Cost: $110 Members / $120 non-Members (includes all materials, see list below)
Workshop Description: Landscape, Color & Abstraction explores color, mark and abstraction through the lens of landscape painting. This workshop will briefly look at the traditional elements and principles of landscape painting, and use these tools to inform and create a compelling abstract work of art. This workshop is designed to provide the structure necessary to enter an abstract painting language with intention and ease, while still providing space for freedom and intuition. Landscape, Color & Abstraction is designed to help the artist better understand composition, value, color, and most importantly, how to become a looser and more expressive painter.
What to expect: The morning will be spent exploring a few sequential exercises and the afternoon will be an open studio format. Amanda will demonstrate all exercises before artists embark on their own work. Artists will leave the class with preparatory composition and value studies and 3-5 color study paintings.
Age and Level: Adult (18+) and beginner to intermediate painters
Supplies: (Provided by instructor): Mixed Media Paper, size 11×14, Canvas Paper, size 11×14, HB pencils, Value Charts, Color-Aid Paper, Newprint, Charcoal Sticks, Palette Paper, size 12×16, Palette Knives, Paint Brushes, size small and medium, Acrylic paint (Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta, Napthol Red Paint, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue), Paper Towels, Water Cups
Attendees to bring: Sketchbook (optional), 3-5 Reference photos (consider a variety of landscape shots, IE, marshes, forests, mountains)
Instructor Bio: Amanda K. Hawkins is an award winning painter living and working in Beverly, MA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art in 2014 and Masters in Fine Arts in Painting at Boston University in 2021. She is on the Board of Trustees at Rocky Neck Art Colony and shows her work in gallery shows across New England. Amanda teaches painting workshops across North America, including in British Columbia and Arizona, in addition to virtual workshops which have an international draw. Her work can be found in private art collections across the globe. Amanda maintains an active studio blog and shares her creative practice with over 25K people worldwide. If Amanda isn’t in the studio, she’s exploring New England and gaining inspiration for her next painting.
Learn more at https://www.amandakhawkins.com/ or follow her on Instagram @mandahawk_studio