The Drawing Galaxy
Aside from exemplifying what is possible, abstract drawing is fun. This one hour per week online course offers a joy ride for both a beginner and a seasoned artist. Each week, I present abstraction through international artist books to view and discuss formal elements such as line quality, movement, form and color. We acquire the language of abstraction through looking, drawing and discussing its striking and thrilling complexity. We will wend through an alternate tool and materials universe. From the delight of the doodle to the mighty power of line to densities of pigment, the endeavor of abstract drawing is analogous to prospecting for surprises. What could be more irresistible?
With pleasure, I offer demonstrations of unusual ways to utilize wet and dry materials. From delicate, velvety wisps to raspy mottled and modulated striations to precise mathematical linearity and onward into a maze of experimentation. We draw together in this course. I will instruct you to make specific marks on your paper. After which, you may elect to continue to work on your drawing for our Homework Assignment. The completed assignment may be entered into our dropbox for a slideshow and periodic critiques. Join us for the alchemy of adventurous spontaneity!
I am eager for our time together in this new paradigm of public art. The Drawing Galaxy awaits you!
Thursdays 1-4 PM, in-person class, coming soon.
Abstract Painting NOW
This new online adventure is for painters who work in acrylic and/or oil mediums. I cordially invite all artists, beginner to advanced. You will forge new ground that will add visible breadth to your repertoire.
I present international artists, their work and thoughts about process and painting. They continue to portray abstraction with an irresistible array of new materials. Our phenomenal time period NOW has artists newly published and I will show you them all. Their experimentation runs through our present, freely evolving through tumultuous times. Traversing spontaneity through surface, texture and the glories of paint is where we shall travel.
I set forth for you pragmatic demonstrations and explicit study of the sumptuous life of abstraction and paint. We will paint together in this new paradigm of online study and we will paint towards the future.
Transparency is perhaps the most enchanting method of conducting light and space, seen as playing a formative role in painting for centuries. Yet, it remains underused in the application of abstraction. I offer you a plentitude of up to date encounters with the magic that occurs between transparency and opacity.
What is the illusion of transparency and how can artists arrive to disclosure and veiling at the same time? How does light pass through layers of paint and reflect off the surface behind and gleam back to the viewer with that special luminescence? How can one space detect two independent types of forms in the same place? How do shape and color exact the possibility of refraction? What is the relationship between opaque and transparent materials and the space they reside in?
I aim to show you the dizzying new arrangements in the galaxy of abstract painting NOW!
For Beginners and Advanced Artists. We will be starting a painting together in class and you may continue during the week for a homework assignment. Homework is not mandatory. If you desire a review of your work, we have a Dropbox for homework. This adds intrigue as we can see each other’s creations every week. You do not need a personal Dropbox account. WSA will supply you with a link and we can assist you with uploading your work.
Tuesdays, 1 PM. You may sign up at the Woodstock School of Art website.