Towards Abstraction with Yaeli Ohana

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Have fun while learning to paint more abstractly, and take home paintings that you’d love to hang on your wall. Working with acrylics, brushes and alternative tools, you’ll learn techniques to both distort from nature and employ your own imagination. This workshop includes practical painting and colour mixing demonstrations, experiments in different styles of Abstract Art and encouraging feedback. Students of all levels, including complete beginners, are welcome. Term 1: Abstracting from nature. Covers: preparing the surface of the canvas, layering of paint, e.g. dry brush, glazes and impasto to create interesting visual effects, and mark-making techniques using traditional and experimental tools, e.g. stencilling and stamping. Term 2: The importance of colour through colour-mixing demonstrations and inspiring Art Historical examples, e.g. Turner and Rothko. Term 3: Mastering composition and developing your own creative projects, while being supported by your teacher. Term 4: Creating unique paintings using source material or your imagination, while being supported by your teacher. By the end of this course, you will be more confident in handling paint, producing engaging non-representational images, and have a deeper understanding of and appreciation for different types of Abstract Art.

Tuesdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm

$360 for 9 weeks