Tag Archive: abstraction

Amélie Ducommun opens April 1 at WALL



Amélie Ducommun

1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207

for more info call or email 214.749.0015  info@wallondragon.com



Amélie Ducommun is a French-Swiss artist who lives and works in Barcelona. She was born in 1983 and graduated from Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (ENSAD) and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Ducommun’s striking paintings attempt to harness both the beauty and energy of natural landscapes. A seasoned traveler, the artist draws her creative inspiration from discovering new panoramas and exploring unfamiliar geographies. Much of her work focuses on the temporality and subjectivity of memory, foregrounding questions of perception and emotion,as well as the interrelation between natural elements. For Ducommun, truth can be found in first impressions, the fleeting moment when unfamiliarity compels a focus on emotional candor and unbiased observation.

Ducommun has participated in more than 60 exhibitions internationally, including Dak’art, and the Beijing Contemporary Art Biennale, and was silver medalist at the 9th painting games of the Francophonie in Nice.  We are honored to represent Amelie Ducommun at WALL Gallery and invite you to this solo exhibition on view through May 12, 2017.

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James Behan on Abstraction March 6th in Grand Prairie


The ASSOCIATION OF GRAND PRAIRIE ARTISTS’ meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  

The presenter Monday is James Behan who always finds ways to give a lift to our creative inclinations.
Behan katabatic
James Behan’s current works are paintings that are non-objective reflections on currents such as water, air and time; as well as photographic images that focus on myth.  He will present his new work and discuss processes related to both painting and photography.  These works reflect “on the instability of being in the here-now, how life flows gently and terribly, a calm stream or turbulent river, without warning or regret.  My art is the residue of processed desire.”

He lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where he earned an MFA in painting from Southern Methodist University.  As a pupil to Bill Komodore, he is part of the artist lineage of Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko.  In addition to his studio practice, Behan is currently working as Professor of Art for Mountain View College where he serves as the Art Faculty Coordinator and teaches painting, drawing and design.  You can view his some of his work at “behanworks.com”.
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Behan Egypt Float I and II
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org


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Cindy J. Holmes: THUS SPAKE DERRIDA reception March 11 at Haley-Henman


Image: Cindy J. Holmes Walking Man Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


March 9 – April 1, 2017
Opening reception:  Saturday, March 11, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212

a solo exhibition of new paintings

DALLAS, Texas (February 4, 2017)– Haley-Henman proudly presents Cindy J. Holmes’ solo exhibition of new paintings titled Thus Spake Derrida.  This is her third solo exhibition at Haley-Henman, which focuses on the human figure. The opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 pm is free and open to the public.  The exhibition is from March 9 through April 1, 2017.

For this exhibition, Holmes has pushed the boundaries toward abstraction. Indeed, these paintings reference the Bay Area Figurative Movement that has generated itself as a distinct style since the 1950s, and which continues today in Holmes’s work.  But her existential position is different.  Instead of reintegrating elements of realism into painting, such as what the Bay Area artist did when they went beyond Abstract Expressionism, Holmes starts with realism and then takes it apart.


For Holmes, the figure is not stepping into an abstraction.  Her process breaks the rules of figurative artwork, and in this deconstructed way, removes the binary oppositions of beauty/ugly, whole/parts, man/woman.
Holmes allusion to Nietzsche in the title of her exhibition resonates with her paintings as “…authentic art, which allows freedom above things.  We need all exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish, and blissful art lest we loose our freedom above things our ideal demands of us…” (Nietzsche 1882, The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (1974), translated with a commentary, Walter Kaufman, N.Y., Vintage Books, p. 164).


HALEY-HENMAN celebrating its 10th anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at Gallery 422 in The Workroom at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas 75212.  Free Parking is next to the gallery at the corner of Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Visit the website for more current information at HALEY-HENMAN

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Jane Jones 2017 Workshops & Critique Schedule


Jane Jones has studied with over 80 of the country’s leading instructors and is in demand herself as an instructor, lecturer and juror. Winner of innumerable prestigious awards in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, Jane is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Oklahoma and Western Federation Watercolor Society. She has served as lecturer and juror for more than 80 different art organizations throughout the country.

https://janejonesart.com/workshops Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com or https://janejonesart.com/contact (you may also sign up for her email list.)

