Instructor: David Kessler
May 17-18, 2015, 9am - 4pm
Cost: $285 members, $355 nonmembers
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015
Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then David’s Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! He will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture.
This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.
This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.
Each class period includes instructor discussion, an instructor painting
demonstration, student painting time and critiques of student work. It is helpful if students have a basic knowledge of painting and composition development, but is not required.
Day One: Students will participate in 4-5 short, timed painting sessions to learn to paint quickly utilizing skill, intuition and spontaneity.
Day Two: We introduce the idea of an underlying structure for the work and how to develop it utilizing line, shape, value, color and texture. Students will investigate other possibilities for composition development which may include abstracting an enlarged portion of a photograph, or abstracting a landscape or still life composition.