Classes in the Back Door Studio
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Have FUN 'putting it all together’ in this acrylic workshop. Learn techniques for directly transferring images onto a surface. Explore a range of acrylic materials as you create your one of a kind piece of art. Discover the transparent and opaque pigments characteristics to define the image. Explore positive and negative space, assigning of collage materials and an assortment of GOLDEN gels and pastes. You are asked to bring an 11" x 14" American Easel wood panel. All other supplies provided by Corrine, who will bring everything except the kitchen sink!
Two day Workshop: $160*
+$10 materials fee to instructor
*Early Bird Discount: $130
Interested in becoming more abstracted in your paintings, or just love abstract but don't know where to start? This class will guide you! In this two-day workshop we will discuss the principles of abstraction and composition and interpret what we have studied in several paintings. Beginners and more seasoned artists will loosen up and work abstractly. But most important, we will have fun and enjoy working collaboratively in the studio. Work in the medium you are most comfortable with or go with Lynne’s supply list!
Learn how to do a wild and colorful self-portrait collage in the abstract style of Picasso. We will talk about color, abstraction and have fun turning your own face into abstract art! All supplies included. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome. Bring a large magnifying mirror on a self-standing base if you have one.
One day Workshop: $95
We will investigate the palette of Henri Matisse using a group of Modern pigments to replace Historical hues. Matisse was known for using complementary pairs in this period. We will explore color mixing through a variety of exercises aimed at developing a color journal. These will include building a color wheel, following Henri's brush strokes of "Madame Matisse" and reproducing an abstract painting using your creative license. These color notes will guide you in future work and are part of the Golden Teaching Triad series “The Color Journal”. All supplies are included.