Schedule an artist date for yourself and your bestie (or a few friends)!
Abstract art defies rules and conventions so it is up to you to break rules, be expressive, and decide what is art - just the thing for breaking free from a creative rut! Painting an abstract landscape can be quite meditative and liberating for the painter. Come learn a little about modern abstract expressionism and create your own masterpiece!
This class is for absolute beginners and experienced artists. It's a fun and loose class to explore color and shape and mark making without judgement or expectation. Supplies are provided and participants will leave with four unique paintings ready for framing.
Project 1 - Kandinsky Inspired Circles
We’ll begin the class with a lesson in color - what colors are you most drawn to? How do certain colors make you feel? How can you express what you are feeling with color? Let’s look to Vassily Kandinsky as inspiration.
We'll warm up by exploring colors and their relationship to each other in this simple project. Using Kandinsky for inspiration, you'll create your own version of one circle painting using basic craft paints.
Project 2 - Four Abstract Landscape Paintings
Artists have been creating landscape paintings for thousands of years but abstract landscape paintings are relatively new - this style began to take off in the 1800s - think of Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Georges Braque’s Fauvist landscapes.
In this series of small paintings we will work with a few color combinations and some mark making tools to create an abstracted landscape with at least one consistent element.
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Who is this class for?
This class is perfect for beginners who want to explore an intuitive approach to painting while learning about simple composition and color theory basics. This class does not require any previous painting experience. It is perfect for those looking to connect with their inner artist and have a little fun to boot.
What will you learn in this class?
color mixing and using color to express your feelings/emotions
basic composition for landscapes - how horizon lines impact perspective
learning how to express emotion and create interest in your paintings
discussion of artists Kandinsky and Van Gogh and their abstract paintings
creating abstract landscape paintings using acrylics