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Fran O’Neill: Abstracts: Intensive THREE DAY WORKSHOP begins 3.26

$495.00

 

  • Teacher: Fran O’Neill
  • Materials Fee: 0
  • Class Length: 3 Day Workshop
  • Start Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 26, 27, 28
  • Time: 10:00 – 5:00 pm

 

This Intensive Abstracts Workshop is an intensive course designed to push students beyond conventional boundaries into realms of abstraction. Starting with a historical image, participants will reimagine this foundation through various abstraction techniques. The course encourages a fearless approach to art, inviting students to modify, or even destroy, their work to foster new creative processes.

Exploring shape, line, intersections, scale, collage, and diverse mark making, students are encouraged to be open to recreating or deconstructing their works for artistic evolution. Each participant will experience a unique journey into abstraction, influenced by their curiosity and creativity.

In this intensive, participants will gain a comprehensive view of various abstraction approaches and develop individual strategies and styles for abstraction.

Participants will begin by creating a high volume of drawings from the chosen source material. Emphasis will be on transformation, reinvention, and experimentation. Discussions will be about analyzing works by various artists.

  • Opportunities for collaborative work and exchange of ideas.

Final Outcome:

  • Development of a unique body of work, which could be a series, or individual large/small pieces.

Learning Outcomes

  • Broadened understanding of abstraction techniques.
  • Enhanced personal artistic style and process.
  • Active participation in collaborative and individual discussions.

Readings and Resources

  • “Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock” – Kirk Varnedoe
  • “The Painted Word” – Tom Wolfe

Materials and Supplies

  • Basic drawing and painting materials (detailed list provided).
  • Optional: Students may bring their own materials and surfaces of choice.

Days will be full, as we will work from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; if there is interest and need, those hours may be extended. The scale of the work will range from moderate to very large as we examine the interaction of the picture plane, along with strategies to explore further pictorial elements of drawing. A review of each students’ work will form the basis for the culminating critique. The class is open to all however, some drawing experience is best. 

Materials and supplies*
Please note, each student’s needs may vary. Some may need to purchase extra materials, depending upon
production.

  • 20 Sheets (22” x 30”, 90lbs) cold press paper
  • Sketch book (approx 16×20″)
  • Charcoal (vine, not compressed) – 5 boxes, you may need more, depending upon how you work
  • Variety of graphite drawing pencils
  • Glue (matte or gloss medium)
  • Sumi ink
  • Brushes (variety, flat, round, calligraphic)
  • Staple gun, heavy duty
  • Staples
  • Staple remover (the kind that is long and straight works best – at Office Max)
  • Scissors
  • Staedtler erasers, 3, though again, you may need more
  • Masking tape or white tape
  • Paper towels
  • Latex gloves (if desired)
  • 5 container with lids (could be yogurt containers, with cling wrap to cover, or glass jars with lids)

 

Image attached: Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Place I, 1945,

29 5/8 × 35 11/16 in.

 

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  • Teacher: Fran O’Neill
  • Materials Fee: 0
  • Class Length: 3 Day Workshop
  • Start Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 26, 27, 28
  • Time: 10:00 – 5:00 pm

Fran O’Neill: Abstracts: Drawing Intensive WORKSHOP

This Abstracts Drawing Intensive workshop with Fran O’Neill is a course designed to push students beyond conventional boundaries into realms of abstraction. Starting with a historical image, participants will reimagine this foundation through various abstraction techniques. The course encourages a fearless approach to art, inviting students to modify, or even destroy, their work to foster new creative processes.

Exploring shape, line, intersections, scale, collage, and diverse mark making, students are encouraged to be open to recreating or deconstructing their works for artistic evolution. Each participant will experience a unique journey into abstraction, influenced by their curiosity and creativity.

In this intensive, participants will gain a comprehensive view of various abstraction approaches and develop individual strategies and styles for abstraction.

Participants will begin by creating a high volume of drawings from the chosen source material. Emphasis will be on transformation, reinvention, and experimentation. Discussions will be about analyzing works by various artists.

  • Opportunities for collaborative work and exchange of ideas.

Final Outcome:

  • Development of a unique body of work, which could be a series, or individual large/small pieces.

Learning Outcomes

  • Broadened understanding of abstraction techniques.
  • Enhanced personal artistic style and process.
  • Active participation in collaborative and individual discussions.

Readings and Resources

  • “Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock” – Kirk Varnedoe
  • “The Painted Word” – Tom Wolfe

Materials and Supplies

  • Basic drawing and painting materials (detailed list provided).
  • Optional: Students may bring their own materials and surfaces of choice.

Days will be full, as we will work from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; if there is interest and need, those hours may be extended. The scale of the work will range from moderate to very large as we examine the interaction of the picture plane, along with strategies to explore further pictorial elements of drawing. A review of each students’ work will form the basis for the culminating critique. The class is open to all however, some drawing experience is best. 

Materials and supplies*
Please note, each student’s needs may vary. Some may need to purchase extra materials, depending upon
production.

  • 20 Sheets (22” x 30”, 90lbs) cold press paper
  • Sketch book (approx 16×20″)
  • Charcoal (vine, not compressed) – 5 boxes, you may need more, depending upon how you work
  • Variety of graphite drawing pencils
  • Glue (matte or gloss medium)
  • Sumi ink
  • Brushes (variety, flat, round, calligraphic)
  • Staple gun, heavy duty
  • Staples
  • Staple remover (the kind that is long and straight works best – at Office Max)
  • Scissors
  • Staedtler erasers, 3, though again, you may need more
  • Masking tape or white tape
  • Paper towels
  • Latex gloves (if desired)
  • 5 container with lids (could be yogurt containers, with cling wrap to cover, or glass jars with lids)

 

Image attached: Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Place I, 1945,

29 5/8 × 35 11/16 in.

 

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