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Abstract Techniques for Everyone

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

edVentures Workshop

Explorations in 5 different abstract painting styles. Each participant will leave with at least 5 pieces of artwork at the end of this weeklong workshop.

Abstract styles to be explored include:

Texture: We will employ less traditional painting tools to create images that maintain the unique markings and strokes of the artist.

Pouring: Fluid painting is very popular these days; we will explore the various ways to achieve this free-flowing technique through numerous methods.

Mixed Media: We will offer other mediums than paint to be incorporated into the piece. From pastel to charcoal to collage and more. We will talk about how and why we might want to include these in an artwork, creating a one-of-a-kind dynamic effect.

Live Painting: While not necessarily completely abstract, painting a ‘plein air’ scene is a great exercise in capturing the essence and impression of a scene without realistic objects. This may be done in the classroom or outdoors.

Music as a Guide: On the last day, participants may use headphones, or the music we provide as a guide to what they create on the canvas. The sound will help with color selection and execution. We will talk about various other abstract techniques available to them as well, such as flipping the canvas and various ways they can apply the paint.

Instructors: Laura Forrester & Penny Heather

Questions about our edVentures Fredericton workshops? Please contact us and visit our FAQ section.

Jul 8 - 12, 2019
9:00AM - 4:00PM
$ 349. + tax