This year I will be teaching two workshops; one in the spring and one in the fall. The first workshop will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan March 26-28. The title is Adding the You Factor 2, and in this workshop we will be exploring a number of strategies for creating personal and inventive paintings, including:
- Overcoming fear
- Getting beyond illustration
- Working with reference materials
- Dividing the space in a beautiful way
- Loosening up brushstrokes
- Understanding the color/value connection
- Making it up as you go
- Putting together a personal box of painting tools
These strategies apply to every subject and they pertain to all painting mediums. The focus is on seeing and thinking abstractly and crafting a beautifully designed painting using a personal rather that rule-based approach to composition and color. A major theme throughout the workshop will be that subject matter is just a jumping off place – the real subject of your paintings is always YOU.
I hope you can join us in Ann Arbor for a fun and exciting art adventure! All mediums are welcome.
Click here for registration info: http://www.artensity.org/donnazagotta
Bye for now…..Donna