In this workshop, students will learn how to see, interpret, and use techniques in order to create looser and more abstract figurative drawings and paintings.
Students will be encouraged to let go of the figure’s “correct” representation and proportion and, instead, focus on shape, edges, color, value, texture, composition, juxtaposition, ambiguity, technique, and the application of materials.
Working from a model, students will learn how to see the figure in more abstract terms and be guided toward a more fearless, aggressive, experimental, and risk-taking approach.
Leave your expectations at the door and come prepared to not allow the figure to distract you from your abstract response.
Prerequisites: Basic figure drawing and painting skills.
$325 SLOMA Members | $375 Non-Members | SOLD OUT – Click to Wait List
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art | Central California
"[It] helped me push to another level of abstracting the figure. David's teachings of using the model as a jumping off point helps to abstract the figure even more."
"I had never done an abstract figure and...am now comfortable with the idea of abstracting the figure. I am far more comfortable now stretching and trying new ways to make art. The most useful thing I learned was to not quit! Seriously, I almost left early on...but I stayed and loved it! David is truly a gifted teacher besides being such a gifted artist."