Principles of Abstraction XL
Exploring abstracts on a larger scale in the medium of your choosing, this 4-day class will push you into new territory where growth lives only upsized, now with bigger risks and bigger rewards. You will be shown a system for developing your voice as an artist with a focus on the principles of design and the language of abstraction. The emphasis is on creative process, exploring new ways to develop a painting, create inventive compositions, and build authentic intent in your work. Larry’s intent is to help each artists find a way that works for them, whether they wish to interpret more, push their process or go fully abstract. He’s worked extensively in almost every medium, so all mediums are welcome.
The class is as much a challenge for all, experienced or novice, but it’s not for the rank beginner. A reasonable understanding of color mixing and paint handling will come in very handy. While it is an open medium class, acrylic is recommended for its quick drying time.
Many of the core concepts in this class can be found in Larry’s book on creativity, “Fishing for elephants. Insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity”. It’s not a requirement, but a cursory read of the workbook will give you a leg up on this class… and life. Available through Amazon.com
Bring a sense of humor and an open mind.