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“Where their extremities meet and where they delineate particular spaces, lines create new beings-planes.” Wassily Kandinsky
“Space has fun between the straight line and the curve.” Luciano Fabro
“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” Paul Klee
“There’s no danger for me to get stuck, because with each line I draw, hundreds more wait to be drawn.” Gego
Line informs our lives whether we are standing in one or regarding double lines dividing our highways. For artists, a line becomes virtually an autograph. Drawn lines can be rough and tumble, notably exact, tinged with perforation, zigzagged into repetitive pattern, floating merrily in open space, densely layered into geometric configurations or meandering lazily in tidy script.
Art history is rife with the revelry of line. From Surrealist automatic writing to the scribbles of Cy Twombly, the raw looping of Jackson Pollock, the laborious grids of Agnes Martin to the current restless entanglements of Julie Mehretu. The quirkiness of line enthralls artists the world over.
Consider the raw materials employed by artists in their linear gestures. Vying for attention are rivers of ink, strands of watercolor, fuzzy trails of graphite, thread stitched onto paper, wire plunging through space, pastel surges or the superimposition of pencil. All of which can carry a vision of grace, tension, leisure, rage or sensitivity.
This one-day workshop reflects the focus of diversity in the mesmerizing world of line. Your individual “portraits” of dialogue with line are your autographs of observation, discovery and invention.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 19+
August 9, 2020; Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM
$141 ($140 tuition + $1 lab fee)
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.