Principles of Abstraction
Taught by artist and author of Fishing for Elephant, insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity, this class explains the components of creativity, the visual language of paint, non-traditional expression, composition, the nature of good design and the necessity of concept. Larry has taught and written extensively on how to think, how to explore new territory, build, refine and define your unique voice.
Emphasis is on building trust in your decision process, thoughtful exploration, and freedom of expression toward a deeper level of painting and visual communication.
All mediums/levels are welcome. Some experience in painting is helpful. It’s good to have some understanding of the mechanics of paint and to know how to mix color. However, the class is not strictly limited to painting, there are many ways for an artist to express an idea.
The first part of the class will focus on idea generation. Larry will demo in gouache, an easy-to-use and amazingly versatile water-based medium, the attendees will have to option to work in their medium of choice in the second half of the class. The instructor makes the class thoughtful and fun because if you are not enjoying the class and learning useful things, what’s the point?