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Our traveling Academy is offering it's next Artist in residency program October 21st through 29th, in Berlin, Germany.

Joerg Madlener will begin each day with a 1 hour drawing class with a live model and will end with a common critique. Our days will be balanced and  involve about 8 hours of drawing and painting.  After dinner, evenings will be spent in informal round table discussions or lectures.  We will study films, and consider the impact they have on our society.

Madlener's extensive artistic achievements as well as the other teachers will make this an invaluable resource for students. Our course also provides each student to spend ample time with Brenda Taylor, gaining insight on Approaching The Art World.  How one engages in finding exhibitions and learning about the Gallery industry in general. Teachers transgress the time and space of the academic institution. The master working with his apprentices and teaching through making is essential component to stemming the flood of careless and ungrounded art. In my case, common critiques with my students were often the best places to be.  Joerg Madlener.

Given the small number of students, usually no more than three to five, will allowstudents and teacher to develop a one-on-one relationship. They will work together to overcome any obstacles or internal problems that artists can encounter during the creative process.

The program encourages improvisation among both its students and its teachers. A proposed theme is Arcadia: The (Im)possible Ideal Landscape. The theme is proposed because the art student (whether artist or amateur) often begins with the question, "What should I paint?" A theme can help solve this dilemma. However, students with their own agendas and goals are welcome and encouraged to break free of a traditional approach.

We should  seek to find out how our work can become more stringent and meaningful. The artist must also be an art critic, and work evolution must come before short-term gratification.

If you are interested in participating in the 2014 Brenda Taylor Traveling Academy and working with us in NYC or Germany,  please contact Brenda Taylor by phone at 212-463-7166 or by email at bt@brendataylorgallery.com.



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