Take your art to the next level with art critique groups sessions with Jane Jones. She will offer evaluations of 1 to 3 pieces at each session. Her critiques are held at at Highland Springs at 8000 Frankford Rd. (located at Coit and Frankford Rd. just south of President George Bush Hwy.)
Fridays 9:30am – 12:00 OR 1:30 – 4:00pm (Limited enrollment)
Nov 11, Dec 9, 2016; Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, 2017, $120
INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUE SESSIONS: $10 per painting or $50 per hour
Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com.
Contact Jane at janejonesart@yahoo.com.
ABSTRACTING NATURE: Jan 31-Feb 3 (4 days)
$400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
COLOR-WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC: Feb 27-Mar 3 (5 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
EXPERIMENTAL/DESIGN: May 2-5 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
PLEIN AIR/STUDIO: PAINT THE FALL COLORS – WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA: September 18-23 (5 ½ days) $500, Jane’s Lake City Studio – Lake City, CO

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McCullough’s Find Your Voice Workshop June 24 & 25



Just two places left in this workshop

                Registration will close June 23rd

                     Find Your Voice Workshop

A weekend workshop for adults designed to re-boot creativity and access artistic direction


     Take a personal journey into your own creative drive to further your unique artistic language

    This workshop will include experiences with abstraction and reality, accidental processes and how we see

     Friday June 24th 6-8pm. Saturday June 25th 1-4pm. Sunday June 26th 1-4pm

      Cost: $160 includes most materials. To register e-mail: juliettenmccullough@gmail.com

       or call: 646 784 7385. Space is limited. A deposit of $40 will guarantee a place.

Landscape Horse low resFind out about your own artistic personality and where you can grow!

Taught by award winning British artist Juliette McCullough who has been a practicing artist and teacher at college    and high school levels in Dallas for 28 years

For more information go to: www.juliettemccullough.com

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Muzeion’s Triple Art Release & Cocktail Party Nov. 20

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You’re invited to Muzeion’s Triple Art Release & Cocktail Party, An amazing event to celebrate 3 of Muzeion’s favorite artists.

Friday November 20, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Enjoy “La Vita Amalfi” captured thru the eyes of Hunter Gorham; Get lost in the multicolor abstract Images of “Color and Form” by Barbara Booth and discover the fascinating “Intuitive Geometry” in Jason Mehl‘s sculptures.

We look forward to see you! and enjoy and evening of great drinks, delicious food and fantastic art.


Please RSVP:


or to carlos@muzeion.com

Muzeion Gallery

1113 Dragon Street

Dallas, TX 75207


Hunter Gorham_La Vita Amalfi

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O’Keefe Studio Center: Art Instruction – Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

