Alex Kanevsky | The Figure Master Class

Alex Kanevsky | The Figure Master Class


Instructor: Alex Kanevsky
Medium: Oils
Workshop Dates: Oct 3–5, 2020 (Sa-Mo)
Location: Asilomar Conference Center 
in Pacific Grove, CA
Class times: 9am–4pm
Class Size: 18 with 2 models (Model fee included)

Tuition: $995 (Plus accommodation fees)
Accommodations: Choose Single or Double occupancy room

Level: For Intermediate/Advanced Painters

Join contemporary realist master Alex Kanevsky on a three-day journey of perceptual figure painting. Work from the life model, with insights from the artist to break from the traditional assumptions of observational painting. Explore painting as a form of dialogue, aligning the creative process with one’s personal experiences to create work that is dynamic and unexpected. Learn to use the imprecisions and “mistakes” that occur in the development of a painting toward discovering a new form of reality. As Kanevsky puts it, “Painting is not something I do to a canvas. It is a form of conversation, that can have unexpected turns, sudden discoveries and hidden subtext and periods of silence. All this is what makes painting endlessly fascinating.”

About the workshop Kanevsky says;

“You will paint and I will look and talk. There will not be demonstrations or discussions of secret media and arcane techniques. From past experiences, these things are fun, but they will not make you a better painter. I do, however, have some ideas of what could make you a better painter, so we will focus on these things, even if they might seem improbable at times. Painting for three days straight is exhausting, but it will have to be done because there is no other way to run into problems that could be solved so you could become a better painter.”

Alex Kanevsky was born in Russia and studied mathematics at Vilnius University in Lithuania before coming to the United States. After his arrival to Philadelphia in 1983 he worked as a Yellow Pages artist, Russian translator and an illustrator for a Psychiatric Nursing Magazine. After attending PAFA (1989-93) and winning a Pew Fellowship (1997) he devoted himself to painting full time. Alex Kanevsky lives and works in Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work in numerous shows in the United States and abroad.


Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove

We are thrilled that we have secured lodging and studio space for The Alex Kanevsky Figurative Master Class at the historic Asilomar Conference Center. Nestled along the shoreline of California’s famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white-sand beaches. Asilomar sits within the cozy confines of a 107-acre California State Park and offers overnight lodging with views of the forest, surf, and sand. The core of the grounds contains eleven buildings designed by Julia Morgan, in a rustic Craftsman-style intended to fit into the oceanside location. Built among the dunes and Monterey pines of Asilomar Beach, the buildings utilize compatible materials such as redwood shingles and shakes, exposed stone foundations, porch piers, and fireplaces.

The lodging fees include all facility fees, taxes and meals during your stay, including dinner upon arrival on Friday night, along with breakfast and lunch on the departure day.


Accommodations at Asilomar Conference Center

Single or Double occupancy rooms available. Pricing:

Single room: $331.04 per day (4 nights = $1324.16 total)
This price includes your room (for one attendee), all your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), the facilities fees, and taxes for your entire stay.

Double room: $233.82 pp/per day (4 nights = $935.28 total)
This price includes your room (two attendees sharing the room), all your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), the facilities fees and taxes for your entire stay.

Dietary Needs

Special dietary options, such as vegetarian, vegan, and non-gluten, are available in the Asilomar dining hall.

Room Reservations

After entering your personal information below, you will see a section for “Other Information.” In the box labeled “Roommate/Additional Request,” you may add the name another person you will be sharing a room with. Your roommate will do the same, adding your name to “Other Information.”

If you do not have anyone to share with, you will be assigned a roommate.

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Waiting List — Alex Kanevsky (2020)