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4 Week Abstract Painting Classes with Mark Cope – Winter 2019

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Collage, Chaos and Composition in Abstract Painting”

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Cope
DURATION: 4 Evenings
MEDIUM: Acrylics with Various Tools
DATES: Wednesday February 6, 13, 20, 27
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
(6:30-7pm – short history/theory lesson)
COST: $150 + HST

Note: open to ALL LEVELS – Beginner to Advanced

DESCRIPTION

This four week class will challenge attendees to make new and bold artworks. With an emphasis on collage and composition you’ll learn to balance forms, colour and patterns. As an added component, each week a basic history of abstraction will inspire and add discussion as we work. Amaze yourself and challenge your skills while we look at classic abstract images and contemporary work in our own Artworld Fine Art gallery!

Over the four weeks, not only will you be exposed to new compositional ideas and creative conversations, but you’ll also have access to materials perhaps you haven’t worked with before. We’ll work with masking tape, modeling paste, palette knives, sand, leaves and texturing tools. Also each week will have a different still life set up with common and unique objects to draw inspiration from.

We’ll talk about how controlling subtle colour changes and collage elements with abstract painting can lead you on an incredible path to making stunning new imagery. Learning to draw inspiration from objects and the world around us will add a new layer of knowledge for artists of any style and any background.

 

Week 1: Techniques: Collage and Chaos

Week 2: Revisiting the Basics: Colour Theory and Composition

Week 3: Experimentation: Splatter, Texture and Style

Week 4: Balance: Strong Forms vs. Subtlety and Nuance

 

NOTE: Each week participants will be able to take home one or more pieces on canvas and board. Also each week will include a unique history and slideshow component and still life set-up unique to that class!

 

MATERIALS LIST

Please note we have used images from the Curry’s website as reference only.

If you’re a TWAC member – remember you receive discounts at Curry’s, Deserres and Downunder Art supplies

 

Basic Brushes: I’d recommend folks have at least 3. A 1 inch, a half inch and a small brush. I will bring in a selection of odd and strange brushes and sponge brushes, along with all the extra tools I had for my last classes. (photos link to suggestions only)

 

 

Student grade paint colours of your choice:  Minimum a basic set (photos link to suggestions only)

 

 

4 – Square canvases (14 x 14 is ideal available from Micheals – value pack) or a square size of your choice: (photo links to suggestion only)

 

 

Modeling paste & gel medium: (photo links to suggestion only)

 

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Mark Cope

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Artworld Fine Art
365 Evans Avenue
Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 1K2 Canada
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Phone:
416-620-0500

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Artworld Fine Art
365 Evans Avenue
Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 1K2 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
416-620-0500