The O’Keefe Studio Center
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Classes, Workshops, Lectures
Sculptural Abstraction Seminar
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Explore ideas of sculptural abstraction, develop a specific sculpture vocabulary and execute a finished sculpture using that vocabulary. A great intro to sculpture or advanced exploration of sculptural abstraction. Participants will work in clay, plaster or with found objects.
4 Sessions:
Tuesday, October 27th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 3rd, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 10th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 17th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $240 (includes clay, plaster, firing). A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: October 13th: $140. In the event of cancellation after October 13th, $130 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Figure Sculpture
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Work in clay from the model. 3 sessions, same pose each session.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 9th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 16th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $150 (includes clay and firing). A $75 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: January 19th: $75. In the event of cancellation after January 19th, $65 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Figure Painting Workshop
Instructors: Michael O’Keefe and Bonny Leibowitz
5 days of instruction, working with a model. Ideal for the drawer wanting to move into painting, the painter wanting to work from observation from life, or the artist that wants in-depth instruction.
Friday, February 19th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 20th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday, February 21st, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 27th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday, February 28th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Cost: $395. A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: February 5th: $295. In the event of cancellation after February 5th, $285 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Gesture Drawing Seminar
Instructor: Jay Bailey
Each of 6 sessions will be a unique consideration of gestural figure drawing, exploring various approaches to working in a swift, intelligent and playful manner.
The 6 sessions will take place on the following Fridays, from 1:00 – 4:00pm: 9/11/15, 10/9/15/, 11/13/15, 12/11/15, 1/8/16, 2/12/16
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less than two weeks prior.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Considering the Artist Seminar
An established artist will be invited to share his or her insights into the Figure Drawing motif. The sessions will be an opportunity for participants to become acquainted with various and different approaches to working from the model. These sessions will begin with the invited artist giving a brief presentation, with images of his or her work, that explains the way in which he or she approaches the observation-based drawing situation. The artist will, for instance, discuss his or her choice of pose, length of pose, materials, size of drawing, vocabulary and types and degrees of abstractions employed. The presentation will be followed by three hours of drawing where participants draw alongside the invited artist.
Juliette McCulloughOctober 1st, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Sedrick HuckabyNovember 5th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Michael O’KeefeDecember 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm http://michaelokeefestudio.com

Bob Stuth-WadeJanuary 7th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Jack BarnettFebruary 4th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Ben RubinMarch 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less then two weeks prior.   Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Anatomy for Artists
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
6 sessions exploring human anatomy as it is relevant to the visual arts, and figurative arts, in particular. Participants will explore the “parts” of the body, relationships within the body, the actions of the body, schematic possibilities, etc. Most sessions will involve lecture, demo, drawing time and informative exercises.
Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00pm on the following days: 11/22/15, 12/13/15, 1/31/16, 3/27/16, 4/24/16, 5/29/16
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less then two weeks prior.   Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Jay Bailey
Ideal for the individual wanting to explore the wonderful medium of watercolor. Gain insights into the material that will allow you to work freely and intelligently.
Session 1: October 10th and 11th, 12:00 – 3:00pm each day
Session 2: May 14th and 15th, 12:00 – 3:00pm each day
Cost: $120 per session (sessions 1 and 2 are the same content). For each session a $60 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Session 1 balance due: September 26th.  Session 2 balance due: April 30th: $60. In the event of cancellation after September 26th or April 30th, $50 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
2D Design Workshop
Instructor: Juliette McCullough
Two 3 day workshops investigating principles of design that apply to all 2 dimensional visual art forms. These workshops will involve fun hands-on explorations, lectures and discussion, offering insight into important questions and concerns of visual form.
Session 1: “Line and Form”
October 30th, 6:00 – 8:00pm, October 31st, 12:00 – 3:00pm, November 1st, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Session 2: “Texture and Color”
January 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm, January 23rd, 12:00 – 3:00pm, January 24th, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $185 per session (includes most materials). A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space for session 1. Balance due: October 16th.  A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space for session 2. Balance due: January 8th: $95.  In the event of cancellation after October 16th or January 8th, $85 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
Thursday Evening Lecture Series
Enjoy insightful presentations of art-related topics, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
7:00 – 8:30pm on the following Thursdays:
Caricature: The Psychology of Deviation in Figurative Art”, Michael O’Keefe, September 17th
“NorthPark Center: 50 Years of Innovation”, Stephen Ross, November 12th
“Cubism; There is More to It Than You Think”, Michael O’Keefe, January 21st
“Putting a Price on Beauty: Exploring Today’s Art Market”, Brandon Kennedy, March 24th
Cost: $15 admission at each lecture.
Annual Invitational Exhibit, 2015
All participants at the studio are invited to submit a work to the annual exhibition.
One night only. Free and open to all.
Reception: October 17th, 5:008:00pm
 Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:
We accept cash, credit card or check.  
Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:
The O’Keefe Studio Center, 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080
You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

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BERND HAUSSMANN at William Campbell extended through June 20

BERND HAUSSMANN                                                                    

May 9- June 6, 2015 – EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 20

6:00-8:00 pm


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VAST Sponsored Workshops: Chapman & Riegelman

Upcoming VAST Sponsored Workshops:
Gary Chapman – Charcoal Drawing, August 5-6
Carolyn Riegelman – Acrylic Abstract, October 6-8 



Gary Chapman, Charcoal Drawing, 

August 5-6, 2015 


Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers. The class will focus upon mark making as it relates to abstraction and later students will explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing.


