BY CORNELIS RIJKEN
Abstraction comes from the Latin word abstrahere (Leave away). Abstraction stands between Figurative art and Abstract art. (Full abstract art has no figurative elements and will not be part of the course).
Figuration has changed by letting things away, changing realistic colors, lights and shapes into a new free form that is still partly recognizable. (Letting away not essential parts). Starting with a realistic image that has its base in the center of one’s heart, then abstracting its realism to make the painting more powerful. This all to have an emotional response to connection with the artwork. Important with abstraction are: Lines, texture, shape, form, color and value.
Participants will be guided to find their individual way of abstraction in painting based on the “Head and Heart”. They will paint on both small boards and Canvas
Participation is FREE. However admission is subject to successfully passing the application process. A total number of 10 applicants will be selected and admitted to the course
Four Weeks. Participants will attend the course Six days each week. The climax of the course will be an exhibition in the Seyna Art Gallery to display all the artworks which will be produced during the course
WHAT IS ON OFFER
- Free Materials and tool. ie. Paints, Painting surfaces, Brushes
- Free accommodation in the students’ hostels at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design
- Free Lunch, prepared on site.
- USD14 per week for each participant.
- Certificate of attendance issued by Seyna Art Gallery
All artworks produced during the course will remain the property of Seyna Art Gallery. This is done as a way to enable the annual continuation of the course, and other related courses
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