Date: Tuesdays, June 29-July 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time, 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-9:00 PM London Time
Medium: Drawing/Oil or Acrylics
Learn to see and organize your paintings and drawings with an eye for the abstract during this 5-week online course presented live over Zoom. Consider elements of design, form, space, divisions/intervals, proportion, surface geometry and color relationships. Students will be guided through ways of working from direct observation, constructing paintings and drawings from various sources and building from the foundation of master transcriptions. Students will learn approaches towards finding a solid formal structure that can be applied to painting any subject or motif. Class projects will be completed in both drawing media and oil paint.
Students will have some opportunity for working in-class for a portion of our weekly zoom meetings, but most projects will require additional work throughout the week. The instructor will provide individual feedback weekly through the class message board.
Some basic familiarity with oil paint is preferred.
Week 1 Observing Abstraction: placement, proportion, intervals, movement and stillness in a composition
Week 2 Flatness and Space: internal geometry, geometry of the rectangle, autonomous form/shape
Week 3 Transcription, Interpretation, Invention: transcribe (copy) a master painting and use this as a basis for your own painting or drawing by working directly over and into it.
Week 4 Constructed Painting: composing a synthetic studio painting from multiple sources, organizing disparate elements into a unified image.
Week 5 Constructed Painting (continued): color as a compositional element, color proportion, using value and color to create layered readings of your composition.
Edmond Praybe is a painter concerned with the convergence of perception and abstraction. His work pairs intense direct observation of the motif with abstractions of structure, rhythm, shape and color. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. Edmond’s work has been shown widely at juried and invitational exhibitions. He has been the recipient of the Hohenberg Travel Grant, two Mercedes Matter Awards and was a National Parks Artist-In-Residence at Catoctin Mountain Park. Edmond teaches studio classes and lectures regularly in-person and online. He is a member of Zeuxis: an association of still life painters and is currently represented by Y Art in Baltimore, First Street Gallery in New York City and Peterson Contemporary in Bend, OR.
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