ONLINE CLASS: Abstract Painting Workshop TECHNIQUES VI

DATES: 01/12/2022 - 02/02/2022
LOCATION: None
PRICE: $160.00
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Pablo Contrisciani is an award winning Argentinean artist and art instructor residing in Miami since 1998. His artwork is held in public and corporate collections in the USA, Latin America and Europe. He has exhibited internationally in many prestigious art institutions and galleries. His work has been reviewed in several important publications, newspapers and art magazines.

Pablo earned his Masters in painting at the National University of Fine Arts of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1990. He was designated Professor’s Assistant of Painting in the Department of Fine Arts, UNLP, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989, accepting this position for four years.

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He taught as Professor of Painting in the Escuela Municipal de Arte of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina between 1991- 93.

Since arriving in the United States, Pablo has been working as an instructor teaching painting courses and workshops in several institutes in Miami. He has been teaching from 1999 to the present at the Oolite Arts (ex Art Center South Florida) five classes weekly in all levels, for beginners, intermediate and advance students. He teaches on average 300 students per year in acrylic and oil as well as mixed media. Pablo is an experienced teacher in both abstract and representational painting. His classes include: Painting Basics Acrylics & Oils, Figurative Painting, Plein Air Landscape Painting, Experimental Abstract Painting, Painting as the Impressionist, and Color Theory workshop.

 

Abstract Painting allows you to be led by feeling and intuition.
This package of 4 sessions is designed as a continuing intensive exploration of Abstract Painting

Abstract painting is a journey of expression to freely and spontaneously discover your inner self…

Join me &  Il Chiostro workshops for an ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP-TECHNIQUES VI for 4 consecutive Wednesdays.  This workshop is a continuation of the previous Techniques series in the last months.  In this series we will be adding new and different techniques and materials, but even students who did not take the past workshops, can start here.

This package of 4 sessions is designed for beginner thru advanced students who want to explore painting with acrylic and/or oil paint to create abstract works of art. Students will learn a series of exercises and technical skills to develop spontaneity and expressiveness to capture composition, form, light, volume, and movement on the canvas.

Students will make a minimum of 6 painting exercises to guide them to learn abstract painting methods, techniques, and image structures to discover direct ways of exploring several art materials and their applications.

In this Workshop, you will work with the right side of your brain, very intuitively, and each activity will be different for every person. It will also be very interactive.  In the critiques, by seeing how the other students are resolving their paintings, will help all students learn.

The exercises (see examples below) are experimental enough to push student’s spontaneity and creativity yet focused to provide clear technical information. Abstract is not simply messing about with paint but rather an optimal way to express gestures, emotions, fleeting moments, and subtleties for visual interpretation.

So please join me to explore Abstract painting with your intuitiveness and sense of adventure.


Class Date: 4 Wednesday evenings, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2022

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm Eastern Time [Note new time] (That is 5:30pm Central time, 4:30pm Mountain time and 3:30pm Pacific time)

Class Length:  2 hours per session, including critique.

All classes will be recorded and the link sent to the participants for review.  If you have to miss a session, no problem, just play the recording.

Price:  $160 for 4 sessions

See suggested materials list below.


4-Session Outline:

Class 1 – Presentation. Introduction

Define Abstract Painting. Goals of the workshop. What students are going to learn. Make a first spontaneous layers using brushstrokes and palette knives composing several shapes, LET IT DRY FOR NEXT HOUR. Apply after, same painting effects techniques with different colors.

Brief slide show of the most important abstract artist showing the history of Abstract painting.

Exercise 1: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers: Make a first spontaneous layers using brushstrokes and palette knives composing several shapes, LET IT DRY FOR NEXT HOUR.

Exercise 1: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers

Exercise 2: Multicolor layers applied with stencils and printing technique: Paint several color shapes creating a previous based layer. LET IT DRY FOR NEXT CLASS.

