I’m the last person left standing at the studio today - everyone else was worn out by our seminar on content and form, looks like! Not only do we paint and draw (and sculpt) here at Marchutz, we also talk about painting and drawing (and sculpting). In addition to our studio art class, we have a weekly seminar from 9 am - 2 pm (with coffee and tea breaks) for which we prepare by reading the relevant texts (written by artists and thinkers like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, O’Connor, Venturi, etc.) and responding in a first journal entry. Our discussion is then guided by a question, formulated by two or three classmates. Finally, we all write a post-seminar journal entry to reevaluate our thoughts, document new ones, and generally approach the text again, from a more seasoned standpoint. Like painting, seminar is exhausting if you’ve done anything worthwhile!