The Studio Intensive Program provides experienced artists with the time, space, and community to develop a body of work and participate in a creative dialogue with peers during PenArt’s quiet season. Combining theory, practice, and feedback, this program encourages experimentation and exploration within self-defined projects.
Facilitated by Shan Bryan-Hanson, lectures, discussions, and readings on relevant art-making topics, as well as individual and group critiques will supplement independent studio activity throughout the two-week session. All approaches to painting and drawing are welcome. Studios are open Monday - Friday each week, 8am - 5pm. Shan will lead activities on Monday, 5/14; Thursday 5/17; Tuesday, 5/22; and Friday, 5/25, 9am - 4pm.
Shan Bryan-Hanson is an artist, professor, and curator. Shan Bryan-Hanson's work investigates the harmony, friction, and interdependence of all things, as well as relationships between artifice, wilderness, vast space, and deep time. Her primary influences include observation of the natural world, references from antique charts, fabrics, and celestial maps, as well as visual and mathematical patterns. Shan earned her MFA from the University of Montana. Her work is represented by Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. In addition to her studio practice, Shan is Curator of the Galleries at St. Norbert College, where she also teaches painting courses.