This workshop focuses on methods and means of two-dimensional self-portraiture. Jas Knight, a master of traditional figurative oil painting and drafting, will demonstrate techniques of self-portraiture from a variety of perspectives. Offered during the run of MFA exhibition Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits, the course takes inspiration from Freud’s insistence on the manipulation of the viscous medium of paint to vividly convey his own flesh.
Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.
About the Instructor
Jas Knight was born in Hartford, Connecticut. His artistic talent was recognized at an early age—he sold his first painting at age seven and had his first one-man show at age eight. He later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Painting. Knight’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the African American Museum in Philadelphia; the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University; and the Bill Hodges Gallery in New York. Knight currently lives in Brooklyn, where he spends most days painting and drawing from life.