Anton Nowels – Representation to Abstraction: Working Large (Online); Wednesdays, March 20-April 3, 2024

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Date: Wednesdays, March 20-April 3, 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

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 develop large scale paintings for both abstraction and representation. Discover how to develop studies for large scale work that allow for more flexibility with composition and invention. Class will include discussions of artists painting large scale: Joan Mitchell, Franz Kline, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and more. Anton will demonstrate large scale studio painting. All levels welcome. Medium: All 2-D mediums (instructor will teach in oils.)

Week 1: Studies
Week 2: Flexible Composition
Week 3: The Dynamic Finish

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.

*International Students, please note: due to the USA/European clock change for Daylight Savings Time, classes on March 20 & 27 will be held at 5:00–7:30 PM London Time.

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