Instructor: Dennis Perrin
Dates: Feb 28–March 1, 2020
Class times: 9am–4pm
Level: Artists and art students; open to all levels of experience.
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A workshop with Dennis Perrin is more than just a teaching event about technique and picture making. It’s a comprehensive seminar on how to think about painting, where a painting comes from, a self-examination of the question “Why Paint?”, as well as a thorough exploration of color, value, temperature, technique and materials. Attending a The Perrin Method™ workshop ensures a complete exposure to the lineage of the great painters historically, and an immersion in the full enjoyment of the Creative Process. By teaching students to imagine and visualize their completed paintings, Perrin provides the student with an infallible road map to the successful completion of any creative project.
Through discussion, slide shows, and demonstration, Perrin gives the student a complete understanding of The Perrin Method™, as well as a toolbox full of useful, practical tools that will perpetually serve the aspiring artist, accomplished amateur, or professional painter in the realization of their visions.
The workshop begins with a lively session of introductions, followed by a development of intentionality. Perrin then lays out The Perrin Method™, its historical precedents, and its direct application to painting. He also brings everyone up to speed with the Checkerboard Illusion, the Color Illusion, and the Value based Simplification process. This is followed by a complete demonstration of a painting, step-by-step, from conception to completion.
Dennis Perrin is an internationally renowned and collected artist whose work hangs in public and private collections on nearly every continent. He was trained at The New Orleans Academy of Art under the late M. Dell Weller. For decades, he showed at galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and was a prolific creator of numerous figurative and floral works, many of which feature his wife, Aimee, as model.
In collaboration with his daughter, Camille Rose Fields, Perrin created The Perrin Method™, dedicated to bringing his unique style of teaching to a worldwide audience. To date, The Perrin Method™ boasts of students numbering in the many hundreds and in over 30 countries around the world. His workshops have become exceedingly popular, regularly filling up. His teachings go beyond the usual emphasis on traditional painting techniques to include visualization, imagination, and meditation, and Perrin strongly encourages his students to develop their own unique Personal Vision as artists.