Time to get abstract
Painters' Guild hosting workshop with Edmonton expert
By: Scott Hayes
| Posted: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 06:00 am
Abstract Content: Exploring Relationships
a workshop with Rhianne Boa
Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Albert Place art studios
Attendance is $35 for guild members and $50 for non-members
The supply list includes:
3 pre-gessoed supports (masonite) 2' x 1' or larger
1 pre-gessoed support (masonite) 2' x 3' or larger
Acrylic paint (house paint is useful as well)
Brushes ranging from small to house paint brush
Sketching materials (pencils, charcoal and/or pastels)
For more information or to register, visit www.paintersguild.ca
Exploring relationships sounds like what some people do on the dating scene. Instead, its the theme of an upcoming art workshop by an Edmonton-based abstract painter hosted by the St. Albert Painters Guild.
I did a survey of our membership and I asked them what types of workshops they really wanted to see. Abstract art was right up there, explained Sandy Mitchell, the guilds program co-ordinator.
Mitchell approached Boa after being intrigued by a feature story on the artist in Notebook Magazine.
Boa is a graduate of the fine arts program at the University of Alberta and is now a member of the Stony Plain Potters Guild. She has run other abstract programs called Art Experiences, helping beginners to make large abstract works with partners.
The workshop will include a brief history of abstract art, focusing on prominent themes. Students will get to make quick, small pieces using the most influential styles. Most of the time, however, will be used on a larger piece that explores either personal, spatial or colour relationships.
Students can also bring in any personal inspirations or any of their own works on which they would like advice.
Mitchell said these kinds of workshops are valuable experiences for local painters. The last one with artist Mary Ann Dobson was a huge success.
It was really good and informative. I learned a lot, Mitchell said. I think that everyone that was there really enjoyed it. We learned different techniques.
She hopes this one will follow suit. Registration is open to the public.
The more, the better, Mitchell said.
Interested parties can learn more about Boa by visiting her website at rhianneboa.carbonmade.com.
More workshops are in the plans for 2013 as well.