Image to Abstract 1

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Mark Daniel Nelson
Course Meets
12/05/2017 - 12/07/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Tue Wed Thu
$395/ 3 days
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By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced
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This workshop is specially designed for the realist painter interested in adding elements of abstraction to his or her work while remaining firmly rooted in traditional representational techniques. A series of progressive  exercises  will  guide  students  through  a  process of eliminating unnecessary visual information to arrive at a clear and simplified final image. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos while in class (printed photos may be used and/or images from a laptop/iPad, especially if it has photo-editing software). There will be at least one session painting from a still life set up. This workshop is open-media but the instructor will demonstrate using acrylics.


Note: “Image to Abstract 2” March 13-15, 2018, will begin where this class ends for the student interested in further exploration of abstraction.