Art Classes at Station Gallery Whitby – This class is ideal for artists interested in exploring figurative and portraiture through abstract painting. We take a relaxed and flexible approach, incorporating creative warm-up exercises and discussions to ease any painting anxiety. Whether you have an existing abstract practice or want to complement another artistic pursuit, this class encourages experimentation, risk-taking, and individuality. Join us to embrace the world of abstract explorations with a foundation in figurative and portraiture. *A list of the required art materials will be provided via email 7-10 days prior to the workshop. *Suitable for all levels of expertise
*Participants bring their own materials, oil or acrylic. A suggested supply list is given by the instructor prior to the first class. 16+ years.
Thursday October 12, 2023 – November 30, 2023 (8 weeks)
7 – 9pm
$225 ($215 for Patrons)
NOTE FROM ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: This is a learn-through-experience, creative-philosophy ride through figurative abstract painting where mark making, messing up, and failure are vital tools in our ability to break free of the barriers that hold us back from starting daunting, unknown territory art projects. Like a great run on sentence, I’ll be your guide through little (giant) tips and tips, hyper-encouragement, invented hyphenations, and psychological tools on moving on from what is and what isn’t working – towards a wealth of new (or reminded) knowledge, possibly a finished painting, and hopefully an electrifying spark to not take your inner critic too seriously. We will discuss the vital rules and how to break them into tiny little pieces for reassembly somewhere else more effectively. Pop culture and music will be discussed during these art classes.