Anton Nowels – Representation to Abstraction: Bold Movement (Online); Wednesdays, January 24-February 7, 2024

Date: Wednesdays, January 24-February 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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Discover how to move between representation and abstraction in this 3-week class with award-winning artist Anton Nowels. Attain an understanding of how to use tonal planning and edges to paint in a bold, expressive way . By working in a series with a limited palette, discover more opportunity for creative expression. Class will include examples from Andrew Loomis’ book Creative illustration and artwork from Franz Kline, Pierre Soulage, Mary Weatherford, and more. Anton’s demos will focus on expressive abstraction using experimental tools. All levels welcome. Medium: All 2-D mediums (instructor will teach in oils.)

Week 1: Tonal Planning and Edges
Week 2: Gestural Movement
Week 3: Drawing in Paint

Anton Nowels is an accomplished artist whose work has been been exhibited on a national level. Nowels is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS) and recently won a Landscape Painting award at the Oil Painters of America (OPA) National Exhibition. This year, he participated in the Brinton Museum’s Residency program in Big Horn, Wyoming.

As a workshop instructor at Scottsdale Artists’ School, Winslow Art Center, and the Tubac School of Fine Art, Anton teaches and explores color theory approaches employed by Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, Sergei Bongart, and Josef Albers. Nowels paints a variety of subjects and experiments with painting techniques. The Maynard Dixon Legacy Museum in Mt. Carmel, Utah, represents Anton’s work and has welcomed him as a guest artist at their Maynard Dixon Country events.

Nowels has studied both contemporary and fine art. At Scottsdale Artists’ School, he earned scholarships to study with Ned Mueller, Camille Przewodek, and Romel de la Torre. At Arizona State University, he studied Interdisciplinary Art and explored contemporary art practices, including performance, installation, and video.

Currently, Nowels is working on a series of large-scale paintings that focus on both representation and abstract impressionism.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.