Exercise 2: Multicolor layers applied with stencils and printing technique

Finish Exercise 1: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers: Apply same painting effects techniques with different colors until complete

Class 2

Exercise 3: Several painting techniques on a previous drawing with acrylic sticks: Apply a first layer of paint with a lighter based color. LET IT DRY FOR NEXT HOUR.

Exercise 3: Several painting techniques on a previous drawing with acrylic sticks

Continue Exercise 2: Multicolor layers applied with stencils and printing technique: Applied some colorful prints with stencils on a previous painted canvas creating contrast and playing with the superposition of colors.

Finish Exercise 3: Several painting techniques on a previous drawing with acrylic sticks: Draw geometric ovals shapes with acrylic sticks markers or crayons in horizontal lines and after applying several painting techniques

Class 3

Exercise 4: Creating several shapes applied with collage or stencils on a previous painted layer with brushes: Paint several color shapes creating a previous based layer. LET IT DRY FOR NEXT HOUR.

Exercise 4: Creating several shapes applied with collage or stencils on a previous painted layer with brushes.

Exercise 5: Creating several drawings, lines and words applied with acrylic sticks markers on a previous painted layer with several techniques: Paint some layers of darker and lighter monochromatic colors in different areas of the canvas. LET IT DRY FOR NEXT CLASS.

Exercise 5: Creating several drawings, lines and words applied with acrylic sticks markers on a previous painted layer with several techniques

Finish Exercise 2: Multicolor layers applied with stencils and printing technique: Applied some more colorful prints with stencils creating more contrast and playing with the superposition of colors, in case you did not finished in the first class, until the painting is completed.

Finish Exercise 4: Creating several shapes applied with collage or stencils on a previous painted layer with brushes: Adding some layers of paint with stencils or collage some layers of paint or paper in several areas creating shapes of colors playing with the colors from the previous layer in the background until complete the painting.

Class 4

Exercise 6: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers: Make a first spontaneous layers using brushstrokes and palette knives composing several shapes, LET IT DRY FOR NEXT HOUR.

Exercise 6: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers

Finish Exercise 5: Creating several drawings, lines and words applied with acrylic sticks markers on a previous painted layer with several techniques: Complete the painting adding several drawings, lines and words applied with acrylic sticks markers.

Finish Exercise 6: Palette knives combined with brushes and Acrylic Stick Markers: Apply same painting effects techniques with different colors until complete.


Art Materials List

  • Acrylic paints 8 oz. Any brand: Liquitex Basic, Artist Loft, Blick, etc.
  • Ultramarine blue, emerald green, titanium white, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow light, black, orange cadmium, crimson red, dioxizine violet, pthalo blue.
  • 1 Heavy Gel Medium 16oz.
  • 3 palette knives (metal or plastic) medium, small and large
  • Oil Pastels or Crayons and color markers
  • One set of four sizes of square Bristle brushes: 1/8” flat bristle brush, 1/2” flat bristle brush, 3/4” flat bristle brush, 1” flat bristle brush.
  • 16” x 19” acrylic disposable paper palette
  • 2 HB pencils, one eraser, one sharpener
  • 5 Stretched canvases (18 x 24″ or larger)
  • 1 Stretched square canvases (20 x 20″ or larger)
  • 2 8oz Empty cans for water
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Masking Tape- ½” or push pins
  • Big Plastic Spatulas Big Sizes (Check Home depot)
  • Sponges different kind and sizes
  • Several Stencils that you have or you can get
  • A piece of glass, around the size of your palette.
  • Chankies acrylics sticks: $6,95 Box of 6: Black, White, Red, Blue, yellow. orange, green & purple. Link: https://www.dickblick.com/items/ooly-chunkies-paint-sticks-classic-pack-set-of-6/
  • Crayons or oil pastel: Black, white, Primary and secondary colors

You can purchase materials from the following online retailers Amazon, BLICK & Michaels.

Any of the elements listed below to create texture:

  • Sand
  • Plastic forks and cutlery

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.