Abstract Representation: Concepts

Fall 2017

Abstract Representation: Concepts

Class Start Date:  September 22, End Date: November 17

Days: Fridays,   Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm

This class is designed for artists with traditional backgrounds to think abstractly in their work. This class pushes your understanding of composition design, color relationships, and eye movement and promotes using your artistic license.  This is an ideal class for artists who want to take their work to a new level.   All painting mediums welcome! $10 model fee paid in class. Minimum age 16.


Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) September 22 – Lecture – “Scale”

               Bring a finished painting that you can borrow from and reinvent

Class 2) September 29 – Lecture – “Becoming more Abstract”

Class 3) October 6 –    Continue individual work (Jordan in Philadelphia – Jack Albritain Substitute Instuctor)

Class 4) October 13 – Lecture/Demonstration – “Sources: working from Photo, Imagination and Life”

               Demo- creating distance, edges, contrast and what to eliminate

Class 5) October 20 – Continue individual work

Class 6) October 27 – Continue individual work

Class 7) November 3 – Figure Painting Day (Day 1 of 2), Model Fee $5

Class 8) November 10 – Figure Painting Day (Day 2 of 2), Model Fee $5

Class 9) November 17 – 9:30 – 12:00pm Figure Drawing, “Colored Conte on Colored Paper”

Bistre and Sanguine conte on Mi Tintes pastel paper

November 17 – 1:00 – 3:30pm- lunch/critique (Bring food!) – Bring up to 5 paintings/drawings to be critiqued by the group (open both morning and afternoon Friday classes)


Please note that there is a $5 per day fee when we are working from the model.  I will be sending weekly emails either Sunday or Monday reminding you what you will need for the upcoming Friday Class.  Be sure that I have your correct email to receive these updates.


Material List for Abstract Representation 

ANY two dimensional color medium such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gauche.  With the figure days, I suggest using a toned ground (unless you are working in watercolor).