Join Odin in her studio for a series of sessions of 4 week classes devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills. During this April session, our focus will be on painting stormy weather in acrylics. We will be developing skills devoted to creating drama and techniques to achieve a sense of movement in an effective stormy looking painting. Under-paintings (grounds) will be discussed to enhance your final result. It is a good idea to bring two things to work on at a time, to allow for drying time. Students must have their own acrylic supplies and they may bring any mediums they may want to try, including textural mediums, glazing mediums (mat medium etc.). They will also need their own reference material to be inspired by. These classes will help artists to become more confident in their own skills and bring a sense of self and creativity to their own work. Taking risks will be encouraged! Must be on an intermediate to advanced level, and have their own supplies. This class meets in Odin’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
BECOMING A FEARLESS PAINTER: EMBRACE LIFE’S STORMS
with Odin Smith
Four Tuesdays, beginning April 4
Odin Kaeselau Smith is a native Cape Cod artist known for her ability to capture the landscape in a unique manner. Her artistic process is greatly inspired by her love for the beauty of the land, sea and sky, and the endless sources of subject matter that surround her. Her paintings are frequently inspired by the beautiful Cape Cod images that have imprinted themselves on her senses since she was a very small child. She enjoys portraying subjects in a manner that fills them with light, energy, emotion and life. Her choice of subject matter often shifts as she moves through life. As her view of the world expands, she chooses subjects that reflect her desire for peace, love for the beauty of nature, exploration of color and texture, and even her sense of humor. Odin comes from an artistically talented family. She has a strong connection to her family’s roots which stem from the heart of the Provincetown art colony, in the days of Charles Hawthorne. The influence can be seen in her work, especially her great attraction to painting moving water. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles Anton Kaeselau, a Provincetown artist, who holds an important place in the Cape’s art history, and her paternal grandmother, Marguerite Benjamin Kaeselau was also an accomplished artist and illustrator. Odin's grandparents have always been an inspiration and influence in her life. Her 5 sons also show artistic promise in many ways. Odin Smith is an acrylic, pastel and watercolor artist who believes that each painting or illustration is a discovery and education in itself, and is always open to new artistic ideas. As an art instructor for many years, she has been able to share the experience and enjoyment of her own artistic exploration with many others. She has won several awards, and has shown in many juried exhibitions. She is currently represented by Gallery Antonia, in Chatham MA. Her studio may be visited at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA. She may be contacted by email at email@example.com
Students are at a level where they have their own supplies.