A brief interview with 2016 Open Studio Tour artist: Bruce McKaig
What is something that you think is unique about your studio or practice?
My studio has door sized windows overlooking our garden.
I work directly from the model or the landscape. I many times work with a group painting along side students while conducting figure, portrait and landscape classes. The studio supplies extra easels and tables and a changing schedule of models. We also work from musicians who will be playing their instruments while posing.
The studio has an immense amount of my work to be seen, work which I have produced since the early 60’s. Though the vast concentration is now observational and representational, there are many large works which are more conceptual involving a personal self portrait narrative.
It’s art institutions including MICA, Peabody, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum are world renowned. It is also closely situated to Washington, DC with its great Art Institutions.
Opening the studio becomes social event, an enjoyable opportunity to welcome and entertain old and new friends. I like to put out a nice spread and supply ample beverages to promote a party atmosphere. This also happens throughout our building which has a number of other artists so it is fun and very social to visit and connect with your fellow artists which of course includes break bread and sampling their wine.
The tour also brings new people into the studio, new people to see my work and become familiar with my teaching sessions. And then there is the possibilities of moving some work, selling to new and old visitors to my studio.
This whole process of being part of the studio tour allows me to gain further insights into my own work. Perhaps that’s the greatest benefit of all.
The Paul Moscatt Studio welcomes artists experienced or not who want to work with the figure, portrait, color or landscape. These are work session classes with optional critiques at the end of the session. The fees are reasonable and the student chooses what individual sessions they want to attend.
The Paul Moscatt Studio also accepts interns who would benefit from the studio experience while earning school credit. They can participate in studio classes without charge and the time is credited to their obligatory intern hours.
Individual visits to the studio can be arranged after the Open Studio Tour has occurred.
We had more than 130 artists participate in last year’s School 33 Art Center Open Studio Tour! Below are some photos from Woodberry Studios, located at 2121 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.
The 2016 Open Studio Tour takes place between 10am – 6pm on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Register your studio by August 15, 2016!
2016 School 33 Art Center Open Studio Tour: Registration Opens on Friday, July 1st!
Michelle Dickson’s studio during the 2015 Open Studio Tour
Are you an artist with a studio in Baltimore City? School 33 Art Center’s annual Open Studio Tour brings art lovers and collectors into the studios of Baltimore’s artists on October 8 & 9, 2016. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. This October, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this city-wide event. Registration opens on Friday, July 1st, 2016. Click Here To Register Online (the registration page will not be available until Friday, July 1st)