Do you desire a sophisticated understanding of working in the abstract as well as color theory? In this class you will analyze works of historical and contemporary abstract paintings in collaboration with in class worktime. Using acrylic or oil painting media, you will explore the elements of a successful work at your own pace in a supportive atmosphere. Suitable for individuals of all levels of experience.
What will you learn in this course?
Learn the basics of color mixing, mark-making techniques and developing eye-compelling abstraction, designs, and composition.
Students will learn a range of paint application methods as well as important traditional art history artworks along with contemporary artists experimenting with a diverse range of materials and subjects.
As the course progresses students will have the opportunity to explore the use of different painting mediums and techniques.
What topics will be covered?
Other topics include:
Color Mixing Proportions of Hue and Saturation, Distinctive Palette Choices, Value, Tone, Analogous Color, Complementary Color, Reflection and Transparency, Broken Color, Light and Space, Line, Shape, Value, Transparency, Field, Pattern, Texture, Trash to Treasure, Pop Art, Light Walk, Sense of Place.
What will you do in class?
Textbooks: No required text, please use this for reference.
Color a Workshop Approach by David Hornung
Visual Forces by Benjamin Martinez and Jacqueline Block
Visual Awareness and Design by Philip Thiel
Form, Space, and Vision by Graham Collier
Principles of Two-Dimensional Design by Wucius Wong
Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art by Paul Rand
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
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