A Literary and Painterly Landscape
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Equipped with both visual and literary arts, the class will explore what it means to be an observer, and how best to capture a sense of place through memory, color interaction, composition, and text. How do the descriptive passages from our favorite works of literature inform our painting? How can visual cues reshape the way we use language? And what does the landscape itself have to say about it?
Both instructors will come prepared to share their favorite techniques, but be ready to get experimental, get out of doors, and get creative! Please bring supplies to the first class, including a variety of your favorite materials; paint, canvas/paper/panel, brushes, pencils, pens, paper or laptop.
The class will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm (time may be adjusted later in the summer) at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. Please sign up at the attached link.
Renée Bouchard was awarded the Vermont Creation Grant, and residencies from the Cooper Union, the Kate Millett Artist Colony for Women, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited at the Vermont State House, the Bennington Museum, and Southern Vermont College. Her paintings have also been included at Big Town Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst’s Herter Gallery, UVM’s Danforth Gallery and MCLA’s, Gallery 51. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England, the Folk Art Messenger, and her essay “Artist/Mother/Quarantine” was published in Isele Magazine. Bouchard received her MFA in visual art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2021. She also attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, and began her painting practice after graduating from the Maine College of Art in 1999. She lives with her nine year old child and dog in Vermont.
Renée’s website: www.renee-bouchard.com
Genevieve Plunkett is the author of Prepare Her: Stories (Catapult), and forthcoming novel, In the Lobby of the Dream Hotel (Catapult, 2023). A winner of an O. Henry Award, her writing can also be found in New England Review, The Southern Review, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Vermont with her two children.