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Workshop: Abstract Painting & The Spirit of Nature with instructors Chuck Potter and Diane Williams

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A 2-day workshop to learn and practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are connected to the spirit in nature. Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11, from 9:00am to 4:00pm Gualala Arts, Upstairs Classroom $155 for GA Members, $170 for non-members. Sign up by October 3, 2020. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are connected to the spirit in nature. Abstract painting is often misconstrued as an unrecognizable formatted style of painting where no standard rules of perspective, color theory, or composition exist as they do in other styles of painting and in artwork in general. Cited as the father of abstraction, Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944), stressed that all of the standard rules mentioned above still existed, but abstraction incorporated the spiritual and emotional response to nature thus changing the perception of how an artist might represent that response. Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by learning to harness natures energy and direct it onto the canvas. We will begin by identifying our spiritual and emotional connection to the four elements water, fire, air, and earth. We will be identifying how each of these elements 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, hand-made stenciling and printing to create patterns. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique. A materials list can be downloaded at the following link: A preliminary workshop schedule can be downloaded at the following link:

Cost: 155 - 170 USD

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46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445

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