Painting Interiors & Environments Workshop

With Master Artist

Kenny Harris

2 Sundays | July 17th and 24th, 2022 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description

Discover the interior as a subject matter. You will work with photographs, on-site observation and historical reference. Subtlety of value and color will be used to add atmosphere to the student's work. Special attention is paid to lighting effects and how they affect the resulting painting. The goal will be images that express emotion to the viewer through tonal subtlety. In the workshop Kenny combines his classical training with the energetic, gestural use of line and color from the latter half of the 20th century. He will teach you how to create oils that walk the line between calm, naturalistic light studies to boldly defined color fields, with brilliant light and reflections. You will understand how to develop your work to define a place and a mood, charging spaces with personality and resonance.

What You'll Learn

Learn to develop lighting effects

Learn how to create a subtlety of value and color

Learn how to maximize a provocative composition

Learn to create emotion and mood

Get an overview on building a body of environmental work that is cohesive

Personalized instruction

Kline Academy Visiting Instructor Kenny Harris


Kenny Harris

Kenny Harris received his B.A. in Fine Art from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and received a MFA from LCAD. During his junior year abroad in his undergrad program, he studied in Florence, Italy, immersing himself in Renaissance Art History, and classical figure drawing at the atelier of Charles Cecil. After living and painting in San Francisco, he moved to New York, where he studied under Frank Mason at Art Students’ League. He now travels the world teaching and painting.