Ah Haa School for the Arts  |  300 S Townsend St

Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 |  Friday 6-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 10am-12pm  |  $295 tuition

The Ah Haa School presents the first 2016 Masterclass Series – an opportunity to engage deeply with unique and established artists working in different mediums during a weekend-long Masterclass visit.  Masterclass weekends will begin with a Friday public lecture by the artist, followed by a Saturday workshop and a Sunday critique and discussion. 

Throughout the last century, many of the highest praised, best trained, and historically significant artists have drawn their inspiration from artists working outside the conventional bounds of the art world. Artists like Matisse, Picasso, Dubuffet, the COBRA artists, the Chicago Imagists, and innumerable contemporary practitioners have combined the skills of their art education with the rich internal visions of vernacular artists to create works of art that resonate on many levels.

In his masterclass, visiting artist Matt Kleberg will work with students to incorporate the spatial and compositional sophistication of Art History’s “insiders” with the intuitive, decorative, and personal visions of famous “outsiders”.

On Friday, February 19th, Kleberg will present a public lecture drawing parallels between artistic innovations of the great masters and iconic vernacular artists of our time. He will look very closely at examples of work from artists familiar to most of us, as well as others who are relatively unknown.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will need to bring materials including acrylic paints and canvases. A full list of student materials will be sent to enrolled students.