August 03 - 17, 2020

Spontaneous Abstractions with Kassem Amoudi

August 03 - 17, 2020 Wayne Art Center-Online • 413 Maplewood Avenue WaynePA  19087 View Map Organized by Wayne Art Center

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August 03 - 17, 2020
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Wayne Art Center-Online

413 Maplewood Avenue WaynePA  19087
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This class is closed to further registration.

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist, critic, and mentor, Kassem Amoudi. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique to enable participants to paint with confidence by tapping into an intuitive process. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities, allowing unplanned marks to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstrations of different drawing and painting techniques will focus on line, color, and space. Students will also learn about the power of editing to create busy and calm areas, as well as focal points, in their paintings.

Day 1

· Introduction

· Begin first painting: creating a strong monochromatic underdrawing with pencils, charcoal, brushes and rags

· Fixing the underdrawing

· Begin painting with a few colors to establish mood

· Enhance colors

· Prepare a second canvas

· Individual critique

Day 2

· Begin second painting with a focus on color

· How to enhance colors following the instructor's directions with examples of color masters from art history

· How to prevent muddy color

· Editing as an important part of the painting process

· Creating busy and calm areas and focal points

· Finish first and second paintings

· Prepare a third canvas

· Individual critique

Day 3

· Begin third painting with black and white and a warm or cool color

· Adding warm/cool color to enhance spatial relationships between foreground and background

· Using a dominant color to unify the painting

· Editing and finishing

· Individual critique

You will receive your Zoom access email and further instructions 48 hours prior to class start date.

Supply List:

· Acrylic colors preferred but oil is ok if it is what you use.

· Colors: black, white, red, blue, yellow and any other colors you have.

· Acrylic Gel medium for fixing charcoal.

· Gloss and or Mat medium for acrylic (Turpenioid for oil)

· Brushes – various sizes, round and flat, up to 1 ½-inch depending on canvas size

· Charcoal, pencils and any other drawing materials you have, including acrylic markers.

· Rags for cleaning and applying colors.

· 3 to 5 canvases, stretched or unstretched, larger is better. You may start 20 to 30 inches or bigger. Paper is ok too.

· Palette & palette knives

· Jars or plastic containers for mixing and saving paints

· A lot of enthusiasm!

Video Instructions for Zoom Classroom Registration: CLICK HERE
Guidelines for Video Communication1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see students’ work and speak with them about it, and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in the student’s home.2. Do not make audio or video recordings of lessons. Without the permission of the instructor, Wayne Art Center and other lesson participants, this may be illegal.3. Do not provide access to the lesson to anyone other than the registered participant.4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you or your child are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home, including what everyone is wearing, just as you may see and hear what is occurring in their home.5. If that makes you uncomfortable, you are encouraged to set the video conference up so that only the student is visible, sitting in front of a wall.6. Wayne Art Center reserves the right to make audio and video recordings of all lessons. Any such recordings will be the sole property of Wayne Art Center, and may be retained, used, or disposed of in its discretion, subject to applicable laws.


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