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Visual Art

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Program Description:
In the CoSA Visual Art Summer Intensive, students will be guided through Workshops and Independent Projects with a focus on Drawing and Painting that will expand artistic skills and understanding of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Some of the Workshops may include preliminary exercises, fieldwork sketching, and idea development. There will be studio time dedicated to learning anatomy and how to draw the human body from observation. We look forward to diving into the creative process with artistic dedication!
Karrie Jackson
Teacher Bio:
Karrie Jackson has over 25 years of experience as a Creative. completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, With Distinction; obtained a Masters of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Integrated Teaching through the Arts, from Lesley University; and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Visual Art from Point Loma Nazarene College. She has been a free lance artist in addition to being an educator and leader since 2003.  With a primary focus on landscape painting in acrylic, Karrie Jackson is known for her Coastal Impressionism. Setting out to capture the joy and beauty of the natural Coronado shoreline, especially the enjoyment of youth and surf culture, Ms. Jackson designs original compositions from her own photography and stylizes her work through rich color and loose application of paint. Each piece expresses the essence of a moment, and above all aspires to bring joy to the viewers. As a part of Coronado's Centennial Celebration, Ms. Jackson exhibited her work along side other local artists in the Grand Opening juried exhibit at the city's C3 Gallery. Ms. Jackson has developed a wide range work in order to facilitate a strong foundation for teaching. Her body of work includes architectural paintings such as the large scale commission of luxury home paintings by American West Group, Denver, CO as well as still lives, botanical, pet commissions and figurative work. She is currently exploring digital painting.