ABOUT THIS COURSE:
“Everyone knows that even a single line may convey an emotion.”
“Each drawing or painting is an exploration in unknown country, or, as Manet said, it is like “throwing oneself into the sea to learn to swim.”
– Punella Clough
“The process is what matters to me-making the work, how one’s work leads to another, and how showing the work and having people look at it and talk about it feeds it.”
“Drawings are dramatic events.”
– Jonathon Lasker
This new online course is a mighty adventure within the vast boundlessness of Abstraction. I cordially invite all artists, beginner to advanced. You will forge new ground that will add visible breadth to your repertoire.
Each week, I present international artists, their work, thoughts and process in drawing and painting. They portray abstraction with an irresistible array of new materials. Our phenomenal time period NOW has artists newly published and I will show you them all. Their experimentation runs through our present, freely evolving through tumultuous times. Traversing spontaneity through surface, texture and the abundant glories of drawing and painting is where we shall travel.
I set forth for you pragmatic demonstrations and explicit study of the sumptuous life of abstraction. We draw and paint together in every class. I offer a weekly Homework Assignment which can be uploaded to the WSA Dropbox for review. Homework is not mandatory but offered for you to explore your colleagues work. You will become proficient in the language of abstraction.
Think of the glories of pattern, the mysteries of Asemic Writing, the magnificence of line in all its diversity, thick expansive line to itty bitty dotted to fluctuating gesture. Imagine distinct shapes meeting aqueous indistinct shapes, the emphasis of color and the effects of light and dark. Transparency is perhaps the most enchanting method of conducting light and space, seen as playing a formative role in drawing and painting for centuries. Yet, it remains underused in the application of abstraction. I offer you a plentitude of up to date encounters with the magic that occurs between transparency and opacity.
Grant your intuition the treasure to express something that approaches and courts ambiguity. Observe and experiment with graphite, collage, acrylic, oil, watercolor, stamping, perforation, cold wax, the list is without end.
I aim to show you the dizzying new arrangements in the language of abstraction. NOW!
For Beginners and Advanced Artists.
Deadline for registration is 72 hours before the first class. For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 PM
$126 for four consecutive classes
Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 PM
To see Meredith’s bio click here
Here is what our students are saying:
“Meredith is a joyful instructor! Her class is the best art class I have ever taken.”
“The Zoom format works well and the structure of the class is perfect. Living in Scarsdale, it’s so much easier to stay connected to the art community than trying to get up to Woodstock for a weekend. The recordings make it doubly convenient!”
“Meredith is an extremely organized dedicated teacher who spends beyond the allotted time to provide support and education to each of us. She is a gem.”
“I am impressed with the quality of instruction. Meredith is excellent!”
“The transition to online courses was done quickly and well. I commend WSA. I also want to say I very much like the vibe of WSA. Very supportive folks and I’m getting a lot out of my classes.”