Loosen up and stretch your creative muscles! The goal of this two-day workshop is to explore a variety of mark-making techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you. Playfully experiment with drawing marks, painting spills, drips, drags, imprints (etc), and collage. The idea is to let go of control, get out of your own way and push your limits, allowing the materials to take the lead as you aim to develop a small series of artworks. With step by step guidance from Jackie, you will develop your skills with design and composition as you begin editing and composing an abstract image through a process of construction and deconstruction.
Slide show presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will be given to demonstrate how cutting, ripping, masking, glazing, and layering paint will add intrigue to your abstract images.
All levels welcome
We will be working mostly in black, white, and greys in order to strengthen our design and composition abilities. If you have experience with painting you are welcome to explore with color. Bring in any acrylic paints that appeal to you.
Sat-Sun: Nov 3 & 4
10am-3pm in the Art Studio
$230/$195.50 members – Membership + this class = $255.50!