Abstraction as Discovery, Part Two — Online
This course is in many ways an advanced foundations course. Students are exposed to working directly with the formal elements of a painting, such as line, shape, form, color, edge, texture, paint handling, and composition. Because the painting necessarily goes through many transformations during the course, students becomes directly familiar with painting as a flexible and ceaselessly changeable medium.
In Part Two, Jordan will explore possibilities not covered during Part One, such as a set palette, rhythmic marking, and “blind painting”.
Jordan will be giving weekly demonstrations of various aspects of the journey into non-representational abstraction, looking at examples from Modern Abstract masters such as de Kooning and Joan Mitchell, and discussing writings from his teacher, Patrick Ahearne, in reference to the exploration.
A familiarity with the process of painting in its more physically dense and muscular aspects gives the student a context and experience to draw upon no matter what their future direction, abstract or representational, from observation or imagination or memory.
Painting, as an open-ended form of discovery, becomes a vehicle for inner exploration and a metaphor for living. In this way, Abstraction as Discovery becomes a foundation course for an understanding of painting as a life practice and a long-term journey.
A Facebook Group page is provided for posting our work, for supportive community and creative sharing.
All sessions will be recorded, archived and available in HIGH DEFINITION for viewing.
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