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Exploring Abstraction: Working in Series

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Exploring Abstraction: Working in Series
Zoe Cohen
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$320 plus $15 Materials Fee
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Minimum Age Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Working in a series helps clarify one's vision. This three-day workshop designed specifically for abstract painters uses the power of limitation to strengthen our work. Abstraction, by nature, employs color, form, texture, pattern and mark-making to convey its message. This wide open possibility can confuse the maker. Here, we go beyond technique to develop the practice of intentionality in our work. By creating specific guidelines for our paintings, we generate a clear direction for a series. Guided exercises emphasize line, form, color and composition.

* Experience painting with acrylics recommended and experience with abstract painting/collage necessary.

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. (Her father headed an Ad agency - think Mad Men!)

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


• All of your standard favorite painting tools and supplies,

• 6-8 substrates (heavy duty paper, canvas, wood panel - sizes 10" x10" up to 24"x24"),

• 6-8 Acrylic paints of your choice including black & white (open, fluid, etc.),

• 4+ brushes of varying sizes,

• 1+ printmaking brayer, 1 palette knife

• 1 water container & spray bottle for water, drawing tools (acrylic markers, neo-color crayons, graphite etc.),

• 1 pen

• Journal or notebook


• Paper towel

• Gloves

• Alcohol wipes

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Shop towels

• Nitrile gloves

• gel medium

• Glazing medium

• Sample paints

• Transparent paints

• Stencils

• Deli paper

• Newsprint pads

• Neo-color crayons

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