See Gary’s work at http://www.garychapmanart.com

Cost:  VAST Members: $110; Non-Members $145

Carolyn Riegelman, Acrylic Abstract, October 6-8, 2015

See Carolyn’s work at http://www.carolynriegelman.com

Cost:  VAST Members: $275; Non-Members $310 


Where:  Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, Denton
(corner of Hickory and Bell)

Daily Time:  9:30 – 4:00, with a one hour lunch break


REGISTRATION FEE: The registration fee is $50.00, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop.  This fee is non-refundable. Please make the check out to VAST, and send to:

Kristin Spalding  (214-578-0357  kgn2507@yahoo.com)

2507 High Pointe Blvd., McKinney, TX 75071


BALANCE: The balance for the workshop is due one month prior to the beginning of the workshop.

CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT: If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list.  If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own.  No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the class.


CANCELLATION BY VAST: If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.


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Gail Delger Abstract Acrylic demo for VAST


VAST Members Meeting November 13th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.
Members: Free  Guests: $3Presentation: Gail Delger, Watermedia Artist

“Abstract Acrylics from Photographs”
Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works in watercolor, printmaking, collage and acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.


She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006.  Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

She had a painting accepted into the 2010 Watercolor USA  Show and also the 2010 Kansas Watercolor Society National Show.
To see more of Gail’s work, www.gaildelger.com



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Leticia Sedberry: An Exhibit of Abstract Expressionism

Palancar reef

Leticia Sedberry, Colleyville artist, is featured in a one-artist show at the Bedford Public Library, July 2nd through August 1st. Stop by and view 20 abstract paintings – acrylic, latex and alcohol ink – all purely rooted in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism. East Gallery wall and the Children’s section. Guided tours by the artist available upon request.

Bedford Public Library

2424 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford TX

Contact Leticia Sedberry for details. Library hours at www.bedfordlibrary.org


For more about the artist, see her statement and works at www.lwsart.com

Palancar reef

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Jane Jones 2014 – 2015 Art Critiques and Workshops


JANE E. JONES, S.W.S., A.C.A., T.W.S., N.W.S., N.W.O., W.F.S., W.C.W.S 

ART STUDIO        Dallas, TX

Phone 972.407.1566 janejonesart@yahoo.com   



2014-15 CRITIQUE: Nov. 14, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, April 3, May 9;
$120 for 6 sessions; Jane’s home; Fridays 9:30-12:00 or 1:30-4:00


for more information on her workshops, see her website


LAKE CITY EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR/ACRYLIC – 4 days August 14-17; 9:00-3:00; $475; supplies included; Jane’s Lake City Studio

PELHAM ART LEAGUE – August 28- Sept. 1 (5 days); Canada; contact Mary Powley 905-892-4625

ABSTRACTING NATURE – November 3-7 (5 days); 9:30-3:30; Artists’ Showplace; $390



HOW TO FINISH A PAINTING – January 19-21, 2015 (3 days); Jane’s Studio; $237

COLOR – February 16-20 (5 days); Artists’ Showplace; $395

DESIGN I – March 16-20 (5 days); Artists’ Showplace; $395

EXPERIMENTAL ACRYLIC WITH DESIGN– April 20-23 (4 days); Artists’ Showplace; $316


REGISTRATION & CLASS PAYMENT:  A deposit of $100 will be required for a class or workshop.  The balance in full must be paid 30 days in advance for all classes and workshops.  NO LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED – THEY MUST BE PAID FOR 30 DAYS BEFORE CLASS STARTS.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION:   For classes held at Artist’s Showplace – If you cancel a class (for any reason) less than 30 days before class, you will lose your deposit.

INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUE SESSIONS: $10 per painting or $50 per hour.  Call for appointment


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O’Keefe Studio Lecture Series, Sculpture Sessions & Critique



Presented by Michael O’Keefe at the The O’Keefe Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080


$15 admission

2014 Thursday Evening Lecture Series

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm

What is Abstraction?

This talk and powerpoint presentation will tackle the idea of abstraction in relationship to the visual arts. We will consider the way the terms “abstract” and “abstraction” are typically used and the possible problems with various understandings of these terms. Most of all, this talk will offer a deeper understanding of various abstract vocabularies, making it easier for participants to succeed in using or viewing an abstract artistic vocabulary.

Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

Sensuality, Seasickness, St. Sebastian, Secret Societies, and a Joust of Great Egos: A Stroll Through The DMA

This talk and powerpoint presentation will examine a handful of works from the Dallas Museum of Art that are, most likely, often overlooked by visitors. Michael will share some insights into each the works that deal with the curious themes mentioned in the lecture title. Be surprised by the works that Michael has chosen to highlight while enjoying insights into many time periods, cultures, and artistic concerns.

Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Michelangelo in Dallas

Did you know that there are reproductions of 8 Michelangelo sculptures here in dallas?! This talk and powerpoint presentations will expose the whereabouts of these sculptures and will take a closer look at the artistic concerns and developments of the great Michelangelo as seen in these 8 sculptures. We will also discuss the quality of these reproductions and consider the affect on the overall value of a work of art when it is a reproduction rather then the original.



Sculpting the Human Head and Moving Into Abstraction

4 sessions with a model: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8 15
4 sessions moving into abstraction: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 15


critique night.Aprilfinal



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Abstraction/Experimental Workshop with Carol Nelson‏

Carol Nelson is conducting an Experimental Workshop “Pathways to Abstraction” March 11-14, 2014 at Midtown Dallas and you’re invited. Carol is very excited about this workshop as she has been  trying new techniques to teach us. The workshop description is attached at the bottom of this email
Many of you have expressed a desire to attend and it’s time to reserve your space with a deposit of $50.00. You may pay with a credit card by calling me 214-4-244-9449. If you prefer to pay with a check, please make the check payable to and mail to Teta Smith, 7100 Chase Oaks Blvd. #11411, Plano, Tx. 75025. The total price is $375.00 and must be paid by March 1st.
I hope you can join us! Contact Teta at 214-244-9449 or tetasmith@me.com. My workshop studio is located inside Valley View mall at Preston and Alpha near the Galleria. There are no stairs!
Carol is limiting the number of participants to only 18 so reserve your place immediately. You may also find the supply list online at http://galleryatmidtown.com Click on the “Workshop” tab. Let me know if you need specific directions or answers.
Pathways to Abstraction with Carol Nelson‏
Many artists who are representational painters have a yearning to try working abstractly, but are hesitant, and don’t know how to begin.  When confronted with The Great Whiteness (a blank canvas), it can be difficult to visualize the finished painting when there is no scene, vase, animal, flower, etc. there to paint from.
This workshop is ideal for artists wishing to pursue abstract painting with purposeful exploration of a variety of abstract styles.    We will study the work of abstract artist masters, and find ways to adapt their work to our own style, with an emphasis on mixed media.  Each day, students will create one or more paintings that illustrate a style, particular technique, or use of materials outside the realm of traditional art supplies.

Carol is a mixed media painter and certified Golden Artist Educator.  Carol recently completed the course work required by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., to be certified in “all things acrylic.”  Carol will guide  you in using and creating your own collage materials, including altered papers, embossed aluminum foil, faux rusted metal, Tyvek, epoxy resin and several Golden mediums.  These items will be provided by Carol.

Carol will discuss and demonstrate the importance of composition and color in your work.  She will explain the use of various acrylic mediums, types of adhesives, types of supports, and methods of presentation for a finished piece.  Carol’s teaching style is relaxed, humorous, and she generously shares her techniques and tips on how to create mixed media abstract fine art.

For more about the artist and her work, see her website: http://carolnelsonfineart.com/

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