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Student Perspective: Carleen Murdock on “Shifting The Earth: The Shape of Color and Transformation of Images” Virtual Intersession Marathon with Graham Nickson
May 10, 2022 · Marathons, Student Perspectives
I am still glowing and whirling from the five days in Graham Nickson’s March 2022 Virtual Intersession Marathon: Shifting The Earth: The Shape of Color and Transformation of Images.
This is my fourth marathon and it was more than equal to those I have done before, including the longstanding tradition Arbor Vitae Marathon which took place in Westbury Gardens, that I loved.
Working in my studio and not having to travel to the School daily really worked for me. I had no idea
how it was going to work out and it was way better than I ever imagined. Graham’s art history talks
each morning were incredible and TA Charity Baker’s and Kaitlin McDonough’s tech work blew me away. It all came together marvelously. I could not imagine better.
The amount of time given for each project was just right and the models worked out so well. I loved
the assignments and the progression from one to the next. Graham was excellent in giving alternatives
for paint colors and mixing them. I am a lifetime (that is 25 years) watercolorist but I have dabbled in
acrylics so I had acrylics on hand it was amazing how easy and familiar they were to use.
All in all, the Marathon exceeded my wildest expectations and I look forward my next Marathon (I am 82). It totally energized me.