top of page

Tue, Sep 12

|

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Drawing the Natural World with Craig Caldwell

(6) Tuesdays 9/12-10/17, 6:00-8:00 PM. Instructor Craig Caldwell instructs students in necessary drawing skills through the investigation of the natural world - shells, flowers, and the landscape around us. Different drawing materials, techniques, and methods will be explored.

Registration is Closed
See other events
Drawing the Natural World with Craig Caldwell
Drawing the Natural World with Craig Caldwell

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2023, 6:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA

About

The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

Drawing the Natural World with Craig Caldwell

(6) Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Members - $165 / Non-Members -$180

Instructor Craig Calwell instructs students in necessary drawing skills through the investigation of the natural world - shells, flowers, and the landscape around us. The course will focus on the basics of tone, line, edges, volumes, surface, and gesture, to achieve the goal of advancing each student’s mastery of these tools. Different drawing materials, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience.

Students should bring the following materials: 

18" x 24" newsprint drawing pad, vine charcoal compressed, and assorted erasers. 

Craig Jackson Caldwell lives in Brewster, Massachusetts with his wife Bridget Cahill. He is originally from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and graduated from Harvard with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, specifically painting. Craig has been an artist since his early years and has painted, sold and taught art professionally for over 25 years. His work emanates from the beauty of the natural world and his work is in the Luminist and Tonalist tradition of painting, concentrating on the moods and colors of the natural world rather than the pictorial representation of a particular scene through illustration or pictorial realism. His work is based on the interplay and harmony of colors and the moods and emotions they evoke and has evolved into a true painter's painting style, growing on the abstract expressionist movement as far as the painted surface yet also from the Tonalist, Barbizon, and Naturalist traditions all at once. Pictorial realism is secondary to the interplay of the actual paint surface on the canvas. Close-up, his works are whorls of paint and sculpted edges from a palette knife but from afar they evoke the colors and shape of memories of very specific places and times - almost. His work allows a great deal of interpretation at each viewing and his work is constantly changing.   Craig also paints bright, real to life paintings of beautiful fish that he has caught and released and those of others on commission. Fishing is a passion as well and a way to connect to something outside of ourselves and reassure us that there is something larger around us all the time. As a teacher, Craig excels at teaching the true language of drawing - to anyone, beginner, retiree, or first-time student of any age. Visit Craig’s website at www.craigjcaldwell.com

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.

Tickets

  • View Pricing Options Below

    From $165.00 to $180.00
    Sale ended
    • $180.00
    • $165.00

    Total

    $0.00

    Share

    bottom of page