Medium drawing | painting | photography
Kate Beck (b.1956, University of Maine, Bennington College, Maine College of Art, Goddard College, MFAIA), American painter, writer, photographer working within the United States and Europe. Using gesture and color to blur the space between realism and abstraction, my works embrace landscape, architecture and humanity through layered thought and visual image.
Landscape, both internal and external, is an important part of my painting experience. Learning to look, and to see, my classes intend to encourage the potent and immersive landscape that envelopes our lives. Our goal will be to create petite yet powerful bodies of work that are in dialogue with the identified landscapes we exist within. My teaching process focuses on traditional principles and methodologies of painting and drawing, while referencing geography and contemporary artists, literature and film.
A Note about On-line Teaching:
Our humanity is designed to be shared -- in person! Throughout the pandemic I - as many - have learned that this is far more true than ever imagined. I have also learned that it is very possible to work intently and well from a distance, with excellent results. It is an amazing opportunity to share a studio session together with students from many different areas -- without concern for travel or time. The online platform also allows for both in class group crits as well as one-to-one crits outside of the group setting.
Maine Media Workshops + College: Painted: Visual Image within a Traumatic Culture - KATE BECK | JUL 6-Aug 17 | Tuesdays, 4-7pm EST, 6 Week Workshop Online from my Maine Studio This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. Class meets Tuesdays 4-7pm ET + 1:1 Crits with instructor as needed.
This class is filling up - click the link above to registered at the MMW+C website!
Fall, 2021: DRAWING the COSMIC LANDSCAPE LEVEL: All, 6 weeks, ET Dates and Times, tbd This class will be held in a live, online format from my Maine painting loft using the Zoom Platform
Group Crits + 1:1 Crits
Class sizes are limited - contact me soon to reserve a space!