Painter Christine Hartman offers WCSU Summer Art Workshop
Two-week workshop July 17-27 focuses on elements of painting composition

DANBURY, CONN. Western Connecticut State University Adjunct Professor of Art Christine Hartman, whose paintings combine traditional figurative technique with an appreciation of modern esthetics, will offer instruction in many elements of artistic composition in a Summer Art Workshop continuing from July 17 through 27, 2017, in Room 244 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

The two-week workshop, presented by the WCSU Department of Art, will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The registration fee is $350. Enrollment is open to the public and may be completed online through July 13at

Hartmann will lead an exploration of the development of light, space, color and form in artistic composition, providing students with individual instruction and the opportunity to complete two paintings working from still life and from works by master painters. Paintings will be done in oil and students will be asked to provide their own art materials; a materials list will be made available to students upon enrollment.

Hartman received her B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, pursuing advanced studies at Parsons School of Design and the New York Studio School summer program in Paris. A member of the Zeuxis Group of still-life painters, she has exhibited extensively at the Bowery Gallery and other art studios and galleries in New York and Connecticut. Her works have been reviewed by many print and online arts publications including

“What interests me about composition is the creation of movement through connections and tensions throughout the painting,” Hartman remarked. “I feel it is these elements that keep the viewer engaged and the painting lively.”

For information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486. A list of all upcoming VPAC events open for online reservations is available at



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