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Abstract Investigations: Color and Composition

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16+
Intermediate
315
August 18, 2021
August 20, 2021
10:00 - 4:00

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Workshop Overview

This three-day workshop is designed specifically for abstract painters to help clarify visual language and bring intentionality to their painting practice. We will make a deep inquiry into what inspires our art through examining contemporary abstract art, informal writing exercises and instructor demos. We will traverse the full range of the spectrum from intuition to deliberate action, from right brain to left brain and from spontaneity to decision, and we will learn to travel back and forth between these polarities. Guided exercises emphasize alternative techniques for paint application, layering line and form in composition, color mixing, value and design.

About the Instructor(s)

Born in Chicago in 1961, Cohen was strongly affected by the classic graphic influences of a mid-century urban environment. Everyday exposure to modern architecture, graphic design, photography, painting and sculpture permanently imprinted her mind.

Zoe’s abstract painting springs from her lifelong fascination with mid-century art and design, Abstract Expressionism, The New York School painters and the historic influences which shifted the locus of the international art scene from Nazi occupied Europe to New York following WWII.

Teaching has become an integral part of her art practice.

Materials List: Students Bring

Online and In-Person Participants Bring:

• 2 sheets Stonehenge printmaking paper (or other heavy paper) cut to 10"x10" pieces

• 2 - 4 favorite substrates (paper, canvas, panel, etc.) up to 18"x18"

• 1 printmaking brayer (rubber)

• 6 - 10 + tubes of opaque acrylic paint (including black & white) - NOT FLUID ACRYLICS

• 4 - 6 brushes in a variety of sizes (1 should be at least 1" wide)

• Drawing tools (ie: paint markers, neo color crayons, graphite, etc.)

• Palette knife

• Palette paper

• Gel medium

• Journal & pens

• Water container

Optional:

• Collage materials

• Spray bottle

• Gloves

• Alternative paint application tools (ie: putty knives, scrapers, credit cards, etc.)

• Shop towels

Additional Items Online Participants Bring:

• Newsprint pads

• Alcohol wipes

• Daler Rowney brand FW acrylic ink (black) or a comparable substitute; Liquitex or Le Sennelier

• Nitrile gloves

• Shop towels

• 1-2 tubes transparent paint 

• Alternate paint application tools - ie; putty knives, credit card, U-line or Princeton paint spreader, Squeegee from Cold Wax Academy etc.

• Collage paper

• Stencils

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Newsprint pads

• Alcohol wipes

• FW Ink

• Shop towels

• Nitrile gloves

• Transparent paints

• Alternate paint application tools

• Collage paper

• Stencils

• Nitrile gloves

• Transparent paints

• Alternate paint application tools

• Collage paper

• Stencils

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