WORKSHOP-The Inspired Abstract-March 29-31
The Inspired Abstract
3-day workshop with Julie Bernstein Engelmann
March 29-31, 2019
9:30 am-4:30 pm
(with an hour for lunch)
Registration & Supplies:
(a deposit of $100 reserves your place)
Make sure to register for the Tucson location!
All experience levels welcome!
Inspiring moments can become richly beautiful abstract paintings.
In this workshop you’ll experience a layering technique that gives you a powerful foundation for abstract painting. You will:
· Learn how to find the spirit in your painting and gently enhance its drama so it can shine powerfully.
· Discover the helpful relationship between imagination and the raw beauty of paint and gesture.
· Use the full power of background, middle ground, and foreground in abstraction by understanding the proper role of each.
· Find out how you can approach your painting differently when you’re in the mood for fluidity vs. form.
· Learn ways to vastly deepen your painting’s visual space.
· Gain liberating hands-on tips to improve color mixing and color harmony.
· See how to move forward more productively by replacing criticism of your painting with support.
· Observe how “surgical” changes to the flow of a painting can stunningly transform it from disappointing to great.
· Distinguish what kind of finishing touches are needed to bring your painting into focus.
Whether you’re a longtime artist or new to painting, Julie will guide you through the process of turning inspiration into soul-satisfying abstract paintings. You’ll leave with two acrylic paintings that embody meaning, naturalness, and spatial depth and flow – qualities that lift an abstract painting from amateur to professional.
Along the way, you’ll gain discernment and come to understand abstract painting much more deeply.
Julie will give demonstrations, enlightening discussion, group critique, and plenty of one-on-one time. You’ll also receive Julie’s valuable checklist: “Critique Points for Abstract Painting,” an essential painting-rescue kit to keep handy in your studio.
Julie Bernstein Engelmann creates abstract art that speaks to the heart and spirit. Her luscious acrylic paintings have won many awards. Julie holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Barnard College in New York City, where she studied with Milton Resnick, first-generation Abstract Expressionist. An instructor at the Sedona Arts Center School of the Arts, Julie is passionate about teaching artists how to understand their mid-process “beautiful mess” and bring it to life. See Julie’s art, CV, and sign up for her free eye-opening ebook, How to Bring Your Abstract Art to Life, at www.julieengelmann.com