Exploring Abstract and Semi Abstract Painting

Date: 6 Mondays, July 6 - August, 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Maurice Casas
Level: Beginners and Intermediates
Tuition: $215 Non-Members / 193.50 Members

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Learn the process to develop the freedom to create. Discover how exploring and “playing” with abstract painting is one of the best approaches to create non-objective artworks with an array of possibilities. In this class, we will learn some basic techniques and an easy way to apply the principles and elements of design to produce effortless, but well-structured art. If you like the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, this class is for you. In addition, we will also discuss and learn why even to this day artists like these are still very important and relevant in the art world.

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 have 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.

Email: mauricecasas@gmail.com
Phone: 321-202-3669