Mining for Abstraction – D0303

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Painting and Drawing

Alex Blau

DATES: June 15 – 19, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: This workshop pursues the idea that abstract painting has its roots in our everyday experience. Students gather ideas and images from their surroundings and learn to use collected material in creating artwork. Through this process we explore pattern, geometry, color and new materials to create paintings, drawings and collages.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students practice with acrylic paint, colored pencil, marker, collage, wax and gels. Techniques include stencils, masking and washes.

ACTIVITIES: We engage in exercises designed to bring each student’s interests and personality into their abstract paintings. Slide lectures, group discussion and one-on-one critiques.

FACULTY: Alex Blau received an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Alex has had solo shows at several venues, including Firecat Projects in Chicago, Gallery Seomi in Seoul, Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, Kevin Bruk Gallery in Miami and the New Britain Museum of American Art. She currently teaches at Austin Peay State University. 

Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75

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