Anton Nowels – Representation to Abstraction: Plein Air (Online); Wednesdays, May 15-29, 2024

Date: Wednesdays, May 15, 22, 29, 2023
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: All 2-D mediums (instructor will teach in oils)

Discover how to move between representation and abstraction in this 3-week class with award-winning artist Anton Nowels. Attain an understanding how to paint large scale en plein from setup to completion. Discover how let go of representation and play with composition and color to achieve more inventive work outdoors . Class will include discussions of colorist including: Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, Monet, Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, Hans Hoffman and Josef Albers. Anton will demonstrate how painting large scale. All levels welcome.

Week 1: Color Relationships
Week 2: Compositional Movement
Week 3: Letting Go of Representation

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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.

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 a private class 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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