Abstract Intuitive Online Art Class
Mixed Media Painting & Collage with Kristena West M.A.
It's taking all my life to move from my beloved figurative art to exploring abstraction with a passion! For years I have been learning new techniques in mark-making and exploring these in hundreds of paintings, drawings and monoprints.
Following our intuition we can rely on the journey taking us to undiscovered rambles
Many of us long to create from our intuition, but we may feel stuck, or fearful of the blank canvas, or mid-way through start to lose confidence as the images keep changing.
Learn how to overcome these creative obstacles, and move back to freedom and continue the creative freedom of the painting journey.
Everyone is Welcome, you do not have to be an artist to take this class!
With some paint, inks, crayons and brushes we start layering the canvas ...here is my outdoor art table where I can take a painting and add abstract layers, washes, inks, stencils and more!
Here's a description of our expressive art lessons
PROJECT 1: SETTING UP SPACE & TOOLS
Wonderful if you can set up a space outside so you can be free to create a bit of a mess=freedom of expression. Learn tools when you sign up for class.
PROJECT 2: LAYERS
Learn how to be spontaneous, follow your heart and mix it up using textures, colors, darks and lights and have fun.
PROJECT 3: SEEING THE IMAGE BECOMING
Move from pure abstact into the forms becoming... what beings want to live in the work? Following the thread or bread crumbs that travel thru the landscape of the painting and participate in the creation of an intuitive spiritual painting.
what will you learn in this class?
• creating layers of color, texture and mark-making
• use inks, dyes, paints and mixed media
• learn to keep the composition balanced and not murky or "junk-journal" looking
• how to bring back an overworked painting
• learn the art of "spiritual-seeing" allowing the spirit to inform the art making process
• overview of intuitive painting & avoiding common mistakes