Intro to Abstract Landscape Painting

Date: 6 Thursdays, September 23 – October 28, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Classroom 5A
Instructor: Edith Skiba LaMonica
Level: Beginners and practiced painters who want to enhance their technical skills and learn the art of abstraction
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members

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Class Description

Learn how to paint abstract landscapes using acrylic paints. This class is for beginners and practiced painters who want to enhance their technical skills and learn the art of abstraction in order to express their own creativity. We will paint an abstract interpretation of a realistic landscape. You will begin to see the traditional landscape in a new way and use painting techniques to create your vision. This class will focus on teaching abstract design by learning the basics of perspective, scale, shape, form, and color.
For reference bring 3 different photos or images of traditional landscapes that inspire you. Subjects can be gardens, woodlands, fields, etc., and may feature water elements like ponds and streams. Enlarged copies of about 8x10” will work best for analysis. One will become the subject source for your interpretive painting.


Materials
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• Stretched Canvas 18” x 24
• Paper palette pad
• Jar for water
• Spray bottle for water
• Paper towels
• Pencil
• Paints: A basic introductory set of acrylic paints in tubes ( Liquitex Basics, Grumbacher, Windsor, etc). Or buy individual tubes in colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Chrome Oxide Green
• Brushes Natural Bristle: Size 10 - 1/2 inch flat, Size 4 - 1/4 inch round end filbert, Size 2 – round



About the Instructor

Edith Skiba LaMonica has enjoyed teaching drawing and painting classes throughout her art career in New York, Pennsylvania and now in Connecticut. With her informal approach, she focuses on the basic skills of composition and color while encouraging self-expression and creativity. Edith has a BA in Painting and MA in Art History from Stony Brook University NY. She taught Design and Studio Art at The College of New Jersey Trenton, SUNY Empire State College, Suffolk Community College NY, and Tunxis Community College, Farmington. Featured in the New Britain Museum of American Art Bulletin, her exhibitions include Artworks Gallery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA., Five Points Gallery Torrington, Tunxis Community College Farmington, Northwest Community College Winsted, The Underground Gallery Collinsville, The Loft Gallery New Preston.