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The Accidental Masterpiece (Intermediate to Advanced) with Ed Chesnovitch


Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
The Accidental Masterpiece (Intermediate to Advanced) with Ed Chesnovitch
(6) Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28, from 10:00- 12:30 pm.
Member $225 / Non-Member $240

A good painting always needs a few things from the painter;
Be Passionate
Be Fearless
and Trust the Process.

Being open to trying new techniques and taking risks, keeps things fresh and exciting. In this class, we’ll concentrate on the importance of Design, Value, Color, and Rhythm to make your art stronger with your personal voice!

Learn to simplify and get the bones of your painting down first, without wasting time in the beginning with unnecessary details… “ya don’t put up the curtains till the house is built”!

Discover the importance of building up a surface history in your paintings, how “taking off” is just as important as “putting on”, as well as the magnificence of mark-making. Weekly exercises will definitely get you out of your comfort zone and give you permission to play, explore, and throw the concept of perfection out the back door!

Get ready to paint and have some fun, because you never know when the next accidental masterpiece comes to fruition.

This is not a beginner’s class and is not formatted for watercolors. Bring the supplies you want to work with for the first class and we’ll take it from there.

Ed Chesnovitch, a Cape Cod artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and both a Signature Member and past President of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. His work is featured in the book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman, 2013 Schiffer Publishing, and he was juried twice into Pastel Journal Magazine’s top 100 pastelists of the year. He is represented on Cape Cod at Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet and Orleans, MA. His work is included in corporate, public, and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is committed to making Art accessible to everyone in the Cape Cod Community. The Museum School Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to qualified, year-round Cape Cod residents ages 6 and up. Go to ccmoa.org/classes to apply.

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


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