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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
  • 6


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COMPOSITION IN ABSTRACT ART with Andi Simpson   What can hold everything together in abstract paintings? Composition! Think of composition as the building blocks of your painting. In this 2 evening workshop we will learn how to paint powerful abstract paintings using color and composition. We will start by learning 3 simple commonly used composition styles that help to draw the viewer in and guide them around the painting creating an experience. I will help you use color with confidence, and grow your collection of work all while pulling out your own style within your paintings. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, creating samples of each technique, and short critiques. It is open to all levels of painting. Students will be working with acrylic paint. TUITION: $100 MEM / $125 NONMEM

Supply List:

Paints: Any professional-grade acrylic paint (your choice of colors) I will be painting with Nova Color paints

Brushes: Acrylic/synthetic 1” flat or round, 2” cheap brush and brushes of your choice

Surfaces: 2-3 Sheets of 140lb OR 300lb watercolor paper, small-medium sized canvas

Drawing tools are encouraged: caran d’ache crayons, colored pencils, pastels

Gesso: you will be priming the watercolor paper with gesso - helpful if you come to class with paper pre-gessoed

Final coat: water based polymer varnish with UVLS for “sealing” - gloss or semi-gloss or matte (your choice)

Collage scraps: your own collection of paper scraps

Glue for Collage: polymer gel medium

Roll of paper towels

Sketch book

York Art Association 220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA 17402 717-755-0028

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