What is abstract art? Here, we discuss how to understand it and comprehend the artist’s intention. By appreciating the art form for the freedom it inspires in making individual visual connections, we’re attempting to navigate every step toward understanding abstraction.
This 2 session workshop is designed to introduce painters of all levels to color theory, the use of the color wheel and color blending. This class will be experimental and informational, focusing on primary and secondary colors. Painters will create 4 small painting "exercises" on canvas based on color instruction.
Developing ideas is part of the creative process for artists and designers. By exploring and refining ideas, effective decisions can be made about the final piece of artwork or design solution. Sometimes the initial concept for a painting is vague, it might be a word, or a feeling, or an idea. Taking that idea to a finished painting is similar to writing a novel, it has a beginning, a middle and an end. This course will give you a step-by-step method to explore and refine your ideas and make effective decisions about your final work of art.
The pochoir method uses stencils that are inked in solid colours and layered face up on a plate. This layering process continues by, once again, layering the reverse side of the stencils on the plate and creating a second pull on the same paper. Unpredictable patterns emerge as a result of the layering process We will start by creating a selection of stencils with a variety of shape and scale. We will discuss various methods used to produce prints.