Pathways to Abstraction A 4 week long intensive study @ Melbourne Studio of Art June|July 2017
Annemarie Murland Ph.D. Artist and Educator | All text is copyright of Dr Annemarie Murland Creative Learning Programme Work Schedule Melbourne Studio of Art, Victoria.
Workshop Title | Pathways to Abstraction in Painting: materiality as a concept and process
In a supportive environment this 4week Pathways to Abstraction in Painting course will develop the student’s material knowledge and understanding of contemporary painting practices and provide a thorough overview of how materiality as a concept can be used to construct paintings within an abstract context. The student will experience and experiment with traditional material methodologies alongside non-conventional processes and applications of paint that, when combined create a platform for abstraction to take place. An individual approach to abstraction is emphasised throughout the coursework and you will be encouraged to experiment with your materials and ideas to produce resolved works of art.
What students can expect:
Each session will commence with a studio talk that will introduce the student to contemporary painting practices and practitioners. These conversations are intended to prompt discussion and provide a foundational understanding of the medium of paint | surfaces and grounds | painting materials | colour theory | brushwork |
Each session will extend, inform and improve your painting practice and skills | understand compositional devices and colour relationships |
Each session will develop and generate new ideas | experience a material approach to painting abstraction | understanding and explore the space and place of the picture plane |
On successful completion of the 4 week painting course the students will have expanded their painting and visual language skills and will have learnt how to blend materials and ideas into abstract concepts to produce painted works of art.
Annemarie Murland is a Scottish artist and educator living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia