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
All mediums are welcome