Open Studio: Bridging the Gap

Join Artist-in-Residence Corey Pitkin in the Art Studio to bridge the gap between Art Nouveau and Hyde Collection artwork. Participate in a series of drawing and painting exercises celebrating our winter special exhibition, Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau. All you need is your creativity; all supplies are included.

11/18: Bridging the Gap: Art Nouveau & Contemporary Art

With literacy hitting never-before-seen heights at the turn of the twentieth century, the demand for bookplates and illustrations spurred innovations in composition and technique. Without the requirement of a literal interpretation of the text, artists were able to push their designs into realms that would become a precursor for the Modern art movement that followed World War I. In this session, students will create compositions that focus more on balance and rhythm than representation.

12/30: Bridging the Gap: Art Nouveau & Decorative Art

The ubiquitous flowing lines of Art Nouveau found their way into every aspect of the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. Gilt curves and ornamental florals graced everything from flatware to the stunning stained glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany. In this session, students will create decorative patterns and illustrations based on the designs of Art Nouveau artists.

1/27: Bridging the Gap: Art Nouveau & Traditional Art

Innovations in commercial printing in the late nineteenth century brought fine art out of the salon and onto the streets with posters, prints, and magazines. As Art Nouveau swept across Europe, the icons of classical studio painting became the elegant line drawings of beautiful ladies in diaphanous gowns that are the hallmark of Art Nouveau’s advertising age. In this session, students will focus on creating line drawings of faces and figures in the elegant and flowing style of artists such as Alphonse Mucha.


10:30 am – 1 pm | $10 members / $12 non-members

Workshop offered on these three dates: November 18, December 30, and January 27.

Register by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 ext. 310 or

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Mar 19 2018


10:30 AM - 01:00 PM


$10 members | $12 non-members