Do you need a new approach to working with abstraction?
Gather, experiment, delve, and unfold.
Join Joanna for these 5 sessions that are 3 hour class intensives.
Students will deepen their conversation with this magical paint medium while expanding individual visual vocabulary and approach to abstraction. Over the 5 classes, there will be demos, presentations, plentiful painting time and one to one support. We will look outward and inward through tuning in to the senses; drawing; experimental exercises; reflection and writing.
There will be a focus on building paintings with optical depth and luminosity through layering, translucency, opacity and subtraction. Exercises and prompts will lead to a more experimental, playful and intuitive use of techniques and tools for adding/subtracting/ manipulating layers. Colour exploration, composition and resolving a painting will be emphasized. We will also cover creating a smooth surface and working with control; compatible media and a review of the elements.
The purpose of the class is to discover new approaches to working with abstraction and this medium, to hone your unique visual language and nurture a playful and intuitive approach in the studio.