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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?
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