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Visualizing Memory

Online / Understanding Materials and Techniques

Thursdays, June 9 – June 30, 11am – 1pm


Paul Cézanne. Still Life with Skull (detail), 1890–93. BF329. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

The class is online-only. More about online classes.

This course explores the creative process, looking specifically at the role of memory in the development of art. How might an artist translate the fragility of memory into a painting, a sculpture, or another tangible work? Join Lucas Kelly, artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, for an exploration of the role of memory in his autobiographical abstract sculptures and paintings. Kelly will also discuss the intersection of art making and neuroaesthetics and his current project with the Penn Center.


Lucas Kelly

Kelly’s work has been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions. In 2019, Kelly was named the inaugural artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. A full professor in visual arts at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, he is also director of the college gallery. Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Understanding Materials and Techniques courses explore the physical aspects of how art is made. You will look closely at artistic materials, techniques, and processes, all of which are essential to understanding how art produces meaning.