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Moving To Abstraction

With Lori Sokoluk

May 6 & 7 2023

10 am - 5 pm

Cost:  Member $260.00, Non-Member $275.00

Spaces Available: 14

Are you interested in painting more (or completely) abstractly? This workshop will help you shift your mindset through exercises, practice, and guidance. You'll come away knowing ways to start, develop, and complete an abstract painting. 

Agenda:

 

Day 1:

  • Morning:

    • We'll start with introductions and some discussion about abstraction:

      • What does it mean? What is the experience with it to date? What feels the most difficult working abstractly?

    • 2 exercises

  • Lunch:

    • 45 - 60 minute lunch break​

  • Afternoon

    • demo of one type abstract painting (i.e. working from representational photo to set up but working abstractly)

    • students will work on individual abstract project while instructor circulates providing one-on-one guidance

    • instructor will gather the group for mini instruction/discussion as appropriate 

Day 2

  • Morning:

    • We'll start the day with a check-in:

      • How was yesterday for people? What's on your mind today?

    • We may do one more exercise

    • Demo  starting a second type of abstract painting (i.e. not working from any external reference material or objects)

  • Lunch:

    • 45 - 60 minute lunch break​

  • Afternoon​

    • students will work on individual abstract project while instructor circulates providing one-on-one guidance

    • instructor will gather the group for mini instruction/discussion as appropriate 

 

Supplies:

The demonstration will be done using acrylics and possibly some watercolours, but students can work in acrylics, oils, or watercolors. It is recommended students bring just one of these media types.

To Bring:

  • Palette or disposable palette paper

  • Paints: acrylic, oil, or watercolour (bring at least 10 colours of your choice)

    • Hairdryer (if working in watercolour)​

    • Palette knife (if working in oils or acrylic)

  • Brushes (Recommended one small round with a point, plus a few favorite wider brushes up to 1.5" wide of any shape)

  • 2 water containers

  • Rags; Terry towel; Sponge

  • Apron or painting clothes

  • 12 pieces of paper or canvas pad for exercises (6"x8" to 12"x16")

  • 2 canvas/canvas panel/wood panel/paper (12"x12" to 20"x20")

  • Sketchbook (5"x7" or larger) and pencil for quick sketching

  • Sketchbook/notebook for taking notes

  • A few photographs that you might like to work from for the 'abstracted from external source' work

 

Optional:

  • Floor easel

  • Drawing tools

  • Stencils/Scratching tools

Provided:

  • Photo for reference material

  • Mixed media crayons and inks

  • Example paintings.