Richards is known for his accomplishments as a painter of Judeo-Christian themes. While not all of his paintings are overtly religious, the majority of his themes stem from spiritual ideas and narratives. Richards continues to work in a surprising variety of styles, but most of his paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition.
The three-day workshop is made possible by the Zion’s Bank grant award given to Richards for an “Art Education Pre-Conference Project.” The program will be as follows:
Figure Painting with a live model wearing a leotard
Morning Session: 8-11 am Wed., Thurs., Fri.
How to Finish a Painting (bring your partially finished paintings)
Afternoon Session: 12-2 pm Wed., Thurs., Fri.
Plein Air Landscape Painting
Evening Session: 3-6 pm Wed., Thurs., Fri.
“This is a great opportunity for artists from around the region to learn from one of the best in the oil medium in Kirk,” said DSC Sears Art Museum Gallery curator Kathy Cieslewicz. “He is not only an amazing and successful artist, but he’s also an outstanding teacher and mentor.”
Full tuition for the three-day intensive workshop is $370 for all sessions, or $150 for either the morning, afternoon, or evening sessions only. For more information or to register, please contact email@example.com