Instructor: Marceline Mason

Marceline Mason
Biography: Marceline Mason's paintings are meditations on the urban landscape at night, her work focuses on reversing the role of the figure and the natural world. She depicts trees and foliage as figures set against a human world of light pollution and concrete. Focusing on the application of color, she creates limited, tonal depictions of nature cast in man-made light. In fleeting symbiosis, plant life and natural atmosphere exist alongside traces of human ephemera. These scenes are based on lived experiences from night walks and moments of elation in viewing something beautiful alone. Mason moved to Detroit to receive a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2017). Many of the scenes depicted have been inspired by Detroit and Hamtramck where Mason's studio and home are located. Her work may be found at

Classes by this instructor

Focus on the essential skills needed to create more realistic portraits such as proportions, line, and lighting. Students will work from a live, clothed model during parts of the course and visit the Detroit Institute of Arts.
July 22-26, 2024, W*213
SOLD OUT! SIGN UP FOR A WAITLIST! Working from clothed models, students will learn the fundamental techniques to draw the human figure more realistically. This class will also sketch at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
July 15-19, 2024, W*213
Present your best portfolio for college admissions to maximize your scholarship potential. Select a drawing piece to focus on throughout this class with coaching from a professional instructor. Students may bring their portfolio to the first and last day of class to receive professional guidance.
July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, W*211 and W*213