Abstraction

Abstraction is the practice of manipulating shape, line, and color to create a composition that is free from all representational form. Abstract art can take the form of symbolic images and lines, or shape into fields of flat, solid color. The painter's actions can be spontaneous, automatic, subconscious, or even meditative. Abstract art started in the 1920's and has since resurfaced in several different movements in art history. Well known abstract artists include Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

This workshop will help you break away from traditional representation and look deeper into your own artistic style. We will guide you through the process, but encourage you to paint intuitively.

This is not a step-by-step class.

Abstraction is a process. It's an opportunity to watch your painting change through the rewarding and, at times, bumbling process of building a work of art. 

 
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is a piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another to cause vibrations in the soul.
— Wassily Kandinsky