A Sense of Place
with Diane Williams and Chuck Potter
August 18 – 20, 2023 | Friday – Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm
Medium – Acrylic Paint
All Levels of experience are welcome.
Whether a world traveler or a homebody, a sense of place naturally finds its way into our painting. Social isolation has allowed us to consider our internal space more than ever. In this 3-day workshop we will examine the concept of “place” by painting the essence of landscape-both internal and external. You will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are connected to the spirit in nature. Abstract painting is often misconstrued as an unrecognizable style of painting where no standard rules of perspective, color theory, or composition exist. We will dispel that myth.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by learning to harness nature’s energy and direct it onto the canvas. We will begin by demonstrating techniques that get you in touch with your surroundings. We will be identifying how “place” is sensed and perceived and then translated into abstract painting. Instruction will include demonstrations in basic and advanced acrylic painting techniques including painting with rust to create the patina of age, sumi ink and Stabillo pencils to create expressive mark making, handmade stenciling and collage to create patterns. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form/spacial relation, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
- Masks inside our buildings are optional until further notice.
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