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    How can you capture
    that energy and express
    those fleeting feelings of
    exhilaration, nostalgia,
    or serenity on canvas?  
    Amanda will help you
    transform your
    reference imagery into
    rich, energetic, abstract
    paintings. She will teach
    the traditional rules of
    landscape painting and
    encourage you to break
    the rules. We will build
    unconventional color
    palettes and create
    marks and brushstrokes
    that will surprise
    ourselves. Come explore
    abstraction, color and
    mark-making through
    the lens of landscape
    painting. Artists will
    complete several mini-
    series of paintings on
    paper and 5-6 larger
    paintings on canvas over
    the course of this
    workshop.
Amanda Hawkins

Abstract Landscape Painting
acrylic - studio

all levels welcome

July 27 - 31, 2021
Bend, OR

$625

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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: How do you experience nature? Some climb the biggest mountain they can find, others
    comb the beach for treasures, while some prefer to watch the sky change from their own backyard. How can we
    capture that energy and express those fleeting feelings of exhilaration, nostalgia, or serenity on the canvas?   

    This workshop explores abstraction, color and mark through the lens of landscape painting. We will transform our
    reference imagery into rich, energetic, abstract paintings. 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 will instill the traditional rules of landscape paintings and encourage artists to break them. We
    will pay careful attention to value, build unconventional color palettes and create marks and brushstrokes that will
    surprise ourselves. Artists will complete several mini-series of paintings on paper and 5-6 larger paintings on canvas
    over the course of this workshop