“Composition & Deconstruction in Abstract Painting”
INSTRUCTOR: Mark Cope
DURATION: 4 Weeks
MEDIUM: Acrylics with Various Tools
DATES: Wednesday November 7, 14, 21, 28
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
COST: $150 + HST
Note: open to ALL LEVELS – Beginner to Advanced
This four week class will challenge participants to make paintings while being exposed to both classical and modern approaches of composition. After learning these basic rules you’ll learn to break them by deconstructing subjects and forms. 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, plus a few other surprises. 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 composition and deconstructing what is in front of us can communicate ideas, emotions and thoughts, while delving into our own relationship with abstract painting. Learning to draw inspiration from objects and the world around us, and break them apart will add a new layer of knowledge for artists of any style and any background.
Week 1: Classical Composition and Deconstruction.
Week 2: Modern Composition and Colour Theory.
Week 3: Breaking Free from Rules and Inviting Chaos.
Week 4: Precision, Play and Abstraction into the Future.
NOTE: Each week participants will be able to take home one or more pieces on canvas and paper. Also each week will include a unique history and slideshow component and still life set-up unique to that class!
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
3 paint brushes – 1 inch, a half inch and a small brush. Either Flat or round (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 (optional): Small size to start (photo links to suggestion only)
Previous 4 Week Abstract Class with Mark Cope