Academic Lecture Series–The Arts

Center for Visual Arts gallery

A collaboration by the Brookdale Community College Arts faculty and Lifelong Learning

The Artist At Work: Oil Painting – July 12

Dave Dziemian, MFA, professional artist, Brookdale adjunct art instructor

A live instructive demonstration. Observe the artist’s process as he works to develop and create an oil painting using various wet-into-wet painting techniques. A unique up-close experience. Project-in-process: discussion of light, color, perspective, proportion and more. Dave is a professional artist who finds beauty, mystery and inspiration in the mundane as well as the unique that surrounds us. He explains, “My work is about light, shadow, perspective, and perception, and the deeper ideas within, ideas intermixed with observations that are a celebration of the process of painting and the joy of bringing to life my vision of reality.”

The Art Of Design – July 19

Terry Ryan, professional designer and art historian, Brookdale adjunct art instructor

How does fine art and decorative art intersect? In this outline of the major periods of Western design, Ryan unites the areas of fine arts and the decorative arts by highlighting the symbiotic relationship they share. Come away with a deeper appreciation of both, and also practical concepts you may use to elevate the quality of design in your own home. Terry Ryan’s professional life began at Christie’s, New York in the Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture Department, where she helped organize fine art auctions and assisted clients with building their collections. In addition to her work as a designer with Ryan Art and Design, Terry has taught design history courses at several colleges, including Parsons School of Design.

Digital Animation Claymation Workshop – July 26

Claire Smuga, assistant professor, Brookdale

Learn the history of stop motion animation and some basic techniques. A hands-on component will allow attendees to create their own simple stop motion animations using either their own cell phones or a camera and equipment provided by the instructor. You’ll be inspired and amazed!

Thurs, Jul 12-26, 11:45 am-1:15 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XHUMN 273