Bold Color with Wonderwomen of the Art World – Kids


October 8- October 29
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Age 6+
$15.00 per class

In this series of workshops we will be looking at some of the Wonder Women of the Art World and referencing their artwork. Students will explore different imagery and several processes of painting working towards creating four artworks, one each evening of the workshop. Working in acrylic paint we will first quickly make sure everyone knows about color mixing and the color wheel. Then off to share in a world of color with some Wonder Women Painters.

  • October 8: Gestural Landscapes – Joan Mitchell Helen Frankenthaler and others
  • October 15: Painted Collaged Papers – Lee Krasner
  • October 22: More Traditional Landscapes – Lois Dodd and Gabriele Munter
  • October 29: Pattern and Geometry – Bridget Riley and Agnes Martin

You can take one or all classes.

Teaching Artist: Jeri Hillis

Supply kits will be available for pick up at Emergent Arts prior to class.
After completing registration and payment, you will be sent a Zoom link for each class.
Scholarships available – email for information

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October 8 – Joan Mitchell Helen Frankenthaler and others   –  Gestural Landscapes
In the first evening we will create a landscape of our own with loose brush work exploring atmosphere and emotion through color. We will discuss the symbolism and emotional response in the use of color.

October 15 – Lee Krasner – Painted Collaged Papers
On to collaged painted papers. We will paint numerous papers in a several colors. Using scissors or simply tearing the papers and assembling them on to canvas or other substrate create a abstract composition that could resemble a landscape, forest, cityscape, or sky or seascape. So here also color will have emotional context.

October 22 – Lois Dodd and Gabriele Munter – Traditional Landscapes
In this class we will be painting more traditional styles of landscape painting like fields, forests, oceans, and sky spread out horizontally or mountains and city buildings rising tall upward. There will be a focus on direction, leading the eye of the viewer into and through the painting and looking at how the color of weather can affect mood and emotion. Various painting styles and techniques can be used to represent a landscape. We will be using acrylic paint, mixing from the primary colors. Our landscape may be imaginary or may come from a photograph.

October 29 – Bridget Riley and Agnes Martin  – Pattern and Geometry
In this workshop we will continue to work with color and our response to it, but it will be confined with geometric design. Two women artists that explored the fantastic world of pattern and geometry are Bridget Riley and Agnes Martin. These women also chose to work with color and repetitive patterns. Our works do not have to be a strict, they can be as loose as a Zantangle if you wish.


Additional information


All Classes, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29


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