Art Courses

Details for "Beyond Still Life: A Colour & Composition Intensive"

INSTRUCTOR: Ingrid Christensen 
MEDIUM: Oils & Acrylics
DAYS: October 13, October 14 & October 15
TIME: 9:30am - 4:30pm
PRICING: Members $330/Non-Members $380
LOCATION: Semiahmoo Arts Facility, South  Surrey
Every good painting is an abstract painting. It's an arrangement of shape and colour that moves the eye with intent, surprises the viewer with colour, and delights with texture,     brushwork, and edges. And there's no better way to work on these abstract qualities than through that most flexible of genres: still life.
This intensive 3-day workshop will focus on seeing and composing in a shape-based manner; looking at objects in terms of their potential to move or arrest the eye, convey light, and develop colour relationships. Using a simple, limited palette, we'll begin the workshop with an in-depth study of colour in which painters will discover the power that colour and temperature have to create glowing, or subtle passages, and to convey depth and form.
Next we'll learn to see the world in terms of shapes instead of nameable objects, using compositional experiments and simple items that the artists bring from home.
Throughout, we'll focus on the entire picture plane. We'll stop thinking of our images as containing "subject and background", and become sensitive to the importance of both positive and negative space in creating a powerful painting.
This workshop is suitable for oil and acrylic painters with some experience.
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Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$330.00
  • CAN$380.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
FULL (16 of 16 spots taken)
Waitlist Spots:
15 of 15 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2017-06-02 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2017-10-11 23:59:00
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