Apr 27 Wed
Studio Program

Painting Poetry

May 7, 2016

Inspired by SVMA's Thomas Ingmire exhibition, this class will explore the use of calligraphic marks to make abstract paintings that are inspired by poetry. We will work with the gestures of letters, the flourishes, the use of different tools and materials, as well as inward reflection to begin our paintings. The more we can reach our intuitive self, the more honest and alive our paintings will be. Using poetry as our starting point, we will discuss how abstract paintings can have an intrinsic connection to a poem. This includes the quality of line, size of strokes, shapes, direction of energy, color, value and texture. We will use sumi ink and watercolor to create our paintings.

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