Abstract Acrylic Painting with Cristian Andersson
Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28, 2019 | 9am-4pm both days | Ages 15+
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Class Fee: $75/person (“Family” level members and up save 10% on classes! Enter member coupon code at checkout. For more info about becoming a member, click here)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Thursday, July 25 by 5pm
Have you been interested in painting abstractly, but not been sure of the way to start? Do you want experience creating a painting based off of emotions and sensory observations not necessarily coming from sight?
In this two day class we will explore just that, by the use of different mark making techniques and the personal exploration of how you abstractly perceive your environment. We will be looking at and discussing work by abstract expressionists, and thinking about how external sources, such as music, can impact a finished painting.
Cristian Andersson graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2013 with a BA in studio and design arts, and had attended Columbia College in Chicago prior. His focus in painting is in abstraction, and has recently also been working in installation and performance art. A major theme he incorporates in his work is the effect mass media and technology has on humanity. Cristian works out of a studio located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Supply list (Students should bring these items to class)
Paint: Titanium white, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow Hue (medium), Cadmium Red Hue (medium), Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Viridian, and Ultramarine Blue. That will give a nice combo of cool and warm tones to mix with. Optional colors: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Dioxazine Purple. An option could also be something like this acrylic set from Golden: https://www.dickblick.com/items/00620-3009/
Brushes: Rounds: #6, #12; Flats: #8, #12, #20 (optional); a flat, wide brush for larger washes of color. Optional brushes could be smaller rounds, a medium and larger sized bright, and medium sized filbert.
Canvas: One or two stretched canvasses, no smaller than 16 x 20.
Other supplies: Palette, palette knife, roll of paper towels, large plastic container for water, painting tape, spray bottle, drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, sketchbook.