Concepts in Contemporary Painting: Nov 21 – Dec 7, 2017


Mike Cor’s Concepts in Contemporary Painting course continues with Section II, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, Nov 21, 23, 28, 30, Dec 5, 7 from 7-10 pm.

There is no prerequisite for this class. New students are welcome regardless of their skill level.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is pleased to offer a new course delving into formal and conceptual issues in contemporary painting.  Participants are encouraged to develop a personal dialogue with current concepts of painting, how they relate to pivotal movements in art history, and to recent happenings in the art world. It is not mandatory to take all three sections in succession. All media and materials are welcome as well as alternatives such as found object or performance based work.

“…[art] cannot be about something that has already been perfected. In certain circumstances such predetermined views of how things should be could even be the death of art.” – Joseph Beuys (Beuys and Harlan 2004)

In the second section of the course, examples of historic and contemporary artists work will be used to form an understanding how painting has been brought back to life through contemporary practices and immaterial concepts.

Instructor Micheal Cor holds an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), has completed MICA’s College Teaching of Art program, and brings unique perspective to this more than traditional painting course.

Section I: Sept 19, 21, 26, 28, Oct 3, 5 from  7 – 10 pm
Section II: Nov 21, 23, 28, 30, Dec 5, 7 from 7-10 pm

Course cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members

For more information, or to register, please call 780.426.4180
or email

Image Credit: LOVE IN WAITING a. Consulting the mirror (by the side of the river) by Atilla Richard Lukacs


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