Expressionistic Figure Painting—
Unleashing Your Emotional Palette
Monday–Friday, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Focus will be on painting the model in an expressionistic manner. In capturing the figure, the student will learn to go beyond the superficial representation of the model, and endeavor to express the inner state, mood and essence of the figure, incorporating the student’s feeling about the subject. This can be attained by exaggerating features and gestures with non-conventional colors and brushwork, which illuminate the emotional and expressive content of the painting. The students will also learn how to effectively connect the figure with an environment that enhances and further evokes its distinctive emotional quality.
Barbara Yeterian is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and NYU with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art and art education. She also studied at the University of California, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Art Students League. Ms. Yeterian has had several solo exhibitions, including those at Jersey City University, Artsforum Gallery, the New Art Center and the Levitan Gallery. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in California, New York, New Jersey and Russia. In 1996, she was the winner of two national painting competitions. Her Genocide Paintings were chosen to be included in the Prestigious Legacy Project Website (www.legacy-project.org), sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation alongside world renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Arshile Gorky. Besides teaching at the Art Students League, Yeterian has taught children, teenagers and adults privately in her studio for many years and has developed a large following in the Bergen County area.