Amanda Hawkins- Nature in Abstraction
July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm| $650
How do you experience nature? Some people climb the biggest mountain they can find, others prefer beach combing the coast, while others cultivate their backyards into pristine gardens. How can we capture that energy and express those fleeting feelings of exhilaration, nostalgia, or serenity on the canvas?
This workshop explores abstraction, color and mark through the lens of landscape painting. We will transform our reference imagery into rich, energetic, abstract paintings. Each morning we will explore and experiment through warm-up exercises, and each afternoon will be used as open studio time with ample guidance and one-on-one time with Amanda. The sequential layout of this class will give students the tools and confidence to take chances and make informed decisions on the canvas. Over the 4-day course, artists will complete a mini-series of paintings on paper, build unconventional color palettes, develop preparatory work, and execute 4 paintings on canvas.
Amanda K. Hawkins is a painter living and working in Boston, MA. She is a candidate for a Masters in Fine Arts from Boston University, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art in 2014. Amanda exhibits her work throughout New England, teaches painting workshops across North America, and has work in private collections across the globe. She maintains an active blog, sharing her studio practice with over 20K people worldwide. If Amanda isn’t in the studio, she’s likely swimming in the sea or exploring the Maine backcountry.