Summer 2014 // Weekend Hideaway with Artist Kris Hargis

Summer 2014 // Weekend Hideaway with Artist Kris Hargis


Instructed by Kris Hargis
September 12 - 14, 2014 (2.5 Day + 2 night) 
Class Size | 10 - 12 Students

Escape to the hills for a 2 ½ day, all-inclusive weekend at The Atlanta School. Join artist Kris Hargis for a drawing, painting and performance class and explore the past through pencil, charcoal and paint. Each day students will create two-dimensional, self-portraits while examining both personal and local histories.

Students are provided lodging, meals and all workshop supplies. No experience necessary. Space is limited. Students should bring warm sturdy clothing, comfortable shoes and beverages of choice. Students may come as a single or as a couple. Couples will share lodging (all lodging options have one bed). Students should arrive by 5pm Friday, September 12 and can plan to leave Atlanta by 5pm Sunday, September, 14.

Kris Hargis was born in Omaha, Nebraska and received his BFA in Visual communication from the University of Kansas in 1998. He is currently working towards his MFA at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Hargis is represented and shown extensively at the Froelick Gallery in Portland Oregon, as well as galleries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Seattle, Washington. 

His subjects are jars of wilting but radiant flowers and confessional self-portraits.  With a delicacy of line that is at once assured and exploratory, he tries to capture essential contours in conte crayon or grease pencil, selectively adding areas of bright hue with eddies of watercolor and thin washes of oil, suggesting a translucent window into the physical and emotional heart. 

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