Painting Through Modern Masters – Session One
This art class is designed to give participants access to different ways of working, moving from a more naturalistic and objective tradition to the more Modern and subjective ways of working found in the twentieth century avant-garde. Looking closely at various modern masters, we will work with a variety of exercises based on their explorations and inventions.
These exercises will be designed to investigate various aspects of abstraction, and Ways of Working, as they developed in relation to still life and the figure. In turn, these investigations will help equip us with tools and language to find our own unique ways of painting.
During the first eight week session, Session One, among the different painters that we will look at and work with will be Cezanne, Picasso and Braque. During the second eight week session, Session Two, we will look at Soutine, Giacometti, and Bomberg. Among the different aspects of painting and abstraction that we will work with will be composition, form, space, mass and touch. Risk and play will be encouraged!