Sat, Jan 15|
Finding Our Muse (Cincinnati Art Club)
2-day Acrylic Abstract Painting Workshop
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – Jan 16, 2022, 4:00 PM
Cincinnati, 1021 Parkside Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
About the Event
In this workshop we explore the idea that the “Muse finds you working”. Working in a series of small abstract paintings on paper, we will work quickly at the beginning of class, cranking out small series of paintings. Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. The speed of working will force us into working intuitively without putting two much thought into the work. Each series will develop from a given theme or technique that the instructor will present before the series is started. These small paintings will be used as sketches for larger works.To some, working quickly and intuitively can be intimidating. But working this way, without the pressure of producing a finished work you can often free up the creative muse and break-throughs will happen. Working in a series gives your art-practice focus and momentum; rather than face the blank canvas with too many possibilities to choose from, the parameters of a series create clarity of a starting point. Get un-stuck by working in multiples.As the day progresses, you will work more independently, in a larger format and develop your choice of the small sketches into larger finished works.