Term 2 – Ways to Abstraction (Wed 6.00pm)

Term 2 – Ways to Abstraction (Wed 6.00pm)

$320.00 inc. GST

Term 2 2023

Lecturer: Anna Gore

Wed 3 May – Wed 7 Jun  6.00pm – 9.00pm

Level – Beginners to Intermediate

This course introduces key modernist methods for developing an abstract painting from still-life observational painting techniques. The class will focus on experimenting with colour and composition in painting. Ways to Abstraction is suitable for beginner and intermediate painters.

Materials required:

Paints: This course is suitable for acrylic or oil paints. The more colours you bring, the better. Please make sure you have some white available. A suggested palette would be the following range of colours or closest match: Unbleached titanium, burnt sienna, raw umber, terre verte, ultramarine blue, vermillion, cadmium yellow mid (or other medium-warmth opaque yellow) and titanium white. Brushes and surfaces: A range of brushes, including 3 x mid-size brushes (approx. 1-1.5cm width) – imitation hog bristle, or similar. 2 – 3 sheets of oil sketch paper and 4 – 8 sheets of tracing paper or a roll of baking paper. One canvas or canvas board or extra oil sketch paper, in a size of your choosing (I recommend 40 x 50cm). Other materials: Scissors, tape, pencil, eraser, sharpener, rags, empty jars, several plastic plates or paint palette, medium (I recommend no.4 medium) and solvent if using oil paints.

For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.au


Anna Gore recently completed a practice-led Masters by Research (Visual Arts) at the University of South Australia, researching modern experimental/abstract painting from the nineteenth century to today, with a focus on the subversive tendencies of abstraction, and its interconnectedness with emotional expression in painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Out In Style (Fontanelle Gallery, 2018), Slime Time (FELTspace Gallery, 2016), and Colour Camp (CACSA Project Space, 2014). Local and national group shows include Material Girls (Praxis Art Space, 2020), Essential Forms (Greenaway Gallery, 2019), and the Greater Union project (HoBiennale, Tasmania, 2017). Anna has taught Painting 3.1 studio classes at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2019, and is currently participating in the ACE Open Studio Residency Program for 2020-21.

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