LYRICAL ABSTRACT PAINTING IN SOREZE, FRANCE!
Be inspired by calligraphic form, ink and watercolor to express yourself in a poetic, abstract way.
We will be painting in a fluid and gestural style creating layers, intrigue and depth using a variety of tools for experimentation with line and texture. Beginning with meditation and the ensō (the Zen practice of drawing circles), we will use the brush as an extension of our body to make paintings. Emphasis will be on the uncontrolled parts, where ink meets water and mysteries reside; and where to go from there.
Instruction will include Asian concepts of empty space, chi and wabi-sabi; the elements and principles of design; color theory and painting from poetry. A recurring theme will be the use of contrast to find the next step. By tapping into our intuition, we will create paintings where personal expression and unexpected wonders arise.
Fee: $1500 (excluding airfare, optional car rentals, food expense, optional extra accommodations beyond the week in Sorèze, France and art supplies)
Non-refundable deposit of $500 due now, $1,000 due April 1, 2020.
To reserve your spot with Sherrie Lovler email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org please include your address and phone number in the email. You will then be instructed how to pay your $500 deposit.
July 23-30, 2020
Sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, California and Carole Watanabe
For more information go to: https://sebarts.org/adult-arts-education/artists-residence-program/