Making Feminist Art: Theory and Practice
(Dec. 2- Dec. 16)

Making Feminist Art: Theory and Practice
(Dec. 2- Dec. 16)


Three sessions on Saturdays
2pm -5pm

Upcoming dates:

  • December 2, 9, 16




What makes art feminist, and how can feminism become part of your art practice? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to feminist art, from the beginnings of the Feminist art movement through second wave feminism and what may be considered Feminist now. From nature printing to performance, painting to baking, and the work of contemporaries including Kiki Smith, Marilyn Minter, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman and Cindy Sherman, students will deploy these ideas, techniques, and strategies to make and disseminate their own feminist art work.

As part of the course, students will be taken on a guided tour of the Judy Chicago exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Instructors Kristy Gordon and Jenny Carolin

Kristy Gordon received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto) in 2011 and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2013. Her numerous solo exhibitions include Cube Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, and LIC Arts Open in NYC. Her awards include the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2010, 2013 and 2015) and Best Portrait Award from the Portrait Society of Canada.  Gordon has ten years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes internationally. She has taught at numerous institutions and academies including the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy (New York), The Academy of Realist Art (Ottawa and Boston), and Art Escape Italy (Florence). She has lectured at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, New Century Artists in New York City and the Art of the Portrait in Washington, DC.

Jenny Carolin received her Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Syracuse University, and her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She has taught Figure Drawing, Foundation Drawing and Drawing and Painting for Non-Art Majors for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Currently she is the Director of Shoestring Studio and a Co-Founder of the Mudhouse Artist Residency program in Crete.