Intuition and Composition / Color and Abstraction – 3 day workshop
Instructor - Kathleen Mooney, NWS, ISAP, ISEA-NF kathleenmooney.com
Location - by appointment or contract at your location
Three Day Workshop
Day 1 Morning – Your “Inner Harmonics” – Intuition and Color
The “meanings” of color – and what color means to you
Identify YOUR choices based on YOUR ”Inner Harmonics” using my “Eye Test” method
Symbolism and emotions - how they relate to your color choices
Hands on – Choose several color combinations that work for you. Create Flash cards.
Day 1 Afternoon – Color – Now, how much color?
How many different colors and what density of repetition brings you the emotional response you seek?
Using your choices from the morning session arrange your colors – do at least 3 variations
Record your Favorite color choices and your Supporting choices on more flash cards
Hands on - Put a first coat on your paper / canvas – prep with your main color
Day 2 Morning – Abstraction and Edges and more colors!
The Abstraction Continuum
Meeting and Merging – what do your lines and edges look like?
Additional colors – your supporting colors
Hands on – determine your imagery, work on your edges, add your additional colors
Day 2 – Afternoon – Finishing Touches
Graphic Pop – stamping, stencils, fabrics, collage, and/or detailed passages
Focal point and Direction
Hands on – evaluate the current focal point and directional flow – adjust as needed – use your stamps and stencils or other finishing touches, record what you learn on your flash cards
Day 3 – Morning and Afternoon until 3:00
Painting and working with YOUR Color choices – work in series – at least three more small paintings to really experience and internalize your “Inner Harmonics” with color and abstraction
Hands on – paint at least three more paintings applying what you have learned
Daily – review your work and identify how it relates to your choices, update and modify your “Inner Harmonics” flash cards
Day 3 – 3:00 until 4:00 – Presentations, Photos and Evaluation
Class fee is $150.00 per student per day. This is a 3 day class.
Group fees by contract are available at reduced cost. Contact the workshop hosting location for details.
Your additional materials fee of $15.00 per student covers those “surprisingly mundane” new materials and tools. What should you bring? See the Multi Day Workshop materials list on Materials List