Develop a variety of acrylic painting techniques ranging from the very precise and geometric to the more spontaneous and organic. Using these techniques, students learn to push their paintings into new and complex territory while also expressing a strong voice through their work. In addition to the exploration of hard edge painting, soft dry brush painting and other techniques, there is discovery in transparency, opacity and a wide range of possibilities in color. Students are encouraged to combine mixed-media elements into their paintings either on the surface or embedded in the paint.
The primary focus is on acrylic painting, but also pencil, ink and mixed-media materials. Students build multi-layered compositions using masking tape and stencils as well as freehand painting techniques.
Students develop paintings comprised of both abstract and representational imagery. Studio time is supported by daily slide lectures on contemporary artists and daily demonstrations.
Asad Faulwell is a California-based artist whose work is in the collections of The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Orange County Museum of Art, The Ulrich Museum, ADA Museum at University of California, Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Asad is represented by Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York, Denk Gallery in Los Angeles and Lawrie/ Shabibi Gallery in Dubai.