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Ab Rep Art Clinic

Abstract Painting from Photography

By October 12, 2019February 3rd, 2024No Comments

Fridays, April 26 – June 28, 2024, 1:30 – 4:00pm

9-week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns

It is common for artists using photography as their reference to paint too realistically or too tightly, causing their paintings to resemble photographs. What happens when the artist uses one or more photographs as inspiration to create an abstract painting? In this session of ‘Abstract Representation,’ we will explore just that. We will delve into the possibilities of eschewing naturalistic colors, altering the perspective of our subject matter, and incorporating a fusion of abstract and representational elements into our artwork. This Art Clinic offers valuable insights for both abstract and representational artists alike.  

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) April 26- Lecture: Artist Painting from Paintings, Francis Bacon and Pope Innocent X”

            Exercise:  Devise a plan of attack for your painting. Why did you choose this painting to work from? What can you steal?

Class 2) May 3 – Lecture: “Goya’s Third of May” Collecting Sources

Class 3) May 10 – Continue working on your reinvented masterpiece

Class 4) May 17 – Continue working on your reinvented masterpiece

— No Class May 24 —

Class 5) May 31 – Lecture/Demo: Notan and the Composition

Class 6) June 7 – Independent work

Class 7) June 14– Independent work

Class 8) June 21 – Lecture/Demo: TBA

Class 8) June 28 – Independent work

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All mediums are welcome