- Dates:Sundays, Feb. 24, Mar 3, 10 (snow date: March 17)
- Price $ 270 members / $295 non-members
Introduction to Abstract Art with Rachel Volpone
Rachel Volpone Archive: Workshops
Three Day Workshop
Sundays, Feb. 24, Mar 3, 10 (snow date: March 17)
$270 members / $295 non-members
“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.”
This introduction to abstract art focuses on using water-based/acrylic paint and materials in traditional and untraditional ways. Students will jumpstart their work in a fun, non-intimidating manner. Building a visual vocabulary through explorations of line, shape, color and mark making will be emphasized. Inspiration and confidence gained from these opening exercises provide the framework to start to communicate using an authentic and unique voice. The class will also look to historic and contemporary abstract artists and their studio practices for further insight into this art form.
Please note, this class will be using acrylic paints.
Please bring the following materials below to the first session.
roll of freezer paper to be used as a palette
(2) water containers –for example, plastic tubs like Trader Joe cookies or large plastic soup containers
Flow Golden Acrylic Colors –please make sure you have a ZINC White, a red, blue, yellow and black. You can buy a basic set as long as they have these primary colors. If you don’t buy a preselected set of Golden Flow colors, I recommend – Alizarin Crimson or Cadmium Red (Medium), Phalo Blue (Green Shade), Cadmium Yellow (light) or Hansa Yellow
Titanium White–Structured or Heavy Body large tube. *Please note the Titanium White is opaque and Zinc White is transparent. You’ll need both whites.
Several paint brushes–at the very least, make sure you have a Bright or a Flat brush that measures 2 inches across as well as 1 inch flat; 1/2″ flat; and a smaller Round brush for detail work. Bigger is better!
Stretched canvas or heavy weight (120lb or above) printmaking or smooth watercolor paper at least 18″x24″–larger is better.
trowel from hardware store
disposable latex gloves if you don’t want to get paint on your hands
Liquetex gloss medium and varnish (this is one product not two!)