographs. Topics covered will include using photos as references, interpretation vs. copying, color relationships, composition and visual flow, design hierarchies, and more general thoughts on making artwork. Students are invited to work in a medium of their own choosing. Hagler will also show and discuss work she made from her own family photographs and respond individually to student work.
Elana Hagler was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and immigrated to the United States at the age of five. She received her Bachelor of Arts in both Studio Art and Psychology from Brandeis University, Boston, and continued her studies for two years at the Master Class of the Jerusalem Studio School and in Umbria, Italy. She then received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Elana has won multiple prizes in painting and drawing and has exhibited her work across the United States and internationally. She has taught fine art at Cornell College, the Delaware College of Art and Design, and at Swarthmore College. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, a staff writer for the popular art blog Painting Perceptions, and designs coins and medals for the United States Mint as part of their Artistic Infusion Program.