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ART CLASSES
at the TERRAIN GALLERY / AESTHETIC REALISM FOUNDATION
The Visual Arts & the Opposites taught by Marcia Rackow
 

THE ART OF DRAWING: SURFACE AND DEPTH
taught by Marcia Rackow

Each semester accents either drawing, pastel, or watercolor.  In this class, based on the Siegel Theory of Opposites, a student's mind and hand, seeing and imagination, logic and emotion are encouraged to work together.  Some subjects are: Intimacy and Grandeur in Still Life; How Much Can Small Objects Mean to Us?; There Is Space In, Around, and Between Things. 

Class Meets Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class was originally taught by the noted and loved printmaker, Chaim Koppelman (1920 - 2009).


Marcia Rackow,Tangerines, watercolor

 

CRITICAL INQUIRY: A Workshop in the Visual Arts
taught by Dorothy Koppelman 

In this class, work in process by persons engaged in the visual arts is looked at with Eli Siegel's historic 15 Questions, "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?," as the critical criterion.  Fresh, honest seeing and sincerity of expression are encouraged, and some questions asked are: What is your intention?; Are you trying to put opposites together?; What is the relation of subject matter and technique?; What is your criticism of the way you see?; As an artist, what do you hope for?; Is there an impediment? 

square ornament for Terrain Gallery / Aesthetic Realism FoundationDorothy Koppelman is Founding Director of the Terrain Gallery; see also "A Brief History."

Class Meets Third Sunday each month, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (continuous)


Dorothy Koppelman, Conversation of Two Red Pots, oil on canvas


 

THE VISUAL ARTS AND THE OPPOSITES
taught by Marcia Rackow

This class studies the art of the world — from the Rembrandts at the Met to the latest work in Chelsea — with this great Aesthetic Realism principle, stated by Eli Siegel, as the basis: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." The class will be held in museums, galleries, and at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. 

Note: Since many museums charge admission, the museum fees will be additional.

Class Meets Alternate Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Harlem Times (New York, New York) 2/22/03 ... "The class I tell of took place at the Whitney Museum exhibition and was conducted by Marcia Rackow, Aesthetic Realism teacher of art." 

 

Oysters by Artist Marcia Rackow, Aesthetic Realism Consultant


Marcia Rackow, Oysters, opaque watercolor on paper


 

Further Resources

• Works on this site: Anuszkiewicz, Blaustein, Burckhardt, Di Cerbo, Hall, Henry, Hung, King, Kranjac, Koppelman, Longo, Michael, Rackow, Romano, Roth, Schmidt, Sloat, Stadnik,

• Discussions in the press & at the TG: Bernstein, Bruegel, da Vinci, Gee's Bend: Quilts, Guston, Homer, Indiana, Koppelman, Lange, Monet, Picasso: Dora Maar Seated, Picasso: Minotauromachy, Picasso: Guernica, Pollock, Pollock: Number One 1948, Potter, Rietveld, Sargent, Sloan, Terrain Gallery [1}, Terrain Gallery [2], Terrain Gallery [3], Velazquez, Vermeer

• More: Eli Siegel - Biog., Library, Self and World & chapters, On Beauty, Anthropology; Ellen Reiss - Poetry Class, Professional classes; Classes on Idioms, Children, Poetry & Animals; TRO commentaries: Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, Eli Siegel, J.K. Rowling

• More on the Arts: Film.Imagery Film Ltd.; Photography: L. Bernstein, D. Bernstein, Dienes & Dienes; Music. B. Allen, E. Green, A. Shapiro; Theater: Acting & Drama, A. Fielding

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