Abstract and Semi-Abstract Painting
Date: 6 Mondays, July 12 - August 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Maurice Casas
Level: Beginners and Intermediates
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members
This class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract and semi-abstract painting. Instruction focuses on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate painters.
Download materials list here.
• Mix Media Pad, 30 sheets, 18 x 24 98lb
• Acrylic Colors (Suggested): Ivory Black, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Titanium White, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Light Green Permanent, Scarlet, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Raw Sienna, Burned Sienna , Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Ultramarine Blue, 4oz.
• General Charcoal Pencils 2B and 6B
• Kneaded Eraser
• Acrylic Brushes (medium size and up)
• 3” or 4” palette knife
About the Instructor
Maurice Casas’ art is a result of several years of experimentation and a search for identity. It is the fusion of these two disciplines plus his personal sensitivity that has given him a new vision for color and design. His work creates an environment of invented realms and is juxtaposed between past and present. He uses semi-abstract and figurative mark-making to create tension between reality and fanciful. Using Pre-Columbian Art and Iconography and elements of Architecture, Maurice has developed a unique and colorful language with its own vocabulary. Originally from Colombia in South America, Maurice has attended Colegio Antonio Narino and New York City Technical College. He has lived in the United States for 35 years where he has worked as a Visual Artist and Architectural Designer.