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Psychological Portraiture Workshop

June 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Tickets Starting at: $1090

Instructor: Tim Harney
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm | June 6 – 10

The focus of this workshop is on psychological portraiture. Over the first two days, working from a live model and self-portrait, we will have an opportunity to establish a solid understanding of the structure of the head and creating “likeness”.  The remainder of the workshop week will be devoted to working with the model with an emphasis on expressionist and new interpretations of the sitter that transcend conventional portraiture. The great autobiographical record left by Rembrandt, Kollwitz, Van Gogh, and Munch will be discussed as well as the rich lineage of 20th century masters who have explored a psychological portraiture:  Beckmann, Giacometti,  Kahlo, Bacon, Freud, Auerbach, Gillespie among others.  With exception of oil paint, students are welcome to explore a variety of painting & drawing media. Previous drawing or painting experience is helpful in this workshop.

*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About Tim: Tim Harney is a painter and passionate educator. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. In addition to teaching at Montserrat, he has taught painting and drawing at the DeCordova Museum School, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Tim has exhibited widely, and his work is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum as well as in many private and corporate collections



– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

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Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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June 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am
June 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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