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    What does it mean to work
    in an abstract manner?
    How does it feel? What
    does it look like? Amanda
    will help you find your
    unique way of translating
    your gestures into an
    abstract composition.
    Using traditional art
    principles, you will take
    risks and make informed
    decisions on the canvas,
    both in the workshop and
    long after. We will focus
    on composition, value, and
    color, but more
    importantly, your intuitions
    will guide the painting to
    completion. Amanda's
    work is in private
    collections worldwide and
    she blog's, sharing her
    studio practice, with over
    25,000 people worldwide.
Amanda Hawkins

Methods in Abstraction
acrylic - studio

all levels welcome

July 21 - 25, 2021
Bend, OR

$625 each

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    Biography
    Amanda K. Hawkins is an award winning painter living and working in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of
    Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art in 2014 and is currently a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts from
    Boston University. Amanda exhibits her work throughout New England, teaches painting workshops across North
    America, and has work in private collections across the globe. She maintains an active blog, sharing her studio
    practice with over 25K people worldwide. If Amanda isn’t in the studio, she’s likely swimming in the sea or
    exploring the Maine backcountry.
    Class Description: What does it mean to work in an abstract manner? How does it feel? What does it look
    like? The term ‘abstraction’ is used widely across many styles in the art world. The goal of this class is not to work
    in a style, but rather to find your unique way of translating your gestures into an abstract composition. My approach
    to abstraction is both structured and intuitive, meant to give students the tools and confidence to take risks and
    make informed decisions on the canvas, both in the workshop and long after our time together. Each morning we
    will explore and experiment with warm-up exercises and each afternoon will be used as open studio time with ample
    individual attention. This 5-day workshop is designed to instill and challenge traditional principles of painting. We
    will pay careful attention to composition, value, and color, but more importantly let our intuitions guide the painting
    to completion. Over the course of this workshop we will create a series of small works on paper, a few large scale
    drawings, and 4-5 medium sized paintings.