Abstracting From Nature
(Oct. 2024)

Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Monday Nights at B.Marie's Atelier & Gallery.


Nature is filled with incredible shapes, colors, textures, and patterns.  It is fun and incredibly free to start with a few natural elements and then repeat, distort, or simplify them to create beautiful abstract compositions or stylized landscapes.  

Horizontal bands of color can read intuitively, like sky and land.  Vertical lines can become trees.  Repeating patterns and textures become foliage.  If you are interested in creating abstract art, explore using elements of nature.  If you want to improve your landscape paintings, learning to see a landscape abstractly will help you paint the parts in relationship to each other, and you can explore different styles. Nature is the inspiration, but the possibilities through abstraction are endless! 

Meets: Monday Nights, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Location:  B.Marie's Atelier & Gallery located in the Bring's Historic Building,
236 S. Scott Ave., Suite 300, Tucson, Arizona 85705

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback, and one-on-one instruction.
Level: Beginners with some prior experience, intermediate or advanced, are welcome!

Medium: Open to all drawing and/or painting mediums.
Technique: Abstracting from elements of nature.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class. Note that painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters are specifically required to use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits & dispose of their oily rags in a flammable waste can.

Tuition: $160
Status: Open For Enrollment
Capacity: 7 seats
Terms & Conditions: Click to review.

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