Seth Apter – Abstraction Reaction

Written by Michelle Mccosh
May 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
We are excited to welcome back Seth Apter.


Let go of your plan and preconceived ideas and spend the day going abstract. In this full day workshop, learn the principles behind creating abstract art. We will discuss and review concepts such as Focus, Unity, Contrast, Repetition, Balance, Layering, Movement and Quadrant Composition, among others. We will start by creating collage bits and pieces in a freeform and random fashion to be used in our workshop project. Working on a stretched canvas, we will then bring life to the principles using collage, paint, ink, and an array of mark makers. You will make at least one and have a collection of creative techniques to apply to all your art in the future.



Student supply list:

-Paint brushes (1/2 and 1 inch cheap bristle brushes work well)

-Water container and paint palette

-Matte, Gloss or Gel Medium

-White Gesso

-Glue Stick

-Water Mister

-Aquarellable Stabilo All Pencil – black (and other colors if you have them)

-Chose the following based on your preferred color palette:

Acrylic paint  (your choice of heavy body, fluid, high flow)

Ink Pads (assorted colors, any type)

-Bring any (or all) the following based on your preferred color palette:

Paint pens

Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens

Water soluble Art Crayons (my favorite are Marabu Mixed Media Art Crayons but

any brand will work)

Any of your favorite mark makers (pens, pencils, markers, etc)

-Bring your visual journal if you have one

-I will have abstract stencils and unmounted background stamps to share but feel

free to bring your favorites

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