BY CORNELIS RIJKEN
10 | 29 January 2022
Painting course open to 10 Artists keen to move from Figurative to Abstract.
Abstraction comes from the Latin word abstrahere (leave away). Abstraction stands between Figurative and Abstract art. Note that full abstract art has no figurative elements and will not be part of the course. Figuration changes 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 (6) 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 tools, ie. paints, painting surfaces, brushes
- Free accommodation in the students’ hostels at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design
- Free lunch, prepared on site.
- USD 14 per week for each participant.
- Certificate of attendance issued by Seyna Art Gallery
SAG FREE COURSES are aimed to support both Artists and the Gallery: Artists by learning and developing, SAG by slowly extending its collection. For this reason:
ALL WORKS DONE DURING THE COURSE WILL REMAIN PROPERTY OF SAG .
SAG reserves the right to transfer any artwork which is its property and in its custody at its sole discretion. In some instances the artist might be made aware of such a transfer.