*SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students during class time and add a session to the end of the calendar. No class is held during Thanksgiving, Illuxcon Week**, or between Christmas and New Years. All Classes meet live and are not recorded due to proprietary content. Teaching will not happen via email, only during class time.
Magical Realism: Painting The Figure and Nature
In this new format we are introducing for fall 2020 two master painters jointly provide interactive demonstrations on technique and provide feedback on student work. Each teacher provides their own perspective. This makes for an extraordinarily rich learning environment as the students engage in a fourteen week creative relationship with both of them. In addition to providing weekly prompts tailored to each student, Martin and Brad will introduce the class to an art industry professional. Students will receive feedback from that guest at the end of the semester. We are very excited to have Martin and Brad work together in our mentorship program. They were each very popular teachers when they taught in our live program, the IMC. After taking this class students will also receive a free profile on the Smarter Art Market, a destination for art directors and collectors.
About Martin Wittfooth
Martin Wittfooth was born in Toronto, Canada in 1981 and currently splits his time between studios in Savannah, Georgia, and the Kingston, New York. He earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2008. Wittfooth’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum in Ohio, and La Halle Saint-Pierre in Paris, with solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Montreal. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications, including Juxtapoz, The New York Times Art Review, and Vice, and cover features in New American Paintings, Hi-Fructose and American Artist Magazine.
About Brad Kunkle
Brad Kunkle was named one of the top 100 figurative painters working today by Buzzfeed in 2017. His work has been featured in Juxtapoz, American Artist, Hi Fructose, Huffington Post,Boooooom, American Art Collector, Artsy, and Beautiful Bizarre. Brad created the paintings for and art directed the opening sequence of the Netflix original series Anne with an E.He shows internationally and has taken part in several museum exhibitions in America. He has had regular solo exhibitions at Arcadia Contemporary gallery in New York and in Los Angeles since 2010.