the Seminar

The Seminar is a moderated discussion group for people interested in expanding their understanding of contemporary art. Through reading and conversation, we will explore the big questions of contemporary art and what it means to be an artist today. During the six month seminar session we will focus on: the larger art world, internal questions that artists struggle with, discipline, the practice of making art, etiquette and meaning.

There will be a brief interview for all prospective members.
Meetings held the second Sunday of each month at 2 pm.
$150 includes cost of seminar and all six books.

First session begins Sunday, August 13.
Enrollment is limited, please contact Kristen Throop inquiries@kristenthroop.com before July 21, 2017 to arrange a brief interview.

This group is for you if:

  • You are deeply interested in art
  • You are interested in exploring what it means to be a contemporary artist
  • You are open to learning about ideas which may be different or challenging to your own
  • Reading a book a month seems reasonable
  • You can talk about abstract ideas
  • Are interested in other people’s ideas
  • You enjoy listening and contributing to group discussions
  • You have one Sunday afternoon a month free
Seven Days in the Art World

AUGUST

Perspective

Seven Days in the Art World

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

SEPTEMBER

Belief

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

OCTOBER

Discipline

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Inside the Painter's Studio

NOVEMBER

Practice

Inside the Painter’s Studio

i like your work: art and etiquette

DECEMBER

The Scene

I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette

Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy

JANUARY

Meaning